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General History
Craven and Co's Directory 1853 (Extract)

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STOTFOLD is a large village and parish, 3 miles north-west of Baldock, 9 miles south-by- east of Biggleswade, and 8 miles north of Hitchin, in the hundred of Clifton, and diocese of Ely. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a stone building with tower. The living is a vicarage, value 300, in the patronage of Trinity College,  Cambridge. The Rev. Joseph Finch Fenn, M.A., is vicar. The Baptists have two chapels in this parish; the Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists have also places of worship. There is likewise a National School. The charities amount to 30 per annum, besides extensive commonrightsj also, seven almshouses for poor persons. The population, by the census of 1851, was 1395. The parish comprises 2300 acres. The Rev. John Allington, M.A., is lord of the manor. 

Fenn Rev. Joseph Finch, M.A. vicar


Bennett William, tailor, draper, and grocer
Bowman, Samuel, farmer
Cooper, Mary, victualler, Black Lion"
Cooper Rupert, carpenter
Cooper, Thomas, beer retailer
Day Robert, butcher
Ebsworth Thomas, grocer and draper
Gaylor John, victualler, "Cricketers", and grocer
Harcour Maria, National schoolmistress
Harris Elizabeth, farmer, Hide Pestell, farmer
Hill William, boarding and day school
Howard Thomas, shoemaker 
Howard William, grocer, draper, baker, and brewer 
Payne Ann, victualler, "Plough," grocer, and farmer 
Porter James, beer retailer
Porter John, parish clerk 
Randall John, farmer and postmaster
Sale Jesse, carpenter 
Saunders John, farmer and cattle dealer
Saunders John, veterinary surgeon
Saunders William, blacksmith
Sheppard Ann, wheelwright 
Smith William, victualler, " Checquers "
Street George, shoemaker
Vaughan William, farmer 
Whitmore Joseph, collar and harness maker
Willsher James, bricklayer 
Willsher William, shopkeeper 

Post Office. 

Randall John, postmaster.
Letters arrive, 8 a m ; depart, 7 p m 

Places of Worship. 
St. Mary's Ohurch.-Fenn Rev. Joseph Finch, M.A., vicar.
Service, 10am, and 3 p m 

Baptist Chapels.
Stonebridge Rev. Robert, and Mehew Rev. James, ministers. Service, 10  am, and 6 pm

Primitive Methodist Chapel.
Service, 2 and 6pm

Wesleyan Chapel
Circuit preachers. Ser vice, 2 and 6 pm 

National School. 
Harcourt Maria, mistress. Average number, 110

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