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Vale of White Horse Directory 1908-1910

Names from Directories for Kingston Bagpuize-The Victorian-Edwardian Village

Kingston Bagpuize [Berks] is a parish and village in the hundred of Ock, union and county court district of Abingdon, archdeaconary of Berks.,and diocese of Oxford, 8 miles from Faringdon. Stations: Wantage Road 5 miles; Abingdon 6; Oxford 9. Lord of the manor John Blandy Jenkins Esq., Senr., J.P.,D.L. for Berks.

The church is dedicated to St John the Baptist, and the living is a rectory, net value about £220.
Patrons, the President and Fellows of St John's College, Oxford. Rector, Rev.J.H.Sweet-Escott,M.A., appointed 1891. Hours of Divine service on Sundays 11a.m. and 6.30pm. Other services on special days, and at the various Church seasons.

In 1880 the church was partially restored, and reseated in oak, and the chancel raised and laid with encaustic tiles.

Population in 1891, 208; in 1901, 186 acreage 1,080 acres: rateable value £1,254.5s.8d. Post town Abingdon. Post, telegraph, and money order office, James Jeffries, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive at 8a.m. and 1.30.p.m., despatched at 3 p.m and 6.15 p.m. weekdays, 10.55 a.m. Sundays. The kennels of the O.B.H. are in this village.

Ballard, Mrs Martha Martin, E., coachman to Mr E.A.Strauss
Ballard, Charles, blacksmith Ricketts, W., carpenter
Drake, W. Tyrwhitt, Master to OBH,Southmoor House   Russell,L.B.
Farmer W., kennel huntsman to OBH Sharps, Wm., butler to Mr. E.A.Strauss
Graham Guy, Race Farm Southam, P., farmer, Rimes farm
Haines, James, May Bush, Newbridge Strauss, E.A.,M.P., Kingston House
Hartigan,R., second whip OBH Swan, Thomas, stud groom to OBH
Holifield, Arthur, plumber & glazier, Southmoor   Sweet-Escott Rev. J.H. the Rectory
Hookes W., gardener to Mr. E.A.,Strauss Taylor, James, butcher and baker
Jefferies, James, Post office Treadwell, Mrs.
Keep, Frederick, market gardener Wigmore, A., publican, Hind's Head
Lane, F.G., schoolmaster   Woodbridge, W., saddler, &c.
Woodward H.C.S., M.B.,B.C., Stonehouse

The Victorian Village of Draycott Moor [Southmoor]

Draycott Moor [Southmoor]- Billings Directory 1854

Giles, Mr Geo   Hissey, W., Farmer, Old Lamb
Barlow, Chas - Shoemaker   Hoare, The Misses, Ladies Seminary
Bartlett, Richard-Tailor and Woollen draper Kimber Francis, Farmer
Birch, Anthony,Corn Dealer   King, Charles, wheelwright & farmer
Cheer, James, Manor Farm &  Thames Side   King, Charles, wheelwright & farmer
Church, Rd., Farmer   Mallam, Miss Susanna
Clarke Henry, carpenter &  shopkeeper   Neals, Victualler & farmer, Lamb & Flag
Clark, Benj. carpenter & shopkeeper   Shepherd Geo., Farmer
Clark, Thomas, carpenter   Shepherd Geo., Farmer
Hissey, John, Farmer   Woodbridge, Henry, Farmer, Newbridge Farm

'The Old Berkshire fox hounds were kennelled at the junction and I clearly remember them 'singing'.

'I'm told they sing when they are happy. Singing is quite different from barking'.

'The heart went out of the village when the hunt moved to Faringdon --no hounds bayed at the moon and a lot of people lost most of their incomes'

Tim Weaving & Sybil Beard - taken from 'Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor - a Sense of Place' available from Longworth History Society

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