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Havering atte Bower 1871 Post Office Directory
History of Havering atte Bower
Havering Atte Bower
Submitted and Transcribed by Essex Villages
HAVERING-ATTE-BOWER is a village and parish, seated on the Ingerbourn, 3 miles north of Romford railway station, and 15 from London, in the Southern division of the county, Romford union and county court district, archdeaconry of Essex, rural deanery of Lambourne, and Rochester diocese. It gives name to, and is at the head of, the liberty and peculiar of Havering-atte-Bower, which includes the parishes of Romford, Havering, and Hornchurch.
The church of St. John is a brick building, with a belfry of wood; it contains a very old font. The register commences in the year 1657. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £75, in the gift of W. P. Barnes, esq., and held by the Rev. Richard Rowland Faulkner, b. d., of St. John’s College, Cambridge, who is also vicar of St. Sepulchre’s, Cambridge. Here is a National school.
The inhabitants of the liberty claim freedom from toll throughout England for goods and cattle sold and provisions bought, from shire rates, and from serving on juries and inquests without their liberty.
Havering was once the seat of Saxon royalty. Edward the Confessor long dwelt here, and the remains of his palace are still shown. Another place, called Pyrgo, belonged to the Queens of England; here Jane, queen of Henry lV., died.
Havering Park, the seat of David McIntosh, esq., is pleasantly situated on a commanding eminence, having a most extensive view of the surrounding counties and the river Thames: the mansion was formerly the old palace, and was the residence of Edward the Confessor.
The lord of the manor of the liberty is David McIntosh, esq., of Havering Park, who is also the principal landowner.
The soil is mixed; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and roots. The parish contains 4,290 acres, and the population in 1861 was 429; gross estimated rental, £4,610; rateable value, £4,083.
Parish Clerk, James Newland
POST OFFICE - Miss Mary Playle, receiver.
Letters arrive from Romford at 5.30am; delivered at 7.30am; dispatched at 7.15pm.
The nearest money order office is at Romford
National School, James Newland, master; Mrs. Caroline Newland, mistress
Barber Charles, Bedfords
Barnes William Pemberton, The Hall
Bray Joseph, Pyrgo park
Faulkner Rev. Richard Rowland, b. d. [vicar of Havering & of St. Sepulchre’s, Cambridge]
Gladding John, Cromwell house
Hope Stephen Charles, j. p. Havering grange
McIntosh David, Havering park
Matthews Charles P, Bower house
Pemberton Joseph, Roundhouse
Aylett Henry, shoemaker
Banham George, beer retailer
Bennet James, blacksmith
Boyd John, farm bailiff to D. McIntosh
Gardner Samuel, brewer and brick tile maker
Haldane William, farm bailiff to D. McIntosh
Jackson George, beer retailer and shopkeeper
Lester Alfred, Orange Tree
Taylor John, baker
Wynn James, butcher
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