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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 (27 with 28): Terraced Cottages. C17/18. Thatched roof, central chimney. Brick, grey headers and red stretchers to first floor of No. 27, ground floor and No. 28 painted render. 2 storeys. 3 light leaded casement to right of centre and 4 light leaded casement to extreme right. Large C20 shop window to left of ground floor, plain central door; further C20 shop window, simple door under flat hood on cut brackets and 2 light C20 window all to right.

Photo Gallery:

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- Youll's Antiques, Jun 2010

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:

1700 Listed Building report suggested 17th century and later features.

1841 Census: John Sims (27), bricklayer, wife Maryann (34), 1 son, 1 lodger, 1 servant.   

1851 Census:
     #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.
     #74: Henry Nobes (37), tailor, wife Mary (46), straw bonnet.
     #75: Moses Sims (47), fishmonger, wife Eliza (45)
     #76: Phillip Fowler (38), inn keeper, 1 daughter, 1 servant, 2 lodgers (Stag's Head, 31 Charnham Street)

1861 Census:
     #76: James Marsham(?) (40), tanner, wife Jane (37), 2 sons, 1 daughter.
     #77: George Dyler (30), boiler maker, wife Elizabeth (30), 1 son, 1 daughter.

1871 Census: John Pocock (58), corn porter, wife Maria (60), 1 son, 1 grand-daughter.
1881 Census: #74: John Pocock (68), corn porter, wife Maria (70), 1 daugher, 1 son-in-law, 3 grand-daughters.

1891 Census: #72: Caleb White (36), corn porter, wife Louisa (32), 2 sons, 2 daughters.
1901 Census: Caleb White (46), corn porter, wife Louisa (42), 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 adopted daughter.
1911 Census: #136: Caleb White (56), corn porter, wife Louisa (52), 1 son, 1 daughter, 5 rooms.

1939 Blacket's Dir: L Hibberd, "dealer, old irons etc.
1940 Blacket's Dir: L Hibberd, "dealer, old irons etc." Recalled in many reminiscences (eg Eatwell, Eatwell and Cox, 1992) as "Hibberd 'rag and bone'".

c1978 "Wilkinson's Cottage Antiques"

1988 "Youll's Antiques" (Bruce Youll) "Constantly changing large and varied stock of 18th and 19th century furniture and quality antiques".