Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1924


WINSLOW is a small market and union town, with a station on the Bletchley and Oxford and Banbury branches of the London, Midland and Scottish railway, about a mile east-by-north from Verney Junction station on the Metropolitan and London and North Eastern joint railway, 50½ miles from London by road, 54 by London, Midland and Scottish  railway, 10½ north-west from Aylesbury, 6¾ south-east from Buckingham, and 12 north-west from Leighton Buzzard: it is the head of a petty sessional division, and in the Buckingham division of the county, parish of Winslow-cum-Shipton, hundred of Cottesloe, county court district of Buckingham, rural deanery of Claydon, archdeaconry of Buckingham and diocese of Oxford. The town stands on the brow of a hill, overlooking a fertile vale on the road from Aylesbury to Buckingham, and consists of a square market place with three principal streets radiating from it. The town is lighted with gas by a company formed in 1881, and is supplied with water from wells. The church of St Laurence, originally erected in the 13th century, is a building of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of a large chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells :  the triple sedilia, on the south side of the chancel, are canopied, and adorned with the emblems of the Evangelists : a mutilated piscina, found built up in the south chancel wall, has been restored and refixed : on the north side is a brass, with effigies, to Thomas Fige, 1578, his wife and seven children;  and on the south another to Dorothy Barnard, 1634;   the font is a new work of Caen stone, erected from contributions by  the children of the parish : there are several memorial windows, including one erected in 1897 to Mr. H. R. Lambton, of Redfield, and others to Mr. Herbert Bullock and Mrs. H. R. Lambton:  in 1884 the church was thoroughly restored under the direction of Mr. John O. Scott, architect, when the galleries were removed, the roofs renewed in oak, the floors re-laid, the porch partially rebuilt and furnished with a canopied niche, containing a figure of St. Laurence : the reredos is entirely of oak, beautifully wrought in panels and gilt: a new aisle on the north side of the chancel was erected in 1889 : the total cost of these restorations and additions amounted to £5,220: in 1913 a new organ was provided:  there are 400 sittings. In 1898 the churchyard was enclosed with a wrought iron fence, within which rows of trees were planted by the 1st Baron Addington. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £370, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1920 by the Rev. St. John Hungerford Beamish M.A. of Corpus Christi College Cambridge. The Congregational chapel erected in 1885, from designs by Mr. John Sulman F.R.I.B.A. is an edifice of red brick with stone dressings in the Gothic style of the early 13th century, and has a large square tower : it will seat 350 persons ; adjoining are class rooms and Sunday schools. There is a Baptist tabernacle in High street, erected in 1864, with sittings for 400 persons, and a small Baptist chapel in Bell alley, founded about 1630, with 60 sittings.  In the churchyard, standing in a curved recess which is approached from the High street by a flight of three steps, is a cross with octagonal shaft and pedestal, all of Mansfield stone, which was erected in memory of Winslow men who fell in the Great War, 1914-18.  The Oddfellows’ Hall, in High street, is a large iron building, capable of seating 300 people.  A market for live stock is held the first and third Wednesdays in each month, and is [p.232]  largely attended, and for corn every Wednesday. Statute fairs are held on the Wednesday before October 11 and the two following Wednesdays. The inhabitants are chiefly engaged in agriculture; lace making, once largely carried on here, is now being gradually revived.  There is a lawn tennis club and a bowling club. The various charities are now administered under a scheme issued by the Charity Commissioners 11th August, 1863. Winslow Hall, a well proportioned building of red brick, attributed to Sir Christopher Wren or one of his pupils, is a fine example of the domestic architecture of the period:  it is now the property and residence of Norman McCorquodale esq. OB.E., J.P.  Redfield, the seat of Capt. W. H. Lambton, is an elegant modern mansion of red brick, standing in extensive and tastefully-arranged grounds.   Lt.-Col. William Selby-Lowndes, O.B.E., J.P. is lord of the manor. The area is 1,918 acres of land and 4 of water; rateable value £10,960 ; the population in 1911 was 1,532, including 7 officers and 99 inmates in the Poor Law Institution.
Deputy Parish Clerk and Sexton, Richard French, Sheep street.

Post, M. O., T & T. E. D. & Telephone Call Office, High street – Joseph George Wynne, postmaster.
Hours of business, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; sundays from 8.30 to 10 a.m


Meets at the Union, every four weeks on friday, at 11 a.m.
The parishes in the District are the same as in the Union.
Chairman, J. M. Missenden, Whaddon
Clerk, William Norris Midgley, High street
Treasurer, Edward Robert Mayor, Market square
Medical Officer of Health, Arthur Edward Leapingwell , M.R.C.S Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond Norden ho. Avenue rd
Highway Surveyor & Sanitary Inspector, Harry Cripps, Buckingham [road]


Anstruther Hy. Torrens, The Old Court ho. Whitchurch
Broderick Michael, 29 London road, Bedford
Cottesloe Lord V.D., T.D. (Lord Lieut.),  Swanbourne Old house, Winslow
Fremantle Hon. Cecil, Radclive grange, Buckingham
Fremantle Admiral Hon. Sir Edmund Robert G.C.B., C.M.G., F.R.G.S. 44 Lower Sloane st. London S W
Gregory, Miss Christiana Stopford, Mary Monk’s close, Whitchurch.
Hubbard Lt.-Col. Hon. Cecil John, Kingsbridge, Steeple Claydon, Bucks
Illing Ebenezer Alfred, Horn street, Winslow
Lines Edward Thomas, High street, Winslow
McCorquodale Norman O.B.E. Winslow hall, Winslow
Monk, William R. Tuckey, Winslow
Piggott Lt.-Col. Vincent Randophe, Grendon manor, Grendon Underwood, Aylesbury
Piggott Vice-Admiral William Harvey, Doddershall house, near Aylesbury
Prior Charles Matthew. Adstock manor, Winslow
Selby-Lowndes Meyrick Edward, Mursley Grange, Bucks
Selby-Lowndes Lt.-Col. William O.B.E., T.D. Whaddon hall, Bletchley
Verney Sir Harry Calvert William bart. D.S.O. Middle Claydon, Winslow
Young Alfred, Holly bank, Drayton Parslow, Bletchley

The Chairman, for the time being, of the Winslow Rural District Council is an ex officio magistrate
Clerk to the Magistrates, Geoffrey Mitcalfe Barker, High street
Petty Sessions are held every alternate friday in the magistrates’ room at the Police station, at Station road, at 11 a.m.
The following places are included in the Petty Sessional division :- Drayton Parslow, Dunton, East Claydon, Grandborough, Great Horwood, Hogshaw, Hoggeston, Little Horwood, Mursley, Nash, North Marston, Oving, Pitchcott, Quainton (township), Shipton Lee hamlet, Swanbourne, Tattenhoe, Whaddon, Whitchurch, Winslow.  Hamlets for the purpose of highways only : Denham, Doddershall, Fullbrook, Shipton & Singleborough


County Police Station, Station road, John Haynes, sergeant, & 2 constables
Stamp Office, Post office, High street, Joseph George Wynne, distributor
Oddfellows’ Hall (Manchester Unity Loyal Western), High street, Fred Lomas, sec


Board day, every four weeks on Fridays, at the Poor Law Institution at 10.30 a.m
The Union comprises the following places :-  Claydon (East), Drayton Parslow, Dunton, Grandborough, Hoggeston, Hogshaw with Fulbrook, Horwood (Great) with Singleborough, Horwood (Little), Marston (North), Mursley, Nash, Shenley Brook End, Stewkley, Swanbourne, Tattenhoe, Whaddon & Winslow.  The population of the union in 1921 was 6,34 ; area 34,525 acres ; rateable value, £57,472
Chairman of the Board of Guardians, J. M. Missenden, esq. Whaddon
Clerk to the Guardians & Assessment Committee, Wm. Norris Midgley, High street, Winslow
Treasurer, Edward Robert Mayor, Market square
Relieving & Vaccination Officer, John Gates, Avenue road, Winslow
Medical Officers & Public Vaccinations, 1st District, Tho L Kennish M.D.& C.M Edin, The Cottage, Winslow; 2nd district Arthur Edward Leapingwell M.R.C.S. Eng,, L.R.C.P. Lond. Norden house, Winslow
Poor Law Institution, a red brick building, erected in 1834, with room for 250 inmates; A. J. Hartley, master;  Rev. St. John Hungerford Beamish M.A. chaplain; Arthur Edward Leapingwell, medical officer;  Mrs. Hartley, matron


Superintendent Registrar, William Norris Midgley, High street, Winslow ;  deputy, Alfred Joseph Clear, High street, Winslow
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages, John Gates, Avenue road, Winslow ; deputy, 


Assistant Overseer, Collector of Poor & other Rates, Thomas Daniel Curtis, Station road 
Certifying Factory Surgeon for the Winslow Division of Bucks, Arthur Edward Leapingwell M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond.. Norden house
Clerk to the Parish Council, Hugh Ray
Coroner for the Winslow District, Mitcalfe Barker LL.B. Buckingham
Deputy Coroner, Thos. Eben Pemberton M.B. Buckingham
Inspector under the Diseases of Animals Acts, Sergt. John Haynes, Police station, Station road
Secretary to the Trustees of the Winslow Charities, Hugh J. Ray, High street
Stamp Distributor, Joseph George Wynne, High street
Town Crier, Edward T. Lines J.P. High street
Veterinary Inspector under the Diseases of Animals Acts, Andrew Hart M.R.C.V.S. Station road


St. Laurence Church, Rev. St. John Hungerford Beamish, M.A. vicar
Baptist, High street
Baptist, Bell alley
Congregational, Horn street, Rev. Henry Clifford Vincent M.A.


Sheep street, (boys, girls & infants), built in 1901, at a cost of £3,000, is for 300 children;  is under the management of a committee :  George Pass, master; W. Young, Misses M. Clifford, R. Collier, A. Hawes, F. Attwooll & M. Odell, assistants

London & various places. – Sutton & Co.; Mrs. Rebecca Odell, agent, High street
Adstock. - E. White, tues. & fri
Grandborough – A.Anstiss, daily
North Marston – A. Anstiss, daily
Mursley – S. Jackman, wed. & sat
Steeple, Middle & East Claydon – A.  Beckett, thurs.
Swanbourne – Charles Alderman, daily
Railway Station, Fred Hone, station master & goods agent
Winslow Road Station, in East Claydon parish (which see)


Motor Omnibus Services:- Aylesbury Motor Bus Co. daily between Winslow & Aylesbury & on mon. & sat. to Aylesbury by an additional route which passes through Whitchurch, Oving, North Marston & Grandborough;  National Omnibus & Transport Co. Ltd. between Winslow & Stony Stratford, mon. fri. & sat. passing through Calverton, Whaddon & Gt. Horwood 


Beamish Rev. St. John Hungerford M.A. (vicar), The Vicarage
Clarke John, The Beeches, Buckingham road
Coates Major Frederic Jules Marie, Station rd. T N 18
Cobham, Leonard Strode, Western lodge, Horn street
Deacon Frederick John Patrick, The Beeches, Buckingham road
Dodge  Mrs. The Beeches, Buckingham road
George Mrs. Buckingham road
Gosling Edward Lambert, Blake house, Horn Street
Greaves Mrs. Western ho. Horn st
Haddock Major George B. The Lawn. T N 32
Hart Andrew, Station road
Hawley Leslie James, Horn street
Hayman, Herbert, Shipton. T N 24
Illing Ebenezer Alfred J.P. Horn st
Ingram, George, jun. High street
Ingram George William, High street
Johnson Mrs. Station road
Kennish Thomas L., The Cottage, Horn street. T N 9
Lambton Capt. William. Hy. Redfield
Leapingwell Arthur Edward, Norden house, Avenue road. T N 15
Lines Edward Thomas J.P. High st
McCorquodale Norman O.B.E., J.P. Winslow hall. T N 12
Matthews Richard J. High street
Matthews William Thomas, Horn st
Mayor Edward Robert, Bank house, Market square
Midgley William Norris, Chesham house, High street. T N 5
Morecraft Miss, The Beeches, Buckingham road
Newman Mrs. Station road
Pass Geo. The Maples, Buckingham rd
Parton Harry R. Buckingham road
Ray Hugh, High street
Sanderson Bertie L.R.I.B.A.. The Beeches, Buckingham road
Smith Miss, The Maples, Buckingham road
Stevens Augustine Geo Market sq
Stevens William Hall, Station road
Stock Henry Charles, Vicarage road
Turner Geo. Fernleigh ho. High st
Vincent Rev. Henry Clifford M.A. (Congregational), Horn street
Walker Mrs. Market square
Walton Herbert Clifford, Mill house, Buckingham road
Walton Percy W, Market square
Wynne Joseph George, High street 


Early closing day, Thursday.

Barker Geoffrey Mitcalfe LL.B. solicitor & commissioner for oaths (firm, Small & Barker), & clerk to the magistrates of Winslow division, High street (T N 4); & at Buckingham
Bell Hotel (The) (Mrs. E. Rosa Neal, proprietress), Market square. T N 2
Benbow Louisa H. & Mary Ann (Misses), confrs. High st
Berry Studwell, stud groom to Capt. W. H. Lambton
Biggerstaff Arth. Wm. baker, see Carter & Biggerstaff
Bletchley & District C-operative [sic] Society Ltd. Horn st
Bone Edward, Bull P.H. Horn street
Bradbury William, beer retailer, High street
Byford Ernest Alfred, corn dealer, High street
Cantell Charles William, grocer, High street
Caron Ralph E. excise officer, Station road
Carter & Biggerstaff, bakers, High street
Cash Meat Co. butchers, High street.  T N 28
Central Supply Stores Co. grocers, provision merchants, patent medicine vendors, hardware merchants & ironmongers, Market square
Clear Alfred Joseph, printer, binder, & deputy supt. registrar, High street. T N 7
Coates Ernest, farmer, Shipton farm
Colgrove Joseph, butcher, High street
Cottage Home (Miss Annie Bailey, matron), Park road
County Police Station (John Haynes, sergt.), Station rd
Cripps Harry A.I.S.E., A.R.San.I. sanitary inspector & surveyor to Winslow Rural District Council, Buckingham road
Crisp Frederik James, Boot P.H. Tinker’s End
Curtis Thomas Daniel, insurance agent, assistant overseer & collector of rates, Station road
Deacon William, farm bailiff to Capt. W.H. Lambton
Dickson Thomas George, dispensing chemist, Market sq
Dobbs Alwynne, Chandos Arms P.H. High street
Dobbs Alwynne Georg, boot repairer, High street
Dominey Matilda (Mrs), apartments, Buckingham road
Egleton & Sons, grocers, High street
Fairman M. (Mrs), shopkeeper, High street
French Fred, stationer, High street
French Isabel M. (Miss), printer, High street
French William George, confectioner, High street
Fulks & Sons, drapers, Market square
Gates John, registrar of births, deaths & marriages & relieving & vaccinating officer, Avenue road
Gibbard & Ingram, builders, High street
Gibbs George William, builder, High street
Gillam John Alfred, beer retailer, Sheep street
Giltrow Ernest Charles, Station hotel, Station road
Grace Arthur, blacksmith, Horn street
Green Edward Walter, stud groom to Leonard Strode Cobham esq. Plough cottage, Horn street
Hall George Henry, beer retailer, High street
Hancock Frederick George, carting contractor, Horn st
Hart Andrew M.R.C.V.S. veterinary surgeon, & veterinary inspector under the Diseases of Animal Acts, Station road. T N 20
Haswell Florence & Martha (Misses), costumiers, Buckingham road
Hatt-Cook George B.A. solicitor, Horn street. T N 25
Hawley J. C. & Son, grocers, Market square. T N 8
Heady Elizabeth (Mrs.), private hotel, Sheep street
Heady Henry John, corn merchant, Sheep street
Higgs John Arthur, police constable, Station road
Hilton S. & Sons, boot makers, High street
Hodgkinson Edward, teacher of shorthand, 13 Avenue rd
Holden H.J. & Sons, tailors, High street
Holt Harry, fruiterer, High street
Horne Frank, Crooked Billet P.H. Horn street
Hornsby Elizabeth (Mrs.), laundry, High street
Housley George Muston, saddler, Market square
Hubbocks Ernest Lawrence, Nag’s Head P.H. Sheep st
Hutt Edith Mary (Miss), apartments, Station road
Illing E A & Sons, grocers, Horn street & farmers, Magpie farm
Ingram Frank, cowkeeper, Bridge field
Ingram John Henry, builder, see Gibbard & Ingram
Ingram William, butcher, High street
Jackson Thomas, George hotel, Market square
Kemp Ernest William, fruiterer, High street
Kennish Thomas L., M.D. & C.M. Edin. surgeon, medical officer & public vaccinator, 1st district, Winslow  union & medical officer to the Post Office, The Cottage, Horn street, T N 9
Keys John & Son, builders, Park road
Keys Arthur William, chimney sweeper, High street
Leapingwell Arthur Edward M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. physician & surgeon, & medical officer & public vaccinator and district & medical officer of Winslow union & medical officer of health to Winslow Rural District Council & certifying factory surgeon for the Northern division of Bucks, Norden house, Avenue road. T N 15
Lines Edward Thomas, town crier, High street
Lloyds Bank Limited (branch) (E. R. Mayor, manager) (open daily, 9 to 3; thurs. 9 to 12) Market square; draw on head office, 71 Lombard street, London EC3
Maidment Elizabeth (Miss), costumier, Station road
Matthews  R. J. & Son, builders; wall papers, Horn street & High street. T N 11
Mayor Edward Robert, manager of Lloyds Bank Ltd Market square
Meanwell & Son, drapers, Market square
Midgley Brothers, ironmongers, Market square. T N 22
Midgley William Norris, clerk to the guardians & assessment committee, Winslow Rural District Council, Old-Age Pension Sub-Committee & sec. Winslow New Gas. Co. Ltd. & supt. registrar, High st. T N 5
Monk William, farmer, Tuckey farm
Mynott John E, saddler, High street
Neal W.M. & P.M. motor garage, Market sq. T N 2
Neale Alfred William, tin plate worker, Station road
Oddfellows’ Hall (Manchester Unity Loyal Western) (Fred Lomas, sec.), High street
Odell Emily (Mrs.), news agent, High street
Osborn Charles, watch maker, High street
Paine Herbert A, Baker, High street
Parker Percival William,  cycle agent, High street
Parrott Ernest, coach builder, High street. T N 42
Parsons Ruth (Mrs.), shopkeeper, High street
Police Station (John Haynes), Station road
Proctor William, fruiterer & greengrocer, Market sq. & at Aylesbury
Ray Hugh, clerk to the Parish Council, High street
Read Frank M, motor engineer, High street
Robinson George, Swan P.H. Station road & farmer, Buckingham road
[p.234] Rogan Edwin, hair dresser, High street
Rolfe William, butcher, High street
Rowe Herbert George, hairdresser, High street
Sanderson Bertie L.R.I.B.A. architect, Buckingham road
Sellar Henry, plumber, Horn street
Small & Barker, solicitors & commissioners for oaths, High street. T N 4
Small Edward Henry Thomas Fewson M.A. solicitor & commissioner for oaths (firm Small & Barker), High street. T N 4
Smith Walter, coal dealer, Station road
Stamp Office (Joseph Geo. Wynne, distributor), High street
Stubbs Henry, fishmonger, High street. T N 27
Sutton & Co, (Mrs Rebecca Odell, agent), High street
Thompson Geo. Herbt. organist of parish church, Station rd
Tofield William, commission agent, Station rd. T N 40
Turner G. & Son, drapers, High street
Turnham John Henry, photographer, Market square
Turnham Wm, confectnr, Market sq. & baker, Horn st
Underwood Homer, boot maker, High street
Walker Francis James, builder, High street. T N 22
Walker Frederick, farmer, Rand’s farm, Shipton
Walker Sarah Jane (Miss), fruiterer, High street
Warden Sydney A. dentist (attends mon. 11 am to 5.30 pm); surgery, High street
Watson Charles, confectioner, deputy register of births, deaths & marriages & local agent under Unemployment section of Insurance Act, Market square. T N 14
Welsh James, chimney sweeper, High street
Wigley, Sons, & Gambell F.S.I., F.A.I.  auctioneers, surveyors, land & estate agents (T N 17); branches at Newport Pagnell;  Stony Stratford & Bletchley
Willis W. Gravely W, solicitor & commissioner for oaths, High street. T N 5
Wilson Edward, Windmill P.H. High street
Winslow Bowling Club
Winslow Charities (vested in trustees) (Hugh John Ray, sec.), High street
Winslow Floral & Horticultural Society (Alfred Joseph Clear, sec.), High street. T N 7
Winslow Lawn Tennis Club (P. H. Walton, sec.), Sheep st
Winslow New Gas Co. Limited (William Norris Midgley, sec.), High street. T N 5
Winslow Shire Horse Society (A. J. Clear, sec.; F. W. Lester, treasurer), High street. T N 7
Wise William & Son, monumental masons, High street
Woodman & Son, drapers, clothiers, High street
Yeulett Louisa (Mrs.), servants’ registry office, High st
Young Emma (Mrs.), laundry, Buckingham road

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