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Listed: Grade II

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Description of property:

From Listed Building records: Terraced Cottage. Early C18. Thatched roof chimney to centre at rear. Brick with grey band at first floor. 3 irregular casements those on ground floor with cambered heads. Door between first and second casements from right under flat hood on cut brackets.

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- 24 Charnham Street, Jun 2010

- Charnham Street, c1905

Caveat:

The history of ownership and occupation of the properties in this part of Charnham Street is very speculative. Records are sketchy, and confusing. This page is the current "best attempt" to clarify the history of these properties, but much further work still needs to be done. It is possible that the historic boundaries do not match the modern ones.

Timeline:

1841 Census:
     Robert Bunce (35), grocer, wife Maria (25), 1 son, 2 daughters.
     Amelia Lawson (30), grocer,2 sons, 2 daughters. ?24 Charnham Street?
     Ann Dennis (70), 1 other lady
     Mary Coxhead (71), independent, 1 servant.
     James Wise (40), cordwainer, wife Jane (43), 1 son, 1 daughter.
     Richard Palmer (45), ostler, wife Elizabeth (40).
     James Jupp (30), tamper, wife Mary (30), 1 son, 5 daughters
     Thomas Sprules (58), pianoforte maker, wife Martha (50).
     William Burtt (50) The Bear (?this entry appears out of position in the census).
     Harriett Moulding (50) inn keeper (at the White Hart, later Wesleyan Chapel, and 20 Charnham Street)

1851 Census:
     #61: James Wise (50), boot and shoe maker, wife Jane (52), 1 son, 1 daughter, 2 lodgers. (?21 Charnham Street)
     #62: Richard Palmer (57), servant, wife Elizabeth (50).
     #63: Richard Stagg (26), servant, wife Emily (28), 1 son, 2 daughters.
     #64: Amelia Lawrence (46), grocer, 1 son, 1 daughter.
     #65: Elizabeth Alexander (65), 1 son, 1 grand-son.
     #66: John Matthew (28), saddler, wife Rachel (30), 1 son, 3 daughters, 1 servant.
     #67. Alfred Pearce (24), ostler, wife Emily (24), 1 son, 1 daughter.
     #68: George Naulder(?) (56), smith, wife Martha (55), 2 sons. ?24 Charnham Street?
     #69: Nimrod Knight (60), carpenter, wife Anne (64), 1 daughter.
     #70 William Martin (61), relieving officer (?26 Charnham Street)
     -- House uninhabited --
     #71 Richard Phelps (42), cabinet maker, wife Susan (40), 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 visitor.
     #72: Francis Pocock (31), rope maker, wife Sarah (36), 2 daughters, 1 servant, 3 lodgers.
     #73: William Perkins (35), tailor, wife Elizabeth (40), 4 daughters, 1 son. ?at 28 Charnham Street? or was the census in the wrong order?

1851 Census: William Perkins (35), tailor, wife Elizabeth (40), 1 son, 4 daughters.
1861 Census: William Perkins (44), tailor, wife Elizabeth (50), 2 sons, 1 daughter.
1869 PO Dir: William Perkins, tailor, Charnham Street.
1871 Census #80: William Perkins (55), tailor, wife Elizabeth (62).
1881 Census: #82: William Perkins (65), tailor journeyman, wife Elizabeth (72).

1891 Census: #76: Frederick Perkins (41), tailor, wife Elizabeth (42), 1 son, 3 daughters.

1894 Charnham Street Floods: Marlborough Times of 17th November 1894 reported "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".
1901 Census: Charles Mepsted (45), tin plate Worker, with wife Alma (46) and 2 sons.
1903 Kelly: Charles Mepsted, tinsmith.
1906 Cosburn's Dir: C Mepsted, tinsmith, Charnham Street.
1911 Census: #132: Charles Mepsted (54), tinsmith, 1 son, 4 rooms.
1916 Cosburn's Dir: C Mepsted, tinsmith, Charnham Street.
1920 Kelly Dir: Charles Mepsted, tinsmith, Charnham Street.

1939 Blacket's Dir: Mrs E Parkes

1940 Blacket's Dir: E C Skrimpshire

See also:

- Charnham Street floods, 1894

- Charnham Street floods, 1932