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Summary:

Earliest information:
Date of current building:
Listed: Grade II

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Description of property:

From Listed Building records: Terraced Cottage. Early C18. Tiled roof, hipped to left. Brick. 2 storeys. Four light casement with iron framed leaded lights to first floor. C20 casement with cambered heads to left of ground floor. Boarded door and C20 angled bay on brackets beneath continuous flat hood to right with 2 light leaded casement over.

Photo Gallery:

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- 25 Charnham Street, Jun 2010

- Charnham Street, c1920 [A. Parsons]

- Charlie Batchelor outside his shop, 25 Charnham Street, 16 May 1932 during the major Charnham Street floods

- Advert (un-dated) for The "Premier" Temperance Hotel run by Charlie Batchelor (see text)

- Charnham Street c1935, showing Charlie Batchelor's on left, The Bear and the filling station on the right.

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. [1844 Pigot Dir: Robert Bunce, shopkeeper]
     Amelia Lawson (30), grocer,2 sons, 2 daughters.
     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.
     #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.

1861 Census #82: ..?.. Knight (77), carpenter, 1 sister-in-law, 1 daughter.

1871 Census #79: Thomas Munday (47), tax collector, wife Harriett, 1 niece, 1 nephew.

1881 Census:  west to east:
     #78: Charles Fisher (55), general labourer, wife Maria (52), 2 sons, 1 daughter, 1 grand-daughter. (?25 Charnham Street)
     #79: James Harris (26), plumber, wife Clara, 1 son, 3 daughters.
     #80: Joseph Hawkins (57), miller, wife Priscilla (51), 1 son, 4 daughters.
     #81: Giles Crane (47), agricultural labourer general, wife Emma (47), 2 sons, 3 daughters.

1891 Census: #75: James Nash (29), baker, wife Elizabeth (28), 6 lodgers (miller, 3 blacksmiths, butcher, groom coachman).

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: Harry Annetts (43), Furniture Dealer, wife Eva (37), 1 son, 4 daughters.
1903 Kelly Dir: Harry Annetts, furniture dealer.
c1905 Photograph shows H. Annetts, ..?.. and undertaker on left (now 25a Charnham Street).
1906 Cosburn's Dir: H Annetts, cabinet maker, Charnham Street.
1911 Census #133: Harry Annetts (53), furniture sealer, 2 daughters, 8 rooms.
1916 Cosburn's Dir: H Annetts, cabinet maker, Charnham Street.
1920 Kelly Dir: Harry Annetts, antique dealer, Charnham Street,

c1920-c1935: Charlie Batchelor's Second-hand shop.
1920 Kell  Dir: Charles Batchelor, confectioner, Bridge Street, and furniture dealer, Charnham Street.
1932: See photo in Photo Gallery of Charles Batchelor outside his shop during the floods on 13 May 1932.
c1935 See advert in Photo Gallery for The "Premier" Temperance Hotel, London Road, Hungerford, opposite Stradling's garage", run by Charlie Batchelor.

1939 Blacket's Dir: Louis Clifford, antiques.
1940 Blacket's Dir: Louis Clifford, antiques.
1946: Clifford - October 28 (1946) at Savernake Hospital, Louis Clifford, husband of Agnes Clifford, of 25 Charnham Street, Hungerford. Aged 70"

At a later date the frontage of the premises were re-modelled, removing the shop front and closing a doorway.

See also:

- Charnham Street floods, 1894

- Charnham Street floods, 1932