1854 Post Office

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WING, or Wenge, 3 miles south-west of the London and North Western station at Leighton Buzzard. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Oxford, valued at £338, the Lord Overstone being the patron; the incumbent is the Rev. Peter Thomas Ouvry, M.A. 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 Ascott, Burcott, Crafton, and Littleworth.

Here is a National 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 8 men and women, endowed by land and money payments. This manor is said once to have belonged to the Hampdens. The church is an ancient building, and has been lately restored under the superintendence of Mr. Scott; it is of different periods; some portion of it is believed to be Saxon. It contains some handsome monuments of the Dormer family. Population, in 1851, was 1,376; acreage, 5,605; rateable value, £9,000.

Wing Gentry
Hart Rev. John B.A. 
Ouvry Rev. Peter Thomas, M.A.vicar
Wing Traders
Attwood Richard“Cock” & post office
Bedford Josephboot & shoe maker
Biggs Jamesgrocer
Brown Thomasfarrier
Capp Stephenfarmer
Capp Thomasboot & shoe maker
Coles Leah (Mrs)shopkeeper
Cox Williamfarmer
Denchfield Georgecarpenter
Denchfield Levicarpenter
Drinkwater Williambaker
Foster Johnblacksmith
Fountaine Bernardfarmer
Gates John“Royal Oak”
Harris Richardmiller & farmer
Hart Williamfarmer
Hedges Richardfarmer
Heley Susannah (Mrs)butcher
Heley Williammaltster & corn dealer
Hickinbottom Johnbricklayer
Mortimer Wiliamsregistrar of births & deaths for the Wing district
Paine Jamesfarmer
Rogers Josephbeer retailer & butcher
Rose Georgefarmer
Rose Williamshopkeeper
Sear Josephbricklayer
Tanner Alfredshopkeeper
Walter Robertshopkeeper
Webster Alexanderbaliff to the right hon. Lord Overstone
Whipham Williamshopkeeper
Windmill John“Queen’s Head”
Windmill Thomasbaker
Young Johntailor

Letters may be posted from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Ascott Traders
Brandom Josephgrazier
Brandom Tomblacksmith
Fountaine Eliza (Mrs)grazier
Gates Johnfarmer & cattle dealer
Hart Thomasauctioneer, land agent and farmer
Hart Williamfarmer
Prentice Martha (Mrs)farmer
Smith Jane (Mrs)farmer

Letters through Leighton Buzzard

Burcott Traders
Adams Henry Charlesfarmer
Biggs Edwardfarmer
Bone Josephgrazier
Denchfield Thomas“Six Bells”
Prentice Thomasfarmer
Roadnight Williamshopkeeper
Smith Jane (Mrs)farmer
Swannell Joseph Ebenezerfarmer

Letters through Leighton Buzzard

Littleworth Traders
Beckett Jonathanbeer retailers
Dimmock Williamcarpenter
Page Williambutcher
Crafton Traders
Collins Joseph & Bernardfarmers
Flemons Johnfarmer
Olney Jamesfarmer
Willison Robertfarmer
Woodman William Hedgesfarmer

Letters through Leighton Buzzard

National School (for boys & girls), Wing
Registrar of Births & Deaths for the District of Wing, Wm. Mortimer, Wing
Parish Clerk, John Windmill


Church, Rev. Peter Thomas Ouvry, incumbent
Methodist Chapel, ministers various
Primitive Methodist Chapel, ministers various