Bourne Archive: Pigot’s 1841: Bourne          Latest edit 27 Sep 2010

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The Bourne Entry from Pigot & Co.’s Lincolnshire Directory of 1841

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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. There is a tradition that this flows under ground from Stoke, a village sixteen miles distant; and that a white duck once sunk with the stream at that place, and in a short time was seen to rise at Bourne Well Head: and three of the mills turned by this brook pay an acquittance to the lord of the manor of Stoke to this day. In some old mss. in the possession of Mr. Presgrave, who inherits the right of fishing here, it is styled ‘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. The remains of Roman works, still existing here, tend to confirm the belief that Bourne was once a Roman station. In 1764 the present abbey was erected upon the site of the ancient one, founded by Baldwin in 1138—from which a subterraneous passage was supposed to have communicated with the then existing castle, a distance of one hundred and fifty yards. By whom and at what period this castle was founded cannot be ascertained: its last vestige, termed ‘the gate house,’ was taken down, some years back, 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., and was left to his family by Sir Thomas Trollope, Bart.; it is a very commodious residence, well adapted for a family of distinction. Red Hall, the seat of Charles Sleith, Esq., is very ornamental to the southern entrance to the town. Few places owe more to the laudable spirit of improvement, which characterizes the present age, than Bourne. An elegant town hall, which embellishes the east side of the market place, was erected a few years since; beneath it are well constructed shambles for the butchers, and accommodation, also, for the poultry and butter venders: the Marquess of Exeter, who holds a large property here, was a munificent donor to this erection. The venerable building, now the Bull Inn, was built by an ancestor of the present Marquess. The sessions for the parts of Kesteven are held here four times a year, when much of the county business is transacted; and Bourne is also a polling station at the election of members to represent the parts of Kesteven and Holland.

The church, dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint 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 comprises a chancel, nave and aisles, with a southern transept, all in the early Norman style; and it contains a fine organ, built in 1830. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the gift of the Earl of Pomfret. The baptists and methodists have places of worship. The free school, in the churchyard, 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; a national school has been some few years established; and there are two alms houses for six poor men, and six poor women, each endowed with £30. per annum. 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., 6th April, 7th May, 30th September and 29th October. The parish of Bourne (including the hamlets of Cawthorpe and Dyke,) contained, in 1831, 2,589 inhabitants.

Post Office, South-street, Mary Barwiss, Post Mistress.—Letters from the South arrive every morning at six, and are dispatched every evening at eight,—Letters from the North arrive every evening at eight, and are dispatched every morning at six.

Nobility, gentry and clergy.

Arden Edwin, esq. Morton

Binns Mrs. West street

Chapman Rev. H. E. Edenham

Clifford Hon. C. J. Irnham hall

Clifton Mr. John, West street

Denshire Col. Geo. Thetford house

Dewey Mr. William, North street

Dodsworth Rev. Joseph, South st

Fish Mr. Joseph, West st

Foster Rev. King, Dowsby

Handley Major, Pointon cottage

Hardwick Mrs. Mary, North st

Hardwicke Mrs. Mary, South st

Hopkinson Rev. S. E. Morton

Johnson Major-General, Wytham-on the-Hill

Johnson Rev. Henry, Wytham-on-the-Hill

Manby Mr. John, West st

Parker Wm. esq. Hanthorpe house

Peggs Rev. James, West st

Plincke Mr. Augustus, West st

Presgrave Mrs. —, South street

Sleith Charles, esq. Red hall

Thorpe Mrs. Elizabeth, North st

Thorpe Mrs. Mary, West st

Waters Rev. William, Rippengale

Willoughby de Eresby Right Hon. Lord, Grimsthorpe

Wrigley Mrs. Hannah, Star lane

Worsley Rev. J. P. Thurlby

Academies and schools.

Moore Ann, Star lane

National School (boys and girls), North st—Wm. Russell, master; Mrs. Russell, mistress

Osborn Catherine, West st

Woulds John, West st


Bell William David, Wes st

Wilders Gervase William, North st

Bakers & flour dealers.

Alderman Henry, Eastgate

Bloxham William, West st

Crossby Benjamin, Eastgate

Greenwood James, West st

Halford Edward, Church st

Munton Robert Nicholls, North st

Ormrod Daniel, Church st

Williamson William, South st


Peacock, Handley & Peacock, South street—(draw on Barnett, Hoares and Co. London)—Tomas Turnell Mawby, agent

Stamford, Spalding and Boston Bank, Market place—(draw on Barclay, Bevan & Co. London)—William Daniell, manager

Basket makers.

Tabor Thomas, West st

Ward William, North st


Burgin Michael, Star lane

Davis Abraham, North st

Kelsey Robert, Star lane

Spreckley William, North st

Bookseller, stationer and printer.

Daniell William, Market place

Boot & shoe makers.

Banks Thomas, West st

Barfield James, North st

Brinkley William, West st

Gibbins James, North st

Kent Thomas, Church st

Mitchelson John, North st

Smith Francis, West st

Swift William, North st

White Thomas, West st

White Thomas, South st

Braziers and tin-plate workers.

Beedzler David, North st

Cunnington Henry, West st


Davidson John Cawkwell Farrow, North street

Spreckley Charles, Eastgate

Bricklayers & builders.

(See also Carpenters & Builders)

Brown Seth, Eastgate

Crofts William, South st

Hinson John, Eastgate

Kelly William, West st

Longland Samuel. West st


Brinkley William, jun. West st

Hardwick William, North st

Lenton John, Market place

Lenton Sarah, West st

Shipley Thomas, Eastgate

Walker George, Eastgate

Carpenters & builders.

Cupid Joseph, South st

Dewey Henry, West st

Evans William, West st

Smith William, North st

Storey Joseph, West st

Walker John, West st

Cymists and druggists.

Beecham Jane, North st

Mullet William, West st

Phillips William Henry, North st

Swift William, North st

Coal merchants.

Bell Henry, Eastgate

Carter Abigail, Eastgate

Clifton, Thompson & Co. (& linseed) West st

Munton Robert Nicholls, Eastgate


Boyer John, West st

Burrus Thomas, Church st

Curriers and leather cutters.

Phipp Edward, Eastgate

Smith Francis (leather cutter) West st

Fire, &c. office agents.

County (fire) & Provident (life), William David Bell, West st

Farmers’ (fire and life), William Mullett, West st

Norwich Union, Wherry & Sons, North st

Phœnix (fire) and Pelican (life), William Emmitt, South st

Sun, William Daniell, Market place

Grocers and dealers in sundries.

Marked thus * are also Drapers.

Andrew Charlotte, West st

Barfield James, North st

*Bettenson Henry, Market place

Bott John (linen & woollen draper) Market place

Davis Abraham, North st

Hodgkin John, Eastgate

Parker William, West st

Pennyston William, Eastgate

*Phillips John, Church st

*Presgrave Thomas, Market place

*Prince John, Star lane

Roberts Charles (& tallow chandler) North st

Teat John, North st

Wardley John Shaw, West st

*Wherry & Sons (& tallow chandlers) North st

Hair dressers.

Carpenter Thomas, Star lane

Gatliffe Towns, Church st


Boyer John & Co. (& dyers) South st

Oldham Joseph (& furrier) West st


Angel, Elizabeth Bott, Market place

Bull (commercial & posting) William Layton, Market place


Davis Abraham, North st

Osborn Charles, Market place


Bott Henry, Market place

Clifton, Thompspn & Co. (and corn and hop merchants), West st

Mullett William, West st

Munton Robert Nicholls, North st


Bloxham William, West st

Luff Joseph, Eastgate

Munton Robert Nicholls, North st

Smith John, Star lane

Painters—house & sign.

Fish Joseph, West st

Gentle Joseph, North st

Handley James & Son, West st

Phillips William L. Eastgate

Plumbers and glaziers.

Banks William, North st

Eggleston John, North st

Gentle Jos. (and upholsterer), North st

Sutton Robert, North st

Waters John, North st

Rope and sacking manufacturers.

Howe Robert, West st

Pridmore Thomas, North st


Redshaw Thomas, North st

Shippey Thomas, Market place

Stone masons.

Hinson John, Eastgate

Pattinson Robert, Eastgate

Straw hat makers.

Atkin Susannah, South st

King Ann (and milliner), South st

Palmer Ann, South st

Storey Sarah, West st

Todd Mrs. — (& milliner), North st


Bellingham Francis, Market place

Daniell Walter, West st

Munton George Octavius, West st

Nicholls George, South st

Tailors and drapers.

Benstead Simon, South st

Collins Charles, West st

Herringshaw Joshua, West st

Hilless James, North st

Parker Henry, Church st

Phillips William, North st

Shipley Matthew, Eastgate

Todd William, North st

Wyles George, Eastgate

Tanner & fellmongers.

Bettison George, West st

Rate John, Eastgate

Taverns & public houses.

Anchor, Elizabeth Wilcox, Eastgate

Crown, Robert Bull, West st

Light Dragoon, Joseph Thorp, Church st

Marquess of Granby, Thos. Pearce, Star la

Masons’ Arms, Sarah Smith, South st

Nag’s Head, John Dawson, Market place

New Inn, Thomas Chamberlain, Eastgate

Old Wharf Inn, Abigail Carter, Eastgate

Red Lion, John Taylor, South st

Royal Oak, Joseph Taylor, North st

Six Bells, Joshua Lincoln, North st

White Horse, William Shaw, West st

Windmill, Mary Banks, North st

Retailers of beer.

Kingston William, West st

Knott Sarah, Eastgate

Lancaster Edward, West st

Mansfield John, Eastgate

Pell Joseph, Eastgate

Sherwin John, West st

Walker George, Eastgate

Watch & clock makers.

Christopher William, Church st

Sharp William, South st

Shaw Samuel, North st

Wilson John, West st


Banham Henry, Eastgate

Morris John, West st

Robson Henry, West st

Wooley John, North st

Wine & spirit merchants.

Clifton and H. Arden (and timber), West st


Mawby Thomas, South st

Rate John, Eastgate


Beedzler Dixon, hardware & glass dealer, North st

Bell William David, superintendent registrar, West st

Bourne Agricultural Society, Market place—William Daniell, secretary.

Bray Jno. turner & cabinet makr. West st

Eggleston Ann, confectioneer, North st

Faulkner Wm. gardener & seedsman, Eastgte

Ferraby Benj. veterinary surgeon, Eastgate

Fountain Lewis, coach spring mkr. Eastgate

Nicholls Robert, chief constable, West st

Osborn John, brick maker, West st

Pearce Geo. professor of music, North st

Swift George, breeches maker and glover, South st

Union Workhouse, West st—Patrick M’Goldrick, governor, Maria M’Goldrick, Matron

Walker Thomas, sheriff’s officer, South st

Woulds John, parish clerk, West st


From the bull inn.

To London, the Royal Mail (from Hull), every evening at eight.

To London, the Railway Tally-ho Coach every forenoon (Sunday excepted) at eleven, to meet the Trains at the Blisworth station.

To Hull, the Royal Mail (from London), every morning at a quarter past six.


To london, Ashby & Co.’s Vans, from the Six Bells, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, and their Waggons daily.

To Billingborough, Wm. Wyles, from North street, every Saturday.

To Corby, Francis Newcomb and John Patchett, every Saturday.

To Grantham, William Wyles, from North street, every Saturday.

To Peterborough, Joseph Pell, from Eastgate, every Thursday & Sat.

To Sleaford, William Wyles, from North street, every Monday & Friday—and Jos. Pell, from Eastgate, every Mon.

To Spalding, William Wyles, from North street, every Tuesday—and Joseph Pell, from Eastgate, every Thursday and Saturday.

To Stamford, William Wyles, from North street, every Monday & Friday—and J. Pell from Eastgate, every Fri.

Conveyance by water.

To Spalding, — Carter’s Boats, from Eastgate, weekly.


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