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Charnham Street is the main east-west road passing along the northern part of Hungerford. It was part of an important early road, recorded in 1228 as "The King's Street". Until the boundary changes of 1894, it lay in Wiltshire.

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Many of the dates noted are "spot" dates taken from estate surveys, trade directories, Enclosure Award, maps, or other sources and may not indicate arrival or departure of an occupier. Most Charnham Street properties have not yet been researched as thoroughly as those in the High Street and Bridge Street.

Individual Properties:

1 Charnham Street, "Riverside"

2 Charnham Street

3 Charnham Street "Old Fire Station" (Ad Hoc)

4 Charnham Street

Faulknor Square

1 Faulknor Square

2 Faulknor Square

5 Faulknor Square

5 Charnham Street (Previously The Lamb Inn)

6 Charnham Street (The Old Manse)

7 Charnham Street

8 Charnham Street

9 Charnham Street

10 Charnham Street

11 Charnham Street (Somerfield Service Station - originally Gibbons Kennet Iron Works)

Kennett Cottages

[---here is Eddington Bridge and River Kennet--]

12 Charnham Street

13 Charnham Street, Shekels Cottage

14 Charnham Street (Shisi Pan-Asian takeaway)

15 Charnham Street

16 Charnham Street (Bella Vita Italian Restaurant)

17 Charnham Street

18 Charnham Street

19 Charnham Street (Home Cafe - demolished)

The White Hart (1686-1864) and Wesleyan Chapel (1869-1970)

21 Charnham Street (Serendipity)

21a Charnham Street

22 Charnham Street ("Friar's Pardon")

23 Charnham Street

24 Charnham Street

25 Charnham Street

25a Charnham Street (The Swedish Room)

26 Charnham Street "Charnham Close" (Beedham Antiques Ltd)

27 Charnham Street (Panache Antiques & Interiors)

28 Charnham Street (Youlls Antiques)

29-30 Charnham Street (Connisons Antiques)

31 Charnham Street (Costcutter Convenience Store - Ratnamss)

31a Charnham Street

32 Charnham Street (previously the Gas Works Office)

32a Charnham Street

33 Charnham Street

34 Charnham Street

35 Charnham Street

36 Charnham Street (The Sun Inn)

Garage Premises (Dick Lovett BMW/Mini)

37 Charnham Street

38 Charnham Street

38a Charnham Street (proposed budget hotel)

Undy's Farm & Undy's Farm Cottage (Kerridge Insurance Services Ltd)

39 Charnham Street (now Bearwater)

40 Charnham Street (now Dick Lovett Hungerford BMW)

41 Charnham Street (The Bear Hotel)

Photo Gallery:

See also the many pictures in the Charnham Street Photo Gallery.

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- Various enlargements of maps showing Charnham Street and surrounding area.

- 1780 Land Tax for Charnham Street

See also: Charnham Street Photo Gallery

Did you know?

The Parish Council approached the County Council in Nov 1924 for a speed limit in Charnham Street of 10 miles per hour! 

For further research:

Probate Inventories with Charnham Street addresses:

For full details of the inventories, see Probate Inventories.

Walter Bosly (Boseley), 1696

William Burcombe, innholder, 1684

Henry Burton, blacksmith, 1699

Ruth Burton, widow, 1686

William Coster, blacksmith, 1684

Robert Coxhead the elder, yeoman, 1688

John Coxhead, glover, 1651

James Hardinge, husbandman, 1669

Robert Kember, carpenter, 1676

John Kimber, 1681

Thomas Monday, 1669

Edward Hedges, yeoman, 1704

William Hornblow, yeoman, 1724

Alice Purton, widow, 1714/15

Gabriell Viner, cordwainer, 1706

The Black Swan (also The Swan, the One Swan), c1725-c1780:

1725 (NH) Robert Elliot, who owned the Three Swans in the High Street, died. He also owned the Black Swan in Charnham Street, in the possession of Thomas Nobes, which he left to his wife Mary and after her death to his son William. Probate was granted 6 June 1726.

1743 (NH) Sun Fire Insurance (Vol. 66): is owned by William Elliott, but in tenure of George Goddard [buried 1758.] [Elliott buried 1748]

1772 (NH) Wilts Elections: Mentioned in expenses account of Seymor Mundy agent for Ambrose Goddard. Also William Fox.

1780 (NH) Land Tax Assessment: Land Tax of 2s 2½d was paid by Mrs Selbey "for the Swan" - Francis Bunce occupier.
1781 (NH) Land Tax Assessment: Land Tax of 2s 2½d was paid by Mrs Selbey "for the Swan" - Francis Bunce occupier.

1792 Universal British Directory: George Chesterman at the "Swan"
1796 Berkshire Directory:  George Chesterman.

Strangely, the Swan is not mentioned in the 1815 Land Tax Assessment.

1823 Pigot Dir: William Salt, innkeeper at "the One Swan" - to distinguish The Swan from the Three Swans (in the High Street).

1836 Old Moores Almanac, but there is no known later record.

From Trade Directories (addresses not yet known):

1830 Pigot Dir:
     Joseph Read, saddler and harness maker, Charnham Street.
     Thomas Attlee, shopkeeper, Charnham Street.
     John Osmond, shopkeeper, Charnham Street.
     Mary Poore, shopkeeper, Charnham Street.
     John Gibbs, tailor, Charnham Street.
     William Anning, tanner, Charnham Street.

1841 census: (This census appears to be in "random" order in parts:)
     James Jupp (30), tamper, wife Mary (30), 1 son, 5 daughters
     Thomas Sprules (58), pianoforte maker, wife Marha (50).
     William Burtt (50) innkeeper (at The Bear) etc
     George Fisher (45), postboy
     Harriett Moulding (50), inn keeper (The White Hart) etc
     William Toms (25), tanner and ?brewer?, wife Joanna (25), 1 son, 2 daughters, 1 lodger, 5 servants.
     John Adnams (25), buildre, wife Elizabeth (25), 1 son, 1 daughter.
     Mary Smith (25), 1 sister, 1 servant, 1 lodger.
     John Dredge (40), auctioneer, wife Sophia (36), 1 son, 1 servant.
     William Gibbs (30), tailor, wife Mary (30), 1 son.
     Sophia Faulknor (71), independent, 1 servant.
     John Osmond (50), pork butcher, wife Sarah (50), 1 daughter
     Richard Gibbons (50), iron founder, wife Mary (55), 3 sons, 3 daughters.
     Francis Gaiger (50), inn keeper (The Red Lion), qv.
     Ann Clerk (50), 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 lodgers (one with 5 children!)
     The Lodging House: John Gibbs (55), wife Ann, 21 lodgers.
     Thomas Toe (40), publican (The Lamb), wife Jane (40), 1 daughter, 1 sister, 1 servant, 6 lodgers

1844 Pigot Dir: Major Hiliard, Charnham Street.

1844 Pigot Dir: Richard Mundaym boot & shoe maker, Charnham Street.

1844 Pigot Dir: James Wise, boot & shoe maker, Charnham Street.

1844 Pigot Dir: John Adnams, carpenter, Charnham Street.

1869 PO Dir: Rev William Fraser Campbell BA (Curate), Charnham Street

1869 PO Dir: Mr Thomas Dennis, Charnham Street

1869 PO Dir: Morse Goulter Esq, solicitor, Charnham Street.

1869 PO Dir: Mr Jesse Hillier, Charnham Street.

1869 PO Dir: Alfred Bond, shoe maker, Charnham Street.

1869 PO Dir: Edwin Buxcey, carrier, Charnham Street.

1869 PO Dir: John Frampton, wheelwright, Charnham Street. (See also White Hart).

1869 PO Dir: George Taylor, shopkeeper, Charnham Street.

1869 PO Dir: Thomas White, butcher, Charnham Street.

1869 PO Dir: James Wise, boot & shoe maker, Charnham Street.

1891 (Kelly) Henry John Bell, coach builder, Charnham Street
1903 (Kelly) Henry John Bell, coach builder, Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) Alfred Bond, shoe maker, Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) Mrs Cottrell, Bridge vil., Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) Charles Harding, mineral water manufacturer, Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) Joseph Hawkins, shopkeeper, Charnham Street. In the 1894 floods in Charnham Street it is recorded that "The houses opposite the Bear Hotel occupied by Messrs. Palmer, Hawkins, Mepsted, Taylor, Noon and others, soon had about 2ft. of water in their sitting rooms".

1891 (Kelly) George Hidden, registrar of marriages for Hungerford union, Faulknor Square, Charnham Street. The whole of Faulkner Square was under water, and had the appearance of a large lake. All the houses in the square were flooded, and the inhabitants had to remove upstairs, provisions, where needed, being drawn up in baskets. Mr. Hidden was a considerable sufferer, as to carpets and furniture.

1891 (Kelly) David Highett, coach builder, Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) Richard B Horner, shopkeeper, Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) Thomas William Munday, assistant overseer & collector of poor rates, clerk to the market & deputy registrar of marriages, Charnham Street.

1891 (Kelly) Frederick William Perkins, tailor, Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) George Skinner, linen draper & "Central News" correspondent, Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) Wiliam Thomas Stevens, upholsterer, Charnham Street

1891 (Kelly) Elizabeth Turner (Miss), ladies' boarding school, Faulknor Square, Charnham Street

1895 Kelly Dir: Mrs Biddis, Charnham Street.

1895 Henry John Bell, coach builder, Charnham Street; and at Lambourn.

1895 Kelly Dir: Joseph Hawkins, shopkeeper, Charnham Street.

1895 Kelly Dir: Thomas William Munday, assistant overseer & collector of poor rates, clerk to the market & deputy registrar of marriages & insurance agent, Charnham Street,

1895 Kelly Dir: George Skinner, linen draper & Central News correspondent, Charnham Street (mentioned in 1894 floods).

1903 (Kelly) John William Waddington, Dentist, Charnham Street

1906 Cosburn's Dir: W Barnard, ccle depot, Charnham Street.

1906 Cosburn's Dir: H J Bell, coachbuildrer, Charnham Street

1906 Cosburn's Dir: Mrs C Biddis, Charnham Street (?related to the Wrens - see 24 High Street)

1906 Cosbuirn's Dir: Capt Morse, Charnham Street (see 1 Charnham Street)

1906 Cosburn's Dir: Rev G C Robinson, Faulknor Square.

1906 Cosburn's Dir: C White, corn porter, Charnham Street.

1906 Cosburn's Dir: T W Wild, Faulknor Square.

1916 Cosburn's Dir: P Chillingworth, coach builder, Charnham Street.

1916 Cosburn's Dir: C White, corn porter, Charnham Street.

1916 Cosburn's Dir: T Winkworth, jobmaster, Charnham Street.

1920 Kelly Dir: Ernest Howe, confectioner, Charnham Street.

See also:

- Land Tax for Charnham Street Tithing:

     Printed Transcription for 1780, 1781 and 1815.

     Photocopy of 1780,   1781 and  1815

- CD with 89 images of Valuer’s Field Book for Charnham Street, Hungerford, 1909 - in HHA Archives (from National Archive, kindly donated by Dr David Cave, May 2017)

- 1911 25” OS Map of Charnham Street and Hopgrass, with coloured field boundaries and sizes etc - in HHA Archives (from National Archive, kindly donated by David Cave).

- Charnham Street floods, 1894

- Charnham Street floods, 1932

- "Three Acres in Charnham Street" (Land in Homefield als Charnham Field, 1565-1585, by Norman Hidden)

- Other Charnham Street Properties (short notes about Charnham Street properties from Feet of Fines 1272-1713, by Norman Hidden)

- Charnham Street Photo Gallery