1876 Harrods

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WING (with Ascot, Burcot, Littleworth, and Crafton), is a parish 2 ½ miles from Leighton Buzzard railway station, in the hundred of Cottesloe, union and county court district of Leighton Buzzard, diocese of Oxford, archdeaconry of Buckingham, and rural deanery of Ivinghoe. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The living is a vicarage, annual value £520 with residence, in the gift of Lord Overstone; the Rev. Peter Thomas Ouvry, M.A., is the vicar. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a chapel. There is also a Union chapel at Littleworth. There are parochial schools for boys, girls, and infants ; James Cross, master; Miss Richardson, and Miss Harraway, mistresses. The acreage is 5,490, of which the chief owners are the Right Hon. Lord Overstone (lord of the manor), and the Baroness Meyer de Rothschild. The population is about 1,520. The nearest money-order, telegraph office, and post town is Leighton Buzzard.

Carriers to Leighton, daily; Aylesbury, Sat., W. Dimmock and Jane Woolhead.
Registrar of Births and Deaths-William Mortimer.


Biggs Mr. William  
Broom George, Esq. Ascot
De Rothschild Leopold, Esq. Ascot
Flower Cyril, Esq. Burcot house
Hart Mr. Edward  
Horsman the Right Hon. E., M.P. Wing cottage
Ouvry Rev. Peter Thos. vicar Vicarage

General Trades

Bandy George “Sportman’s Arms”
Bandy William bricklayer, shopkeeper, and coal dealer
Bolton William beer retailer and carpenter
Bone Walter boot and shoemaker
Brand John coal dealer
Brand Joseph boot and shoemaker
Capp Thomas boot and shoemaker
Cleaver George grocer, draper, assistant overseer, collector of rates, surveyor of highways, post master, &c.
Coles Henry painter and plumber
Cutler George shopkeeper
Denchfield Mrs. Hannah the “Five Bells”
Dimmock Eli carpenter
Denchfield Levi builder and wheelwright
Dimmock Matthew shoemaker and shopkeeper
Denchfield Seth wheelwright and vict., “Royal Oak”
Dimmock Thomas coal merchant
Faulkner Joseph baker
Foster Henry blacksmith and shopkeeper
Ginger Thomas butcher and shopkeeper
Green Henry bricklayer
Hammerton John bricklayer
Hardwick Joseph carpenter and builder
Hart Edward estate agent
Hart Philip auctioneer, land and estate agent
Heley Brothers millers, maltsters, and corn factors
Jordan George shopkeeper and coal dealer
Langley Henry baker
Mallett Thomas baker
Munday William shopkeeper
Page William butcher
Pollard Andrew blacksmith
Randall David tailor
Randall Frederick coal merchant
Rogers Henry baker
Rogers Joseph “Dove Inn”
Stevens Thomas “Cock Inn”
Taylor Henry shopkeeper
Trueman George brick and tile manufacturer
Whipham Mary grocer
Whitman Edwin grocer and draper
Windmill Henry C. “Queen’s Head”
Windwill John butcher and grocer


Adams Henry Charles  
Biggs, Edward  
Brandon Joseph  
Collins Mrs. Mary  
Fountaine Bernard William  
Gates John and landowner
Hart Philip and landowner
Hedges Richard  
Heley James William  
Heley Thomas Somes  
Heley William, senr. and landowner
Manning William  
Markham Charles (steward)
Paine Charles  
Prentice John  
Rose George  
Smith Mrs. Jane  
Stevens Thomas and landowner
Underwood William  
Valentine Robert  
Webster A. L. (steward)
Woodhead William  
Woodman Joseph