1850 Slaters

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WING is a small village in the same hundred as Ivinghoe, about 5 miles N. by W. from that town, and 3 S.W. from Leighton Buzzard (Bedfordshire), situated on the road from the latter town to Aylesbury. The chief, indeed, the only ornament of this village, is its handsome church of All Saints; the living is a vicarage, in the gift of Lord Overstone; the Rev. Peter Thomas Ouvrey is the present incumbent. There are almshouses founded by the Dormer family, for eight poor families, with a small weekly allowance. The parish, which is extensive, contained in 1831, 1,152 inhabitants, and in 1841, 1,274.

POST – Receiving House at Richard Attwood’s, the Cock Inn – Letters from London and all parts arrive (by foot-post from Leighton Buzzard) every morning at seven, and are despatched thereto at the same hour in the evening.

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy

Ouvry Rev. Peter Thomas Wing
Travers John J, Esq Wing

Public Houses

Richard Attwood Cock
Jno Windmill Queen’s Head
Thos Prentice Royal Oak
Thos Denchfield Six Bells, Burkitt

Shopkeepers & Traders

Bedford Jos boot & shoe maker
Beasley Francis miller and baker and beer retailer
Biggs James shopkeeper
Bone John baker
Brandon Tom blacksmith
Brown T. farrier
Brown William chair maker
Brownett John boot and shoe maker
Capp Thos boot & shoe maker
Coles Richard shopkeeper
Denchfield Geo carpenter & wheelwright
Denchfield Geo jun carpenter
Denchfield Levy carpenter
Drinkwater William baker
Foster John blacksmith
Green William tailor
Hardwick Joseph carpenter
Harris Richard miller
Hart Thomas auctioneer
Heley Thomas butcher
Heley William maltster
Holliday John bricklayer
Lambert George schoolmaster
Mortimer William registrar of births and deaths
Rogers Joseph beer retailer and butcher
Seers Joseph bricklayer
Tarrey Charles shopkeeper
Thorn George tea dealer
Turner George butcher
Walters Robert shopkeeper
Whipham Wm. shopkeeper
Windmill Thomas baker and wheelwright
Young John tailor

Conveyance by Railway

On the London and North Western Line – the nearest stations are at Chedingstone; two miles from Ivinghoe, Tring, 3 1/2 miles distant, and Leighton Buzzard, 3 miles from Wing.