1869 Post Office

Original directory available at Ancestry

WING (or Wenge) is a parish, 3 miles south-west from the London and North Western Railway station at Leighton Buzzard, in the hundred of Cottesloe, union and county court district of Leighton Buzzard, rural deanery of Mursley (second portion), archdeaconry of Buckingham, and diocese of Oxford. The church of All Saints is an ancient building, and was restored in 1850, under the superintendence of G. G. Scott, Esq. R.A.; it consists of nave, aisles, chancel, with tower and 6 bells, and appears to be of the 15th century, but there are remains of nearly every period of English Architecture; there are two or three Late Decorated windows in the chancel, and there are Early English, or lancet, windows both in the chancel and in the lower part of the tower; the tower and chancel arches with the sedilia and piscina are also of that period: it contains some handsome monuments of the Dormer family.

The register dates from the year 1546. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £400, with residence, in the gift of Lord Overstone, and held by the Rev. Peter Thomas Ouvry, M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge. Here is a Parochial school for boys and girls, erected in 1850 by Lord Overstone; also almshouses, called Dormer’s Hospital, founded in 1562 by Dame Dorothy Pelham, for eight men and women, endowed by land and money payments. The other charities in the parish are those of William Robinson, a perpetual rent-charge on land at Burcot of £2 a year; Lady Carnarvon and William Hoare, arising from the rent of a field of six acres at Burcot, now let for £36 a year; William Dent, £59 New Three per Cent. Aunuities; the proceeds are distributed in clothing to the poor annually; Robert Shepherd, a rent charge of £5 16s. 8d. arising from land in the parish of Edlesborough, from which £1 a year is paid to the vicar for catechising the children, 10s. to the vicar of Leighton Buzzard for a sermon on Ascension-Day; the rest is distributed in penny loaves to twenty children, attending the church weekly; there is also the Fuel Allotment Charity, arising from £268 9s. 1d. consols, distributed annually in coals; and the Church Land Charity, which arises from the proceeds of the sale of about three acres of land in the parish of Mentmore; the dividends are paid to the churchwardens; a sum of £12 1s. 4d., arising from a charity at Wingrave, is also distributed among the poor, at the discretion of the trustees.

Lord Overstone, who is Lord of the manor, and Baron de Rothschild are the principal landowners. The soil is clay and gravel, subsoil, clay. The chief crops are hay, wheat and beans. The population in 1861 was 1,504; the area is 5,605 acres; rateable value,£9,600.

ASCOT is a hamlet, half a mile west. Lord Overstone, who is lord of the manor, Baron M de Rothschild and Frederick Straw, Esq., are the principal landowners.

BURCOT hamlet is one mile north. Lord Overstone, who is lord of the manor, and Fynes Clinton, Esq., are the principal landowners.

CRAFTON hamlet is 3 miles south. Baron M de Rothschild is lord of the manor and sole landowner.

LITTLEWORTH hamlet is half a mile north. Lord Overstone is lord of the manor and chief landowner.

Parish Clerk, John Windmill

Post Office – Richard Attwood, receiver. Letters arrive through Leighton Buzzard at 7.30am, dispatched at 6.25pm week days, 9am sundays. Leighton Buzzard is the nearest money order office.
Registrar of Births & Deaths for the District of Wing, William Mortimer
Parochial School (boys &, girls), Wing, James Cross, master, Infants, Miss Field, mistress

Wing
Heley Mr Thomas 
Heley William, esq 
Ouvry Rev. Peter Thos. M.A., J.P.vicar
Rothschild Baron Ferdinand deWing cottage & 143 Piccadilly, London W
Webster Alexander Lowe, esq 
Commercial
Attenborough Edwinfarmer
Attwood Richard“Cock” & post office
Bandy Williamshopkeeper
Bedford Josephboot & shoe maker
Biggs Jamesfarmer
Bolton Williamcarpenter
Brown Thomasfarrier
Capp Stephengrazier
Capp Thomasboot & shoe maker
Cleaver Georgeshopkeeper
Coles Henryshopkeeper
Cook Chas.farm baliff to Wm. Cox, esq
Denchfield Levimachinist & ironfounder
Denchfield Seth“Royal Oak”
Dimmock Thomascarrier & coal dealer
Foster Henry & Thomasblacksmiths
Fountaine Bernardfarmer
Gates Johnfarmer & cattle dealer, Wing Park farm
Hardwick Josephcarpenter
Harris Richardmiller & farmer, Wing mill, & brick, roof & floor tile & draining pipes manufacturer, Littleworth
Hedges Richardfarmer
Heley Brothersmaltsters & corn & cake merchants & farmers, Burcot
Hounslow Henryfruiterer & skin & fur dealer
Mallett Thomasbaker
Mortimer Williamregistrar of births & deaths for Wing district
Munday Williamshopkeeper
Newett Johnfarm baliff to Mrs Jane Woodman, Church farm
Paine Jamesfarmer
Rickard Bernardbricklayer
Rogers Henrybaker
Rogers Joseph“Dove”
Rose Georgefarmer
Sale Thomas Gingerbutcher
Sear Josephbricklayer
Webster Alexander Lowearchitect & local agent for Lord Overstone
Windmill Henry Charles“Queen’s Head”
Windmill Johnshopkeeper
Wipham Mary (Mrs)shopkeeper
Worster Thomasbaker
Young Johntailor
Ascot
Brandon Josephgrazier & blacksmith
Hamerton Thomasbricklayer
Hart Philipfarmer & auctioneer
Prentice Martha (Mrs)farmer
Straw Frederickgrazier
Burcot
Adams Miss 
Heley Mr James William 
COMMERCIAL 
Adams Henry Charlesfarmer
Biggs Edwardfarmer
Bone Josephsheep dealer
Denchfield Hannah (Mrs)“Six Bells” & shopkeeper
Faulkner Josephbaker
Heley Brothersfarmers, maltsters & corn & cake merchants, & at Wing
Jennings Johnshopkeeper
Smith Jane (Mrs)farmer
Vallentine Robertfarmer, Burcott ldg
Crafton
Collins Mary (Mrs)farmer
Markham Charlesmaster of Baron Rothschild’s breeding stud establishment
Willison Ann (Mrs)farmer
Littleworth
Harris Richardbrick, roof & floor tile & draining pipes manufacturer, & farmer & miller, Wing mill
Page Williambutcher
Sayell Edwardbeer retailer