Shaftesbury

KELLY'S  DIRECTORY 1895

Extracted from an original volume of the directory, by Jan Genge Kennedy 2003.

SHAFTESBURY, a corporate and market town and municipal borough, on the Witshire border, is 102 miles from London, 28 N-E from Dorchester, 20 S-W from Salisbury, 15 E-N-E from Sherborne, 8 E from Sturminster Newton and 12 N-E from Blandford; it is in the Northern division of the county, petty sessional division and union of its name, hundred of Monkton-up-Wimborne, rural  deanery of Shaftesbury (Shaftesbury portion), archdeanery of Dorset and diocese of Salisbury.  The town is said to be mentioned as a borough in the Domesday Survey (1086), but was first incorporated, according to Hutchins (Hist.Dorset, 1774, and later ed.), by Queen Elizabeth.  The earliest known charter is that of Jas.I. granted in 1604, and confirmed by Chas. II.  Under the provisions of the "municipal Corporations Act, 1835" (5 & 6 Wm. IV., c.76), the corporation was reformed, and now consists of a mayor, four aldermen and twelve councillors, who also act as the Urban Sanitary Authority.  The borough returned two members to Parliament in 23 Edw.I. (1204-5), and continued to do so until the passing of the "Reform Act 1832" (2 & 3 Wm.IV., c 45), by which the number was reduced to one, and by the "Redistribution of Seats Act, 1885 (48 & 49 Vict., c. 23), the representation was merged in that of the Northern division of the county.  The nearest railway station is Semley, 3 miles N-E, on the Salisbury and Yeovil branch of the South Western railway, opened May 2, 1859, affording communication with Portsmouth, Southampton, London, and also the West and North of England.  Shaftesbury is a very ancient town, and is said to be the Caer Paladwr of the Britons, its present name being in part derived from the A.S. "Sceaft", the point of a hill; Roman coins have been found here; an abbey, with a nunnery of the Benedictine order, was established here during the Saxon period: the site has been ascertained, but scarcely any remains of the buildings are now extant:  it was, however, once a place of great resort for pilgrims, and it is said to have had some of the richest endowments in England.  King Edward the Martyr, murdered at Corfe Castle by his mother-in-law Elfrida, A.D. 978, was buried here. King Canute died in Shaftesbury on the 12th November, 1035, and was buried in Winchester.  In 1861 a stone coffin, containing a skeleton, and having also therein an abbot's crosier and gold ring, was discovered whilst some excavations were being made  on the site of the old abbey.

Shaftesbury is situated on an eminence, the approach to which is by a steep ascent, its elevation, 700 feet above sea level, affords it a fine bracing air. The supply of water is derived from a large reservoir underground, pumped by steam power into an upper reservoir, whence the whole town is supplied. The streets are lighted with gas by a company. Some of the houses are very ancient, but the upper portion of the town is modern, and contains a large number of good houses, with excellent shops, hotels, banks and other buildings: many of the old buildings have been replaced by a better class of houses, and the streets have been much improved. St. James', or the lower portion of the town, consists chiefly of small tenements. A little to the south and west from the Holy Trinity church is a delightful promenade called the Park, sheltered from the north winds by a row of trees, partially extending over the walk: the view over the adjacent plains from this spot is most pleasing: this walk is one of the connections between the higher and lower portions of the town, and contains the Russian trophy gun mounted on its carriage; it has recently been continued by a path called Pine walk to St. John's Hill.

The borough formerly comprised parts of the parishes of Holy Trinity, St. Peter and St. James, which, by order of the County Council have been formed into one parish, called Shaftesbury, under "Local Government Act, 1894." Here were formerly twelve churches; there are now only three-St. Peter, the Holy Trinity and St. James. St. Peter, the most ancient of the churches, is a building of stone and stands in the High street, the architecture of which shows that it was built in the latter part of the 13th century: the interior had succumbed to the influence of time to such an extent that it was pronounced unsafe: it has not been in constant use since 1878, and has only been used for service for a few months in the summer of 1886: since then the tower has been thoroughly repaired at a cost of about 700; a further sum of about 250 is still required to complete the work: it has a nave and square western tower, which contains a peal of 6 of the sweetest toned bells in this county; they are of a great age: this venerable relic of ecclesiastical note is of interest to antiquaries. The register dates from the year 1623.

The Holy Trinity church, in Bimport street, was rebuilt on the old site in 1842, chiefly in the Early English style: it is a handsome specimen of this kind of architecture, and consists of nave, aisles and large north and south galleries, with choir at west end, north and south porches and a square embattled western tower, 100 feet in height, with pinnacles, and contains 6 bells: the splendid organ was presented at the opening of the church by the late George Thomas esq.: it has a good east window, and will seat 834 people. The register dates from the year 1695. The churchyard of the Holy Trinity contains three handsome avenues of lime trees, shading most of the walks through the burying ground and approaches to the church.

The parishes of Holy Trinity and St. Peter are consolidated. The living is a rectory, average tithe rent-charge 129, gross yearly value 187, net 161, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Shaftesbury, and held since 1885 by the Rev. Frederick Ehlvers.

The church of St. James, in the liberty of Alcester, which is that part of the old parish of St. James not within the municipal limits, is a handsome structure, chiefly Decorated, of greenstone, with Bath stone dressings, rebuilt in 1866-67, at a cost of 3,350, raised by subscriptions: it has a chancel, nave, aisles and vestry, square embattled western tower of 65 feet, with four pinnacles, a clock and 6 bells: the chancel is paved with encaustic tiles: the aisles are divided from the nave by four arches resting on clustered piers with carved capitals: there are two entrances, one through the base of the tower at the western end and the other by a porch on the north side: the front of the porch is a moulded arch carved with capitals on clustered Purbeck marble shafts, with richly moulded bases: at the east end of the north aisle is an organ: the pulpit if of oak, elaborately carved: a stained memorial window was placed in the chancel in 1884, and there are several other stained windows: the interior is fitted with open benches and will seat 440 people. The register dates from the year 1559. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at 400, average 296, gross yearly value 297, net value 230, with residence in the gift of the Earl of Shaftesbury, and held since 1881 by the Rev. Richard Thurlow M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, chaplain of Shaftesbury union and surrogate. The parish has, in addition to the churchyard, St. John's burial ground or Bury Litton cemetery, the site of the old church of St. John's, all traces of which are now obliterated: this is at about 150 feet above the level of the main part of the parish.

The Society of Friends have a meeting house in St. James' street which has about 100 sittings.

A Congregational chapel was completed in 1858 on the site of the former chapel, erected in 1662: it is a handsome building of Bath stone, supported by four massive Corinthian columns of the same: it will seat from 400 to 500 persons, and the expense, 1,300, was raised by voluntary contributions.

The Wesleyan Methodist chapel, Parsons Pool, erected in 1766, and rebuilt in 1827, will seat 300 persons.

The Brethren meeting house, Salisbury Street, erected in 1886, will hold 250 worshippers.

The Town Hall is a handsome edifice, built at the expense of the late Marquess of Westminster; a tower, containing a good clock, was added in 1879 by the corporation, at a cost of 264.

The Temperance Hall, in Bell street, was opened in the year 1878, at a cost of 775: it is a building of brick and stone, and contains in addition to the offices &c. a spacious hall, 52 feet long by 26 wide, which is used for temperance meetings and lectures and will hold about 500 persons; an ante-room was added in 1883 at a further cost of 60.

The Company of the 1st Volunteer Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment, have their armoury in Bell street.

The trade of the town is derived principally from the supply of the neighbouring agricultural villages, and from the sale of cheese and butter, the produce of the superior grazing land in the vicinity.

The market day is Saturday. A handsome Markethouse, 270 feet long, was erected at the sole expense of the late Marquess of Westminster, in which no tolls are taken.

The fairs are held on the Saturday before Palm Sunday, on the last Saturday in August, and 23rd of November, for sheep, cattle, cheese and agricultural produce, and pleasure.

A Clerical Library, for the use of the neighbouring clergy, was established, with the assistance of the late Dr. Bray: this is kept in the vestry-room of Holy Trinity church, under the care of the rector, but of late years is not much used.

A Literary Institute, with news-room and library, was established in 1852, under the patronage of the late Marquess of Westminster; in

1894 there were 90 members and 50 lady subscribers; and it is well supplied with newspapers and periodicals, and has a library of about 3,500 volumes, which is now open as a circulating library to other than members.

The Westminster Memorial Cottage Hospital, in the Park road, was built of local stone with Bath stone dressings, at a cost of 2,000, raised by subscription, in memory of the late Marquess of Westminster, and was opened by the Bishop of Salisbury on March 16th, 1874: over the arch of the front entrance is a fine oriel window with cusped heads, and pierced open parapet, and this is surmounted by a gable, in the face of which are the Westminster arms, carved in bold relief: the lower portion consists of convalescent's room, drug store, bath room, larder, kitchen and scullery; and on the upper floor are two wards, four single wards, and nurses' rooms: the hospital contains twelve beds, and one bed for accidents was added in 1884: the number of in-patients treated in 1893 was 85.

The charities of this town are numerous and valuable. In Salisbury street are some remarkably handsome almshouses, of very ancient foundation, for men and women, intended to hold 10 men and 16 women; both men and women have an allowance of six shillings per week each; the men's almshouses have been restored, and are a good specimen of Tudor architecture. The late Marquess of Westminster gave 5,000 in 1865 to these charities for the benefit of the women; and 1,000 was added in 1862 by George Wilkins esq. late of this town.

There are a few other minor charities.

The population of the municipal borough in 1891 was:- Holy Trinity, 907; St. Peter's, 801; St. James, 950 including 69 officers and inmates in the workhouse. The area of the parishes are, Holy Trinity 353 acres; rateable value 2,795. St. James' 1,798 acres; rateable value 4,361; and St. Peter's, 72 acres; rateable value, 2,722. The population of the municipal borough in 1891 was:- Holy Trinity (part of), 797; St. Peter (part of), 790; and St James (part of), 535;

these three are now combined in one parish named Shaftesbury.   The area of the borough is 156 acres. A portion of St. James beyond the borough has been formed into a parish named Alcester, the remaining portion and the extra municipal parts of Holy Trinity and St. Peter

have been added to and merged in the parish of Cann. Little Down is a hamlet, three-quarters of a mile north, consisting of a few houses and one farm.

Parish Clerks, St.Peter's and Holy Trinity, Eli Brickell; St. James, John Hayter.

OFFICIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, LOCAL INSTITUTIONS &c

Post, M.O. & T.O., Express Delivery & Annuity & Insurance Office, High street. - Postmaster, George Christopher Mynett.

Dispatch of Mails - Week days - London & Salisbury, 10 a.m.; London, North of England, Southampton & Salisbury, 12.15 p.m.; Bath, Bristol, West of England, South Wales, Gloucester, Berks, Oxon, Wilts, (except Salisbury), 6.30 p.m.; Southampton, Dorset, Hants, Isle of Wight & Channel Islands, 6.30 p.m.; Gillingham, 6.30 p.m.; London, Salisbury & all parts, 8.30 p.m.; with extra half penny stamp till 8-45 p.m. Sundays- London, Salisbury & Southampton, 6 p.m.; Bath, Bristol &c. 6.20 p.m. Deliveries - Week days :- From London & all parts, 7.15 & 10 a.m.; all parts. 3 p.m. On Sundays only one delivery at 7.15 a.m. Office is open on week days for sale of stamps, postal orders &c. from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Money Order, Savings Bank, Inland Revenue, Insurance & Annuity business is transacted between 7 a.m. & 9 p.m. Telegrams from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Parcel mails dispatched at 12, 6 & 8.30 p.m.; delivered at 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. Town Sub-Post. M.O. O., S.B. & Annuity & Insurance Office, St. James' - Miss Marion Louisa Brickell, sub-postmistress. Cleared at 9-40 & 11.5 a.m. & 6 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 5.35 p.m. Wall Letter Boxes - Salisbury St, cleared at 9.50 a.m. 12 noon, 6 & 8.30 p.m.; Sundays, 5.45 pm. Gold Hill cleared at 9-45 & 11.55 a.m. 6.10 & 8.20 p.m.; Sundays, 5.40 p.m. High street cleared at 9.55 a.m. 12.5 noon & 6.5 & 8.30 p.m.; Sundays, 5.55 p.m. Belle Vue, cleared

at 9.15 & 11.50 a.m. 6 & 8.15 p.m.; Sundays, 5.10 p.m.

COUNTY MAGISTRATES FOR SHAFTESBURY PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION

Du Boulay John esq. D.L. Donhead Hall, Donhead

Stalbridge Bt Hon. Lord P.C. Motcombe Ho. Shaftesbury

Wolverton Lord. Iwerne Minster, Blandford

Glyn Sir Richard George bart. Gaunts House. Wimborne

Grove Sir Thomas Fraser bart. D.L. Ferne, Salisbury

Benett-Stanford John Montague esq. Pyt House. Tisbury

Best Col. George, Charlton House, Shaftesbury

Gordon, Charles William esq. Wincombe Park. Shaftesbury

Grove Walter John esq. Ferne House. Salisbury

Guest Thomas Merthyr esq. B.A. Inwood, Henstridge, Blandford

Hornby Capt. Geoffrey Stanley Phipps, Sandley House, Gillingham

Howard Col. Samuel Lloyd

Hughes Gibb E esq. Tarrant Gunville, Blandford

Manger Alfred Thomas esq. Stock Hill House, Gillingham

Noel Capt. Gerard Thomas, Sedghill. Shaftesbury

Pelly Sir Harold bart. Thorngrove. Gillingham

Rev. J. Fred esq. Thorngrove. Gillingham

Swinburn-Hanham John Castleman esq. Manston House, Blandford

Troyte-Chafyn-Grove George esq. D.L. North Coker House, Yeovil

Wilkinson Adam esq. Shaftesbury

Petty Sessions are held at the Town Hall as appointed, alternately with Gillingham, at 11 a.m.

The following places are included in the petty sessional division:-

   Ashmore, Cann, Compton Abbas, Fontmell Magna, Bourton, Buckhorn Weston, Gillingham,

   Iwerne Minster, Kingston Magna, Margaret Marsh, Melbury Abbas, Motcombe, Orchard East,

   Orchard West, Shaston Holy Trinity, Shaston St. Peter, Silton, Shaston St. James, East Stower,

   Stower Provost, Sutton Waldron. Todber.

The Mayor and the Ex-Mayor

Borough Petty Sessions are held at the Town Hall on the third Monday in each month at 11 a.m. and when necessary for the dispatch of business.

Mayor - Councillor Alfred Thomas Carpenter

Ex-Mayor - Councillor William Goodwin Whitehead

 Adam Wilkinson M.D

Joseph New

Alfred Thomas Carpenter

George Elsey

Francis Powell

James Wescott

James Burbidge

George William Davis

The ordinary meetings of the corporation are held quarterly, viz. on the first Wednesday in February, May & August & the 1st of November

Elective Auditors, Thomas Smith & Thomas Pinney

Officers of the Corporation & Urban Sanitary Authority

Town Clerk & Clerk to the Urban Sanitary Authority - John Kingsley Rutter. Bell street

Treasurer, George Cheers Chaloner, National Provincial Bank

Medical Officer of Health, Robert Henry Sawyer, Cann

Borough Surveyor & Sanitary Inspector, Walter Genge, Cann

Clerk to School Attendance Committee & Attendance Officer, William Lillington Chitty, Cann

Collectors of Rates, Alfred William Woodcock, Angel square, for St.Peter's & St. James'; Thomas Pinney, High street, for Holy Trinity

Town Crier, William Samuel Oram, Parsons Pool

Sergeant-at-Mace, Henry Morgan, High street

Public Establishments

County Court, His Honour James Hooper M.A. judge Charles Hodson Kent, registrar, Herbert Stowell, high bailiff. The court is held at the Town Hall on Monday in each month, with the exception of September, in which month there is ino court held. The district comprises the following places in Dorset:- Ashmore, Cann, otherwise Shaston St. Rumbold, Bourton, Bourton West, Caundle Stourton, Compton Abbas, East Orchard,

East Stower, Fifehead Magdalen, Fontmell Magna, Gillingham, Hammoon, Iwerne Minster, Manston, Marnhull, Margaret Marsh, Melbury Abbas, Motcombe, St. James (Shaftesbury), Silton, Stalbridge, Stower Provost, Sutton Waldron, Todber, West Orchard & West Stower; & the following in Wilts:- Alvediston, Anstey, Berwick St. John, Berwick St. Leonard, Cricklade, Chilmark, Donhead St. Andrew, Donhead St. Mary, East Knoyle, East Tisbury, Fonthill Bishop, Fonthill Giffard, Hindon, Mere, Pertwood, Sedghill, Semley, Stourton (with the hamlet of Gasper in Somerset), Sutton Mandeville, Swallowcliffe, Teffont Evias, Teffont Magna, Tollard Royal, Wardour, West Knoyle, West Tisbury & Zeals

For Bankruptcy purposes this court is included in that of Salisbury. Frederick Aston Dawes, City Chambers, Salisbury, official receiver

Certified Bailiffs under the "Law of Distress Amendment Act" Herbert Stowell, high bailiff, Shaftesbury county court; William Thomas Buckland, Parsons Pool, Shaftesbury; George Henry Gatehouse, Enmore Green, near Shaftesbury.

County Police Station, Bell street, George Louis Elford, inspector. 1 sergeant & 9 constables

Fire Engine Station, Bell street; Herbert Stowell, capt.; Edward James Morton, lieut. & about 16 men

Inland Revenue Office, Haimes Lane, Bartholomew A Crow, officer

Literary Institute, Bleke street, Right Hon. Lord Stalbridge, president: Herbert H Hacker, sec.

Market House, High street & Bell street.

Temperance Hall, James Wescott, hon. Sec. & treasurer, Bell street

Town Hall, William Samuel Oram, keeper

Westminster Memorial Cottage Hospital, Park road. Adam wilkinson M.D., F.R.C.S.E. & Charles Silvester Evans M.A., M.B., B.C. hon. medical officers; Rev. Frederick Ehlvers, hon. Chaplain; Theodore Lovell de Behr, hon. Treasurer; William L Chitty, hon. Sec.; Miss L Wand, matron

Volunteers

1st Volunteer Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment (I Co.), Armoury, Bell street; Colour-Sergt George Hacker, in command; Sergt Wm.Edward

Mozley instructor

Shaftesbury Union

The union comprises the following parishes:- Alcester, Ashmore, Buckhorn Weston, Cann, Compton Abbas, East Orchard, East Stower, Fontmell Magna, Gillingham, Iwerne Minster, Kington Magna, Margaret Marsh, Melbury Abbas, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Stower Provost, Sutton Waldron, Todber, West Orchard, West Stower. The population of the union in 1891 was 11,840; area, 37,247 acres; rateable value at Lady day, 1895, 81,168 Board day, at the Workhouse, at 11 a.m. alternate thursdays

Clerk to the Guardians & Assessment Committee, James Burbidge, Bell street, Shaftesbury

Treasurer, Theodore Lovell de Behr, Wilts & Dorset Bank

Relieving Officers & Collectors to the Guardians, No. 1 district, Henry George Norton, Salisbury street, No.2 district, Wm.Edward Hiscock, E.Stower

Vaccination Officers, John Tapper, Twyford; Henry George Norton, Salisbury street, Shaftesbury; & Wm. Edward Hiscock, East Stower

Medical Officers & Public Vaccinators, Fontmell district, Charles Silvester Evans M.A., M.B., B.C. Shaftesbury; Gillingham district, Theophilus

Woods, Wyke street, Gillingham; Shaftesbury district, Adam Wilkinson M.D., F.R.C.S.E. Bell street, Shaftesbury

Superintendent Registrar, James Burbidge, Bell street, Shaftesbury; deputy, Ernest Yates, Bimport street, Shaftesbury

Registrars of Births & Deaths, Fontmell sub-district, interim registrar, John Tapper, Twyford; Gillingham sub-district, William Edward Hiscock, East Stower; deputy Albert Foote, High street, Gillingham; Shaftesbury sub-district, Henry George Norton, Salisbury street, Shaftesbury; deputy, Benjamin Hill Norton, Enmore Green

Registrars of Marriages, Mervin Alford, Salisbury street, Shaftesbury; deputy, Alfred W Woodcock, Angel square, Shaftesbury; William Edward Hiscock, East Stower; deputy. Albert Foote, High street, Gillingham; John Kingsley Rutter, Bell street, Shaftesbury, registering officer for the Society of Friends

Workhouse, St.James' is of stone, built in 1840, to hold 200 inmates; Rev. Richard Thurlow M.A. chaplain; George Osbaldeston Genge, master; Adam Wilkinson M.D. medical officer; Mrs. Elizabeth Burlton, matron & schoolmistress; Miss Ellen Mary Burlton, nurse

School Attendance Committee

Meets as occasion requires, at the Workhouse

Clerk, James Burbidge, Bell street, Shaftesbury

Attendance & Inquiry Officers, the Relieving Officers

Rural District Council

Meets at the Workhouse monthly at 1 p.m.

Clerk, James Burbidge, Bell street, Shaftesbury

Treasurer, Theodore Lovell de Behr, Wilts & Dorset Bank

Medical Officer of Health, Robert Henry Sawyer, Cann

Sanitary Inspector & District Surveyor, Walter Genge, Cann

 Public Officers

Assessor of Taxes, James Burbidge, Bell street

Assistant Overseers & Collectors of Taxes, for St. Peter' & St. James', Alfred William Woodcock, 1 Angel square; for Holy Trinity, Thomas Pinney, 11 High street

Clerk to the Commissioners of Income, Property & Land Taxes, Mervin Alford, Salisbury street

Certifying Factory Surgeon, Robert Henry Sawyer, Cann

Lessee of Street Market Tolls, S.W. Oram, Parsons Pool

Inspector of Police, George Louis Elford, Bell street

Places of Worship, with times of Services

Holy Trinity Church, Bimport (consolidated with St. Peter's High street), Rev. Frederick Ehlvers, rector; 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; children's service at 3 p.m. 3rd Sunday in the month

St. James' Church, Rev. Richard Thurlow M.A. rector & surrogate; John Hayter clerk; 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; 1st Sunday in the month at 3 p.m.; 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday during Advent & Lent

Friends' Meeting House, St. James' street, 10.30 a.m.

Congregational, Muston's Lane, Rev. James William Pointer; 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday 7 p.m.

Wesleyan, Parsons Pool, Rev. William P Ellis & Rev. Thomas Pinfield; 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Brethren's Meeting House, Ebenezer Hall, Salisbury street; 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; Monday & Thursday, 7.30 p.m.

Primitive Methodist, St. James' street, 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Schools

The Endowed Grammar School stands on the eastern outskirts of the town, in the parish of St. Peter's on an elevated & extremely healthy position: it was built in 1878, in the Queen Anne style of architecture: the school has been re-organised under a scheme sanctioned by the Charity Commissioners, & was opened January 1879: new buildings have been erected for 60 boys, including 15 boarders, with head master's residence attached: there is an extensive cricket field of about four acres adjoining the building; two Foundation Scholarships, each of the annual value of 4, & two Exhibitions on the Bimport Foundation, each of the annual value of 3, tenable at the school for two years, are awarded every August. The Right Hon. Lord Stalbridge P.C. chairman of the governors; H.C. Forrester, clerk to the governors; Pryce Thomas Taylor M.A. classical honours Exeter College, Oxford, head master; Leonard R Treasure, certificated second master; Christopher

John Thurlow, student master National (mixed), St. James', built in 1873, for 220 children; average attendance, 152; Samuel Robert Fisher, master; Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, infant's mistress

National (boys & girls), Bimport, built in 1871; 134 boys & 134 girls; (infants) built in 1847 for 122; average attendance, 100 boys, 91 girls & 90 infants; George Pearson Barter, master; Miss Eliza Baker, mistress; Mrs Emily Gale, infant's mistress

Conveyance

Omnibus from the Grosvenor Arms hotel, to & from Semley railway station to meet all the trains except the 7.3 a.m. up train, which is only met by appointment

Carriers

Ashmore - Bealing, from "Mitre", Saturdays

Berwick St. John - Jenkins, from "Crown", Saturdays

Donhead - Ingram from "Mitre" Sats; Isgar from "Rose & Crown"; Jenkins, from Grosvenor hotel, Sats.

East Knoyle - Snook, from "Crown", Sats

Ebbesborne - Coombes, from "Mitre", Sats

Fontmell Magnea - Chick, from "Mitre", Sats

Kington Magna - Lanning, from "rose & Crown", Sats

London - Mitchell & sons (goods agents to South-Western railway), to & from Semley station, daily; Petty & Son (agents for Sutton & Co), Bimport

Ludwell - Ingram, from "Mitre", Sats

Marnhull - Bugg from "Mitre", Sats

Melbury Abbas - Bealing from "Mitre", Sats

Mere - Hooper, from "King's Arms", Sats

Semley - Mitchell & Sons, from their house daily

Stalbridge - Bugg, from "Mitre", Sats

Stower - Bugg, from "Mitre", Sats

Todber - Bugg, from "Mitre", Sats

Tollard - Neale, from "Star", Sats

Private Residents

 

 

 

Abbott

Miss

Oaklands

 

Andrew

John

Alcester Cottage

 

Ayres

John Charles

Abbey House

 

Bennett

Ernest William Thomas

Bimport House

 

Bennett

Mrs

Bimport House

 

Bragg

John

Angel Square

 

Brown

Mrs

Barton Hill House

 

Brown

The Misses

Belle Vue

 

Buckland

William Thomas

Ivy House, Parsons Pool

 

Burbidge

James

Bell Street

 

Chaloner

George Cheers

Bank Hse.The Commons

 

Cox

Mrs

Lawn Hse. Bell Street

 

de Behr

Theo. Lovell

Bank Hse.High Street

 

Downs

Miss

3 Bimport

 

Dunn

Miss

Grosvenor House

 

Ehlvers

Rev. Frederick

Rectory

 

Ellis

Rev. William P.

Wesley Hse. Bell Street

 

Elsey

George Cheers

The Priory

 

Evans

George Silvester

Castle Hill House

 

Forrester

Hugh Carl B.A.

 

 

Franks

Misses

St. John's Cottage

 

Freke

George

Palladur House

 

Freke

Mrs

Alcester House

 

Hardy

Geoge

The Cedars, Angel Lane

 

Harding

Rudolph

Bleke Street

 

Harrison

Mrs

Bleke Street

 

Imber

Harry

Union Cott. Alcester

 

Imber

Mrs T.

Barton Hill

 

Johnson

Jn.Edwd Ernest

28 Bell street

 

Kent

Charles Hodson

 

 

Kersley

Mrs

9 Bell street

 

Mells

Mrs

Breach Cott. St.James

 

Mills

Miss

1, The Park

 

Mitchell

Mrs

St. James' street

 

Norton

Henry George

Sarum Cott. Salisbury St.

 

Oborne

Frederick William

Parsons Pool

 

Pointer

Rev.James William

(Congregational)The Manse

 

Robins

Charles Thomas

Bell Street

 

Rutter

Miss

Sunnyside, St. James'

 

Smith

Rev. Canon John

Palladur

 

Smith

Miss

Bell Street

 

Stephens

Rev. Garnault Henry Norman M.A.

Parsonage. Enmore Green

curate of Motcombe

Stevens

Edward

St. James' street

 

Stratton

James

The Old Rectory, St. James'

 

Taylor

Henry Robert Hawkins

Vale View.Salisbury Street

 

Taylor

Pryce Thomas M.A.

Grammar School

 

Thurlow

Rev.Richard, M.A.(surrogate)

St. James' Rectory

 

Treasure

Leonard R.

Grammar School

 

Warren

Thomas Henry

Tout Hill

 

Wilkinson

Adam M.D. F.R.C.S.E. &c

Bell Street

 

Williams

Mrs

26 Bell Street

 

Young

George

7 Bell Street

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial

 

 

 

A'Barrow

William

cattle dealer

Salisbury street

Ackland

Thomas

ironmonger

35 High street

Alford

Mervin

registrar marriages etc

Salisbury street

Alford

William

saddler

37 High street

Allen

George F.S.I.

land agent. Agent Ld.Salisbury

Estate Offices

Arspray

George F.S.I.

umbrella maker/shopkeeper

St. James'

Atkinson

William Joseph

printr/stationer

42 High street

Baker

Joseph

farmer

St. James'

Baker

Samuel

cycle maker

Salisbury street

Baker

William Henry

earthenware & marine store dlr

47/49 High street

Ball

Silas

cow leech

Bell street

Barnes

Bros.

family drapers/silk mercers etc

Bell street

Barnes

Gideon

outfitter

4 Mustons Lane

Barnes

William John Cross

baker/corn factor

Bell street

Bell & Freame

 

solicitors

Tout hill

Bennett

Ernest William

solicitor

Bell street

Bird

John

farmer

St. James'

Borley

Robert William

brewer & Grosvenor Arms Htl

 

Brickell

Aaron

cheese dealer

St. James'

Brickell

Miss Ann

dressmaker

St. James'

Brickell

Eli Charles

tailor

Bimport

Brickell

Thomas

market gardener

Salisbury street

Brockway

Joseph

haulier

St. James'

Brown

John

gardener

Love lane

Buckland

William Thomas

coal merchant & auctioneer

Parsons Pool

Burbidge

James

assessor of taxes etc etc

42 Bell street

Burden

James

baker/corn factor

6 Salisbury street

Burr

James

horse dealer

Cottage Green, St James

Burr

Stephen

horse dealer

Bimport

Burridge, Kent & Forrester

 

solicitors

Bell street

Carpenter

Alfred Thomas

commercial traveller

Barton Hill

Cave

George

farm bailiff(Mr James L Jeffery)

Coles Farm. St. James

Case

Henry George

farmer & shopkeeper

Guys Marsh Farm & St. James

Chaloner

George Cheers

Nat. Prov. Bank manager

The Commons

Cheater

Albert William

tailor

48 Salisbury street

Cheater

Stephen

baker & grocer

38 Salisbury street

Cole & son

 

watch makers & jewellers

44 High street

Collins

Thomas

plumber &c

Gold Hill

Coombs

Joseph

farmer

Cherry Orchard, St. James

Crow

Bartholomew A

officer Inland Revenue

Haime's Lane

Davis

George William

builder

46 High Street

Dean

Albert William

grocer & pork butcher

St. James'

Dean

Charles

publican

Sun & Moon. Gold Hill

Dean

Herbert

publican

Hand-in-Hand. St. James

Dean

John

market gardener

St. John's Hill

Dean

Robert

builder

3 Salisbury St.

de Behr

Theodore Lovell

bank manager.Wilts & Dorset

High Street

Denbeigh

Peter

travelling confectioner

Bimport

Dowding

Elizabeth Ann (Mrs)

publican

Crown Inn. High St.

Dowland

Benjamin

confectioner

55 High St.

Dunham

Jonas

tailor

Haimes Lane

Dunn

Sara Ann (Miss)

School Principal

Grosvenor House High School for Girls

Durrell

John

blacksmith

Park Lane

Elford

George Louis

inspector of police

Bell street

Elkins

Edwin

insurance agent

4 St. James St

Elsey

George

steam biscuit manfacturer &c

13 High St

Evans

Charles Silvester M.A.

surgeon &c

Castle Hill House. Bimport

Farris

John

Agricultural Implement maker etc

Belle Vue Iron Works

Feltham

John

travelling draper

12 Angel Lane

Foot

Robert

tailor

46 Salisbury St

Forrester

Hugh Carl B.A.

Solicitor (Burridge Kent & Forester)

Bell street

Freame

Robert Sadler

solicitor (Bell & Freame)

Tout Hill (& at Gillingham)

Fricker

Alfred

Grosvenor coffee tavern proprietor

Salisbury street

Galpin

Ellen (Miss)

dress maker

20 Salisbury St

Garrett

George William

beer retailer & farmer

St. James'

Gatehouse

JOhn

saddler & harness maker

5 Bell St

Genge

George Osbaldeston

master of workhouse

St. James'

Gibbs

Edwin George

farmer

Blynfield Farm, St. James

Gray

John

market gardener

Tanyard Lane, St. James

Green

John

parish common ranger

St. James'

Griffin

Arthur Ernest

surgeon-dentist

Parsons Pool

Grosvenor Arms

Robert William Borley

proprietor commercial hotel & posting house

The Commons

Hacker

George

ironmonger

High Street

Harding

Ann (Mrs) & Son

plumbers & glaziers

High Street

Hardy

Leonard

baker

Haimes Lane

Hardy

Sidney Edgar

cabinet maker

Haimes Lane

Hatcher

Emanuel

dairyman

St James'

Hayter

Charles

coach builder

High Street

Hayter

John

builder & shopkeeper

St James'

Highman

George

cabinet maker

Bimport

Highman

Harriet Ann (Mrs)

publican

Ship Hotel, High St.

Highman

Thomas

coach builder

St. James'

Hill

James E.

fancy draper & tobacconist

25 High St.

Hillier

Ann (Mrs) & Son

shopkeeper

St. James' Street

Hillier

Frank

butcher

St. James' Street

Hiller

George

watch & clock maker

Salisbury street

Hillier

George

coach painter

St. James'

Hillier

James

jobbing gardener

6 St. James' St

Holloway

Christopher

outfitter

3 Bell St.

Hopper

James Almer

draper

High Street

Hopkins

George

farmer

Church Farm, St. James'

Hull

Charles & sons

ironmongers & smiths

Salisbury street

Hunt

Charles

boot maker & fruiterer

29 High St.

Hunt

Thomas

ironmonger

St. James'

Imber

Harry

wholesale & retail family butcher

The Commons

Imber

Harry

wholesale & retail family butcher

Mitre & Union Cott, Alcester

Johnson

G.E. & Son

cabinet maker & auctioneer

High Street

Johnson

Harry & Mrs Hester E.

butchers

Mustons Lane

Kent

Charles Hodson

solicitor (Burridge Kent & Forrester)

Bell street

Kersley & Co.

 

wine & spirit merchants

The wine & Spirit Vaults

Labrum

Richard Newman

grocer & wine & spirit agent

16 High St

Lamb Brewery

Harry Morgan

agent

The Commons

Langford

Edward M.R.C.V.S.

veterinary surgeon

Park House

Lodge

Charles

confectioner, painter &c.

St. James'

Lodge

Charles

grocer

Salisbury street

Long

Frederick Joseph

grocer

56 High St.

Lush's Grammar School

Thomas Taylor Pryce M.A.

headmaster

 

Miles

Alfred

baker & grocer

32 Salisbury St.

Miles

Jeremiah

boot & shoe maker

10 High St.

Minerva Boys' School

Thomas Henry Warren F.S. Sc.

principal

Tout Hill

Mitchell & sons

 

agents - L. & S.W. Railway

Haimes Lane

Morgan

William & Co.

silk mercers, drapers, millinery &c.

High Street

Morgan

Charles

smith

Bimport

Morgan

Harry

hairdresser

The Commons

Mozley

Sergt. William Edward

drill instructor I.Co. 1st V.B.Dorset Regt.

35 Bell St.

Mynett

George Christopher

postmaster

Post Office. High St.

New

Joseph

plumber & glazier

The Commons

Norris

George

shopkeeper

33 Bell St.

Norton & son

 

butchers

54 High St.

Norton

Edwin James

plumber,glazier, decorator, paperhanger

Bell street

Norton

Harriett (Miss)

fancy repository & patent medicine vender

22 High St

Norton

Henry George

Registrar Births & deaths &c.

Sarum Cott. Salisbury St.

Norton

Thomas Edmund

baker

52 High St.

Oborne

Frederick William

coal/ timber merchant , saw mill &c.

Belle Vue & Malthouse Lane

Oborne

George

publican

Mitre Inn, High St.

Odd Fellows (Manchester Unity)

James Westcott

Secretary

Ship Hotel, High St.

Odd Fellows (Manchester Unity)

juvenile branch. William J. Short

Secretary

Town Hall

Oram

William Samuel

town crier, bill poster, Town Hall keeper

Parsons Pool

Peach

John

hairdresser & tobacconist

9 Salisbury St.

Petty & son

Agent for Sutton & Co,

carriers

Bimport

Phillips

Charles

market gardener

14 Coppice St.

Pinney

Thomas

general printer, bookseller &c

11 High St.

Pitman

William

carpenter

St. James'

Powell

Francis

general draper, silk mercer &c.

12,28 & 30 High St.

Primrose League

W.L. Chitty

hon. Sec.

Town Hall

Richards

Fred A.P.S., L.P.

Dispensing chemist

14 High St.

Roberts

George

hawker & market gardener

St. James' Street

Robins

Charles Thomas

solicitor, clerk to borough magistrates

Bell street

Russell

Mark

boot maker & fruiterer

13 Coppice St.

Rutter

Clarence Edwin

solicitor

Bell street

Rutter

John Kingsley

town clerk & solicitor

Bell street

Seymour

John

publican

Knowle's Arms, Salisbury St.

Shaftesbury Coffee Rooms

John Bourne

manager

Parsons Pool

Shaftesbury Cricket Club

H.C. Forrester,

Secretary

H.Q. Grosvenor Hotel

Shaftesbury Gas & Coke Co.Ltd

Ernest Yates

secretary & manager

Bimport

Shaftesbury Mineral Water Co.

James Stratton & Sons

mineral water manufacturers

High St. & Barton Hill

Ship Family & Commercial Hotel

Mrs. H.A. Highman

proprietress

High St.

Short

Philip - successor to R.Ball & Son

coach & carriage builder

Angel Square

Sibley

Henry George

coach wheeler

Salisbury street

Silcox

Edwin James

publican

King's Arms. Bleke St.

Smith

Elizabeth Dennis (Mrs)

grocer

12 Bell St.

Smith

Robert Isdaac

corn factor

17 Salisbury St., & High St.

Smith

Thomas

ironmonger, gunsmith & seedsman

27 High St.

Snook

Mary Jane (Miss)

dressmaker

59 High St.

Snook

Eliza (Miss)

fruiterer

65 High St.

Spong

Charles

provision dealer

2 Bell St.

Stainer

George

shopkeeper

St. James'

Stainer

William

pork butcher

27 Salisbury St.

Stevens

George

builder & contractor

Haimes Lane

Stickland

Emma (Mrs)

ironmonger & china dealer

53 High St.

Stowell

Herbert

County Court High bailiff & sheriff's officer

Layton Cottage

Strange & Sons

 

boot makers & leather sellers

18 High St. & Church Lane

Strange & Sons

Joseph Miles

farmer

Barton Hill

Stratton

James & Sons

wholesale grocers & provision merchants

High St.

Studley

Thomas Arthur

publican

Star Inn, High St.

Tanswell

Philip

shoemaker

43 Salisbury St.

Tapper

Mary Ann (Miss)

dress maker

24 High St.

Tapper

Thomas

Hairdresser

24 High St.

Taylor

William

Hawker

St. James'

Temperance Hall

Jas. Westcott

Hon. Sec. & Treasurer

Bell street

Townsend

John William

cycle maker

58 High St.

Trowbridge & son

 

Upholsterers & cabinet makers

41 & 43 High St.

Tucker

Gideon

shopkeeper

St. James'

Tuffin

Sarah Ann (Mrs)

milliner

1 High St.

Upcraft

Robert

farmer

Cliff House, St. James'

Usher

Mary Ann (Mrs)

publican

Two Brewer's Inn. St. James'

Volunteer Battsalion (1st) Dorsets

Col. Sergt. George Hacker

in Command

Armoury, Bell St.

Wareham

Charles

boot & shoe maker

St. James'

Wareham

George

tailor

21 Salisbury St.

Warren

Thomas Henry F.S. Sc.

Principal Minerva Middle Class Boys' School

Tout Hill

Water Works

John Frear

manager

Barton Hill

Watts

George Edwin

publican

Fox & Hounds. St. James'

Watts

William Edward

wine & spirit merchant

The Commons

Wescott

James

coal merchant, asst overseer Cann Parish

23 Salisbury St.

White

James & Son

woollen drapers, tailors & hatters

High St.

White

James augustus

auditor to Shaftesbury Gas Co.

High St.

Whitehead

William Goodwin

family grocer, tea dealer provision merchant

High St. & Bimport

Wickham

Henry James

shoe maker

The Park

Wightman

David

 

26 High St.

Wilkinson

Adam M.D. F.R.C.S.E.

surgeon & medical officer

 

Wilmot

Bessie (Miss)

dressmaker

11 Haimes Lane

Wilmot

George

chimney sweeper

Magdalene Lane

Wingrave

Thomas

shopkeeper & shoemaker

15 High St.

Woodcock

Alfred William

deputy registrar marriages; tax collector

1 Angel Square

Woodcock

Frederick

watch & clock maker

Angel Square

Woodrow

Herbert

tea agent

Mustons Lane

Wright

Almira (Mrs)

boot dealer

30 Salisbury St.

Wright

Robert

insurance agent

St. James' Street

Wright

Sylvester

farmer & dealer

St. James'

Wright

Thomas

horse dealer

St. James'

Yates

Ernest

dep.superint. Registrar births,deaths,marrs.

Bimport

Young

Elijah

shopkeeper

Bimport

Young

Frederic W.

publican & brewer

Rose & Crown. High St.

Young

Samuel

dairyman

Little London, St. James'

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