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

STANBRIDGE is a hamlet, in the parish of Leighton Buzzard, 3 miles east-by-south from Leighton Buzzard, and about 4 north-west from Dunstable, in the hundred of Manshead, union of Leighton Buzzard, rural deanery of Fleete, archdeaconry of Bedford, and diocese of Ely. The church of St. James has a square embattled tower with 5 bells. The living, valued at £100 per annum, is in the gift of the vicar of Leighton Buzzard; the Rev. Gregory Edward Whyley, M.A., is the incumbent. The straw plait business gives occupation to a great many persons. Here are three Sunday schools, and two Wesleyan chapels. The population in 1861 was 554; the acreage is 1,400; the soil is principally arable, with a few enclosures of meadow land.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Eames.

Buckmaster Thomas, farmer
Burridge John, farmer
Eames David, plait dealer & baker
Eames Joseph, Five Bells
Fletcher Ezra, baker
Flint John, baker
Flint John, boot & shoe maker
Franklin Andrews, farmer
Franklin John, farmer
Dagsden Thomas, farmer
Goodman Jesse, straw plait dealer
Gurney John, farmer
Hopkins Henry, farmer
Horn William, boot & shoe maker
Olney Charles, Red Lion, & butcher
Olney John, farmer
Scott Joseph, tailor
Tims John, wheelwright
Tims Samuel, plait dealer
Wilkes Josiah, shopkeeper
Wilks Josiah, farmer & plait dealer
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