Leighton-Linslade Past Times: including Billington, Eggington, Heath & Reach and Stanbridge
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1864 Post Office Trade Directory - HEATH & REACH

HEATH and REACH is a hamlet in the parish of Leighton Buzzard, but a separate ecclesiastical parish, one mile north from Leighton Buzzard, in the hundred of Manshead, union of Leighton Buzzard, rural deanery of Dunstable, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely. The church of St. Leonard is a plain built structure, of a very modern period, with a low square tower and 1 bell. The register dates from 1813. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £105, in the gift of the vicar of Leighton Buzzard, and held by the Rev. Joseph Orlando Stallard, M.A., of Lincoln College, Oxford. There is a National school, rebuilt in 1863, and opened in 1864; there are also three Sunday schools, a Baptist chapel, and a Wesleyan chapel. There are charities of about £5 annually. Colonel H. Hanmer, K.H., is lord of the manor. The population in 1861 was 953 ; the acreage is 2,279; the assessment is £3,070. The land comprises arable, woodland and meadow.

Parish Clerk, John Cook.

National School, Miss Susan Ridley, mistress

CARRIER TO WOBURN. - Paternoster, tuesday

Hanmer Major W. E. J.P.
Lyster Major Henry
Morrice Rev. Andrew Du Carel
Stallard Rev. Joseph Orlando, M.A. [incumbent]

Adams William, farmer
Arnold Thomas, carpenter
Arnold William, boot & shoe maker
Atwell Francis, boot & shoe maker
Belgrove Robert, Red Lion
Brantom Joseph, shopkeeper
Corket Isaac, shopkeeper
Dancer Thomas, Duke's Head
Davis Daniel, butcher
Hickson Thomas, Star
Holmes Thomas, farmer & miller
Hopkins Joseph, baker
Hopkins Thomas, shopkeeper
Major Charles, beer retailer
Mallet William, farmer
Mayier Charles, wheelwright
Miles Richard, carpenter
Powell Joseph, Peacock
Reeve Thomas, beer retailer
Roads William, farmer
Scroxford John, farmer
Simonds James, paper hanger
Simonds Thomas Samuel, farmer
Smith George, horse dealer & farmer
Smith William, farmer
Swinstead Thomas, farmer
Tompkins John, farmer
Ventmore Joseph, shopkeeper
Vinnell Ann (Mrs.), beer retailer
Web William, shopkeeper
Letters received through Leighton Buzzard. Letter box cleared at 6.60 p.m.