1847 Post Office

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WING, or Wenge, 3 miles south-west of the London and North Western station at Leighton-Buzzard, is a vicarage, valued at £338, and containing 1,274 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, Burcott, Crafton, 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. This manor is said once to have belonged to the Hampdens.

Gentry

Adams Miss Burcott
Hart Rev. John Wing

Traders

Adams Henry farmer Burcott
Attwood Richard “Cock” Wing
Badger William farmer Burcott
Bedford Joseph bootmaker Wing
Beckett Jonathan grocer Littleworth
Bennett Samuel farmer West park
Biggs Edward farmer Burcott
Biggs James grocer Wing
Bone John baker Wing
Bone Mrs Lucy “Royal Oak” Asct.gn.
Brandon Tom blacksm & frmer Ascott
Brown Thomas farmer Wing
Bull Gabriel farmer Burcott
Capp Stephen carpenter Wing
Capp Thomas boot & shoe mak. Wing
Coles George beer retailer Wing
Coles Richard grocer & draper Wing
Collins Bernard farmer Crafton
Collins Joseph farmer Crafton
Denchfield Thos. “Six Bells” Burcott
Dimmock Wm carpenter Littleworth
Drinkwater Wm baker Wing
Elliott Wm farmer Old park
Fountain Bernard farmer Wingbury
Green Richard farmer Crafton
Green Wm. boot & shoe maker Wing
Hart Thomas auctioneer, valuer, land agent & farmer Ascott, near Leighton Buzzard
Hart Wm. farmer Wing
Harris Richard farmer & miller Wing
Hedges Richard farmer Cottesloe
Heley Henry farmer Wing
Heley Thomas butcher Wing
Heley Wm. jun. corn factor Wing
Hickinbottom John bricklayer Wing
Mortimere Wm registrar of births, deaths & marriages Wing
Lambourne Charles boys’ school Wing
Paine James farmer Wingbury
Prentice Thomas farmer Ascott
Randle Benjamin plait dealer Wing
Randle Nathaniel plait dealer Wing
Rose George farmer Tinkershole
Sear Joseph bricklayer Wing
Smith John farmer Ascott
Smith John horse dealer Wing
Swannell Joseph farmer Burcott lodge
Walter Robert grocer & farmer Wing
Whipham William grocer Wing
Willison Robert farmer Crafton
Windmill John “Queen’s Head” Wing
Windmill Thos. baker & wheelwt. Wing
Woodman Wm. Hedges farmer Crafton

Letters through Leighton-Buzzard office

Free School (for boys & girls), master, Wm. Mortimer; mistress, Mrs Jane G. Mortimer
Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages for the District of Wing, Wm. Mortimer, Wing
Parish Clerk, Wm. Mortimer
Church, Rev. John Felix, curate
Methodist Chapel, ministers various