Bourne Archive: Pigot’s 1835: Bourne          Latest edit 27 Sep 2010

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The Bourne Entry from Pigot & Co.’s Lincolnshire Directory of 1835

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The alphabetical list of residents.

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The locations of some of the places mentioned may be found in Bourne Places.

Bourne and Neighbourhood

Bourne is a very neat and clean market town in the parish of its name, wapentake of Aveland and parts of Kesteven, bordering on the fens;97 miles N. from London, 10 N.E. from Stamford, 18 S. from Sleaford and 11 W. from Spalding; situate on the great road from London to Lincoln. Contiguous to the town is a fine perennial spring, called the ‘Well Head,’ from which the town derives its name, Bourne being the Saxon word for brook. The water gushes from this spring, with such copiousness as to turn three mills within a short distance from its source. A legendary tale assertsThere this water flows under ground from Stoke, a village sixteen miles distant, and that a white duck once sunk with the stream at that village, and in a short time was seen to rise at Bourne Well Head; and three of the mills turned by this stream pay an acquittance to the lord of the manor of Stoke to this day. In some old writings, in the possession of Mr. Presgrove, who inherits the right of fishing here, it is called ‘Peter’s Pool.’ At the extremity of the town this stream forms a navigation, called ‘Bourne Ease’, which unites with the river Glen, and ultimately falls into the Welland. There is reason to believe that Bourne was once a Roman station; several vestiges existing in the vicinity confirm this surmise. The present abbey was rebuilt in 1764, upon the site of the ancient one founded by Baldwin, in 1138, from which a subterraneous passage was believed  to have been carried to the then existing castle, a distance of 150 yards. The name of the founder of this castle is unknown, together with the date of its erection: the last vestige of this fortress, called the ‘Gate House,’ was taken down, some years ago, in order to furnish materials for a barn; the outer and inner moats are, however, still visible. The ‘Abbey’ is the property of George Pochin, Esq. a minor, and was left to this family by Sir Thomas Trollope, Bart.; it is a very commodious residence, well adapted for a family of distinction. ‘Red Hall,’ the residence of the widow of James Digby Esq., is very ornamental to the southern entrance of the town. Few towns owe more to the laudable spirit of improvement, which characterizes the present age, than Bourne. An elegant Town-hall, which graces the east side of the market place, has been recently erected; it was built by Mr. Browning, the architect, and was completed in the short space of five months. The present tasteful structure has surplanted one on the opposite side, which had nothing but its venerable age to cause regret for its demolition. Beneath the present edifice are very commodious shambles for the butchers; and the poultry and butter venders have also accommodation. The Marquess of Exeter, who holds a large property here, was a munificent donor towards this fine improvement. The venerable building, now the Bull Inn, was built by one of the ancestors of the present Marquess. The sessions for the parts of Kesteven are held here four times a year, when a great deal of the county business is transacted: it is also one of the stations, appointed by the new Boundary Act, for receiving votes at the election of county members to represent the parts of Kesteven and Holland.

The church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, originally possessed two towers, but a fragment only of one now remains; the west front exhibits specimens of the architecture of the time of Edward I., with insertions of subsequent periods: the interior contains a chancel, nave and aisles, with a southern transept, all in the early Norman style; and there is a fine organ, built in 1830. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the patronage of the Earl of Pomfret. Here are also baptist and Methodist chapels; and two alms-houses for six poor men and six poor women, each endowed with £30. per annum. The free school, in the Church-yard, was endowed, in the second year of Charles I. with an annual income of £30. for the master, by William Trollope, Esq. who likewise founded a hospital. One of those useful institutions, a national school has been lately established. Bourne is distinguished as the birth-place of the heroic Hereward, lord of Brun, who was buried in the abbey; the great Lord Burleigh and the unfortunate Dr. Dodd were also born here. The market is held on Saturday, and there are four annual fairs, viz., April 6th, May 7th, September 30th and October 29th. The parish of Bourne (including the hamlets of Cawthorpe and Dyke,) contained, in 1821, 2,242 inhabitants, and in 1831, 2,589..

Post Office, South-street, Edward Gough, Post Master.—Letters arrive every morning at a quarter before six, and are despatched every evening at a quarter before eight.

Nobility, gentry and clergy.

Arden Edward, esq. Morton

Binns Mrs. —, West st

Chamberlain Mrs. Mary, West st

Chapman Rev. H. E. Edenham

Cheals Rev. John, Wytham-on-the-Hill

Clifford Hon. C. J. Irnham hall

Daniel Rev. Hen. Grimsthorpe park

Denshire Col. Geo. Thetford house

Dewey Mr. William, North street

Digby Mrs. Catherine, Red hall

Dodsworth Rev. Joseph, South st

Foster Rev. K. Dowsby

Handley Major, M.P. Pointon cottge

Holmes Rev. D. Kirkby Underwood

Hopkinson Rev. S. E. Morton

Johnson Major-General, Wytham-on-the-Hill

Manby Mr. John, West st

Osborn Mr. William, West st

Parker Wm. esq. Hanthorpe house

Plincke Mrs. —, West st

Steel Rev. J., Dunsby

Thorpe Mrs. —, West st

Thorpe Mrs. Elizabeth, North st

Waters Rev. William, Rippengale

Willoughby de Eresby Right Hon. Lord, Grimsthorpe

Worsley Rev. J. P. Thurlby

Academies and schools.

Leake Cyril, Eastgate

Moore Ann, Star lane

National School, North st

Osborn Catherine, West st

Woulds Richard, West st


Bell William David, West st

Worth William, North st

Bakers & flour dealers.

Greenwood James, West st

Halford Edward, Star lane

Munton Robert Nicholls, North st

Smith Thomas, West st

Williamson William, South st


Peacock, Handley’s & Peacock, South street—(draw on Barnetts, Hoare and Co. London)—Mr. John Mawby, agent

Basket makers.

Tabor Thomas, West st

Ward William, North st


Davis Abraham, North st

Spreckley William, North st

Templeman George, North st

Tye Thomas, Star lane

Bookseller, stationer and printer.

Daniell William, Market place

Boot and shoe makers.

Barfield James (dealer) North st

Brinkley William, West st

Carrot Thomas, North st

Gibbins James, North st

Horne John, West st

Lenton George, West st

Smith Francis, West st

Stubley William, Eastgate

Swift William, North st

White Thomas, West st

Braziers and tin-plate workers.

Beedzler David, North st

Cunnington Henry, West st

Bricklayers & builders.

(See also Carpenters & Builders)

Clarke John, West st

Hinson John, Eastgate

Longland John. West st


Binns Benjamin, West st

Clark Charles, North st

Hardwick John, North st

Hardwick William, Star lane

Lenton John, Market place

Lenton Mary, Market place

Shipley Thomas, Star lane

Carpenters & builders.

Evans William, West st

Richardson Henry, Eastgate

Smith William, North st

Walker John, West st

Cymists and druggists.

Mullet William, Market place

Phillips William Henry, North st

Swift William, North st

Coal merchants

Carter James, Eastgate

Clifton, Thompson & Co. Eastgate

Munton Robert Nicholls, North st


Eggleston Ann, North st

Gillison Jane, West st


Boyer John, West st

Timson Robert, Star lane

Curriers and leather cutters.

Phipps Edward, West st

Smith Francis (leather cutter) West st

Fire, &c. office agents.

County (fire) & Provident (life), John Osborn, Market place

Norwich Union, Wherry & Sons, North st

Sun, William Daniell, Market place

Gardeners & seedsmen

Christopher Charles, West st

Shipley William, Star lane

grocers and dealers in sundries.

Marked thus * are also Drapers.

Barfield James, North st

Crosbie John, Star lane

Davis Abraham, North st

Pennyston William, Eastgate

*Presgrave John, Market place

Redmile Jane, Eastgate

*Roberts Chas. (& tallow chandler) North street

*Swift George, South st

Teat John, North st

*Wardley John Shaw, West st

*Wherry & Sons (and tallow chandlers) North street

Hair dressers.

Carpenter Thomas, East st

Flintoft William, South st

Gatliffe Towns, Market place


Angel, Henry Bott, Market place

Bull (commercial & posting) Wm. Layton, Market place


Davis Abraham, North st

Osborn Charles, Market place


Clifton, Thompson & Co. West st

Munton Robert Nicholls, North st


Munton Robert Nicholls, North st

Page Joshua, Eastgate

Smith Thomas, West st

Milliners & dress makers

King Mary, South st

Todd Mrs. William, Market place

Painters—house & sign.

Fish Joseph, West st

Handley James, West st

Plumbers and glaziers.

Banks William, North st

Eggleston John, North st

Gentle Joseph, North st

Sutton Robert, North st

Waters John, North st

Rope & sacking manufrs.

Little Michael, West st

Pridman Thomas, North st


Redshaw Thomas, North st

Shippey Thomas, Market place

Worship Thomas, Stat lane

Stone masons.

Hinson John, Eastgate

Pattinson Robert M. (& bricklayer), Star lane

Straw hat makers.

Bray Mary, West st

King Mary South st

Todd Mrs. Market place


Beecham Robert, Market place

Bellingham Francis, Market place

Nicholls George, South st

Tailors and drapers.

Collins Charles, West st

Parker Henry, Star lane

Phillips & Ellis, North st

Phillips Henry, Eastgate

Todd William, Market place

Wyles George, Eastgate

Tanner & fellmongers.

Bettinson George, West st

Row Jas. Lee (fellmonger) Eastgate

Taverns & public houses.

Anchor, Thomas Wilcox, East gate

Horse & Groom, Jonathan Veasey, West st

King’s Head, Mary Shipley, Eastgate

Marquis of Granby, Ednott Ley, East st

Masons’ Arms, Sarah Smith, South st

Nag’s Head, Edward Key, Market place

New Inn, James Carter, Eastgate

Red Lion, John Gatliffe, South st

Royal Oak, William Bonner, North st

Six Bells, Robert Bull, North st

Windmill, Mary Banks, North st

Watch & clock makers.

Hopkin Abraham, West st

Sharp William (and silversmith) South street

Wilson John, West st

Wilson Thomas (and silversmith) North street


Morris John, West st

Wooley John, North st

Wine & spirit merchants.

Callow Clark Michl.(spirit) West st

Clifton John (& timber) West st


Mawby John, South st

Row James Lee, Eastgate


Beedzler Dixon, china, glass and hardware dealer, North st

Bray John. turner and chairmaker, West sreet

Davey William, retailer of beer, Eastgate

Dixon John, cabinet maker and upholsterer, West street

Ferraby Benjamin, veterinary surgeon, Oasterby

Knott Sarah, retailer of beer, Eastgate

Oldham Joseph, hat manufacturer, West st

Osborn John, chief constable, West st

Pearce George, professor of music, West st

Swift John & George, glovers, South st

Thorp Joseph, retailer of beer, Star lane

Walker George, retailer of beer, Eastgate

Walker Thomas, sheriff’s officer, South st

Woulds John, parish clerk, West st


To London, the Royal Mail (from Hull) calls at the Bull, every evening at a quarter before eight—and the Express, every night (Sunday excepted) at twelve; both go through Market Deeping, Peterborough, Stilton and Hatfield.

To Hull, the Royal Mail (from London) calls at the Bull, every morning at a quarter before six—and the Express, every morning (Sunday excepted) at a quarter before five; both go thro’ Falkingham, Sleaford, Lincoln and Barton.


To London. Ashby’s Van, from the Angel, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning—& Landan’s Waggon, every Mon. Wed. and Fri night.

To Billingborough, Wm. Tilley, from his house, and Edward George, from the Nag’s Head, every Saturday.

To Corby, Francis Newcome, from the Angel, every Tuesday and Saturday.

To Grantham, William Tilley’s Waggon, every Wednesday morning.

To Hull and Lincoln, Ashby’s Van, from the Angel, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night.

To Langtoft, Baston & Thurlby, Edward Kingsland, from the Horse and Groom, every Thursday.

To Rippingale, John Wyles, every Saturday morning.

To Sleaford and Falkingham, John Wyles, every Monday morning.

To Spalding, William Tilley & John Wyles, every Tuesday.

To Stamford, William Tilley, John Wyles and — Redmile’s Carts, every Monday and Friday.

Conveyance by water.

To Spalding,—Carter’s Market Boats, from Eastgate, every Monday morning.

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