The history of ownership and occupation of the properties at the southern end of the west side of High Street (modern numbers 45-65) 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.
Common Rights? No
Date of current building:
Description of property:
- 60-63 High Street, Feb 2007
Pre 1835: (Newton Collection of deeds) William Wiltshire
4 Sep 1835: (Newton deeds) Conveyance of cottages from Abraham Carter (of Bollington, Middlesex, gentleman) and James Smith (of Newbury, baker) (both devisees of William Wiltshire (of Newbury, gentleman), sold to Thomas Andrews (of Hungerford, mealman) - five cottages (formerly two messuages or tenements) currently in the occupation of Joseph Rosier, Thomas Bennett, William Bye, William Rosier and David Rosier ... and the yard and barton... occupied by Joseph Rosier
1 Oct 1835: (Newton deeds) Affadavit by George Tibbs relating to the Wiltshire family of Thomas Andrews.
4 Nov 1846: (Newton deeds) Deed of Renunciation and Disclaimer: James Langford and George Andrews to HHP Major
11 Feb 1851: (Newton deeds) Conveyance: Conveyance: HHP Major to Richard Hasell for £300. (bought at The Bear, Dec 1850): Four messuages and gardens, currently in occupation of Pike, Lad, Lambourn and Richard Hasell.
1851 (Census) Richard Hasell (30), grocer. William Ladd (60), labourer. Absalom Lambourne (29), cowkeeper.
31 Oct 1851:(Newton deeds) Deed of Covenant HHP Major to A Lambourn and Lucy
6 Nov 1851: (Newton deeds) Deed of Covenant to produce Deeds: Richard Hasell bought (at The Bear on 18 Dec 1850) 4 cottages occupied by Pike, Lad, Lambourn
1861 (Census) Richard Hasell, William Ladd, John Bungey.
1871 (Census) John Bungey, David Tedbury (sic!), James Batt.
31 Dec 1874: (Newton deeds) Conveyance of
- a messuage, cottages and land (?55-58 High Street) from Miss Eliza Prince (of Newbury, spinster), Alfred Judd (of Newbury, grocer), Richard Hasell (of Hungerford), to Dr Harry Pike Major (of Hungerford, doctor), Thomas Andrews (of Durley, grocer) and Ann Andrews (of Hungerford, widow)others,
- Messuage or dwellinghouse with shop and bakehouse etc west side of High Street (?59 High Street) occupied by George Batt
- 6 cottages on the south side of the above, (?60-65 High Street) occupied by Edward Batt, Bungay, David Tidbury, James Batt, Francis Winchcomb and Giles Miller.
1881 (Census) John Bungey, David Tidbury (sic!), Frank Winchcombe.
1891 (Census) Elizabeth Bungey, David Tidbury, Francis New
1901 (Census) Charles Rosier, David Tidbury, Francis New
1939 (Blacket's) 60: J. Jones
- 61: Miss R. Bell
- 62: E. Culley
- 63: A.D. Barrett
8 May 1948: (Newton deeds) Conveyance: Herbert John Bushnell of High Street Hungerford, retired Public Assistance Officer and Wilfred Ewa\rt Lawrence of Ramsbury, builder, sold to Henry Marks of Ramsbury, greengrocer, for £1,250 six dwelling houses, Nos 60-65 inclusive. (Mortgage £800).
25 Jan 1968: (Newton deeds) Henry Marks gifted to Mrs Mabel Annie Marks all six properties, 60-65 High Street. (Value exceeds £4,500).
- Newton Collection - relating to 55-65 High Street, 1835-1987.