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WING OR WENGE. 3 miles south-west of the London and Birmingham Railroad station at Leighton Buzzard, is a vicarage valued at 338l., and containing 1152 inhabitants; the Earl of Chesterfield being the patron: the present incumbent is the Rev. Philip Strong. Wing Park is still enclosed, but its mansion, Ascot House, for many years the seat of the Dormers and inherited from them by the Earls of Chesterfield, has been pulled down. The hamlets of this parish are Ascot, Burcot, Crofton, and Cotslow, now depopulated, which gave name to the Hundred. Here is a free-school for boys and girls, erected in 1815; also almshouses called Dormer’s Hospital, founded in 1516, by Dame Dorothy Pelham, for 8 men and women, under the trusteeship and in the gift of the Earl of Chesterfield, endowed by land and money payments.
Name, Residence, & Profession.
|Attwood Richard||The Cock|
|Beckett Jonathan||Grocer and Beer Retailer|
|Biggs James||Grocer and Cheesemonger|
|Bone Barnard||Beer Retailer|
|Bone George||Royal Oak|
|Bone Joseph||Beer Retailer|
|Brandom Thomas||Smith and Grocer, &c|
|Coles Richard||Grocer and Beer Retailer|
|Denchfield Thomas||Six Bells|
|Harper Joseph||Plat Dealer|
|Heley William||Maltster and Corn Dealer|
|Mortimer Wm.||Registrar of Births and Deaths for the Wing district in the Leighton Buzzard Union|
|Randell Benjamin||Plat Dealer|
|Smith John||Horse Dealer|
|Staples Joseph||Beer Retailer|
|Stevens James||Plat Dealer|
|Walters Robert||Grocer and Cheesemonger|
|Winmill John||Queen’s Head|
|Wippem William||Grocer and Cheesemonger|
Coach & Carriers’ List
Oxford & Aylesbury Coach passes through daily.
Hounslow Richard, carrier to Aylesbury every Saturday, and to Leighton every Tuesday.