Below are the census records from 1851. If you have any details on which houses are which, please let us know. Very few of the houses in those days had names but they are shown where they have been entered on the census.
Did you know that…
- Pitifull Woods is between Essex Hall and Chinery’s (near the rice factory on Yeldham Road). Thanks to Mick Pyman and John Argent.
- Stambourne Green had a much higher profile, see the entry from Stambourne in Print “Memories of Stambourne”.
- The innkeeper at The Butcher’s Arms, now The White House near Birdbrook turning, was the enumerator of the census. Bottom entry on the list.
- House numbers 19 and 20 were probably The Lilacs, which used to be two cottages. 21 is quite possibly the house which used to be at the top of the garden in The Lilacs’ field.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon lived much of his life in the old Manse and his father is listed here in house 102 (“Meeting House”). Probably Stambourne’s most famous resident! The old Manse was pulled down in 1865.
- The “Haverhill and Stambourne Magazine” used to be published in the 1800s – a predecessor to the “Stambourne Newsletter”?