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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.
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.
Follow these links for for many more old photographs of Charnham Street:
1 Charnham Street, "Riverside"
3 Charnham Street "Old Fire Station" (Ad Hoc)
5 Charnham Street (Previously The Lamb Inn)
6 Charnham Street (The Old Manse)
11 Charnham Street (Somerfield Service Station - originally Gibbons Kennet Iron Works)
[---here is Eddington Bridge and River Kennet--]
14 Charnham Street (Hungerfood Takeaway/Sandwiches)
16 Charnham Street (Bella Vita Italian Restaurant)
19 Charnham Street (Home Cafe - demolished)
21 Charnham Street (Serendipity)
21a Charnham Street
22 Charnham Street ("Friar's Pardon")
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 (Perfectly Posh Salon)
31 Charnham Street (Costcutter Convenience Store - Ratnamss)
31a Charnham Street
32 Charnham Street (previously the Gas Works Office)
32a Charnham Street
36 Charnham Street (The Sun Inn)
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)
See also the many pictures in the Charnham Street Photo Gallery.
- 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.
- Land Tax for Charnham Street Tithing:
- 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).
- "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)