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A local history and genealogy site for Wimpole, a village and parish in South Cambridgeshire.
Curated by Steve Odell.

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Wimpole Census 1881 - Part One
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A local history and genealogy page for the Parish of Wimpole.

Skinner and Wayman Families, c1905
Skinner and Wayman Families,
standing in front of their cottages in Cambridge Road, New Wimpole, c1905.
[Schedule 27 (left) and Schedule 26 (right)]
[Image kindly donated by Brenda and Michael Skinner (2002)]

The 1881 Census for Wimpole, Cambridgeshire.
Reference: Ref. RG11/1656 (with acknowledgement to the Public Record Office)
Date of Census: 3 April 1881
There is a national Census every ten years when the year ends in a one. This page details the population of the Parish of Wimpole on the night of 3 April 1881 (the list includes children and visitors from outside the parish in temporary residence within Wimpole on the night of the census).
The population of the Parish of Wimpole on the night of the 1881 Census was: 355.
My thanks and acknowledgements to the 'census team' who provided the documentation and who typed and checked the various page transcripts back in 2002/2003. Particular thanks to Mike Giddings, Susan Giddings, Alexandra Morton and John Parkins for all their help, assistance and encouragement. Any errors are probably mine.
Columns (left to right):
   1. Name.
   2. Relation to Head of Household.
   3. Married, Widow, Widowed or Unmarried (18 years and over).
   4. Age.
   5. Occupation.
   6. Place of Birth.
The cottage numbers shown below were those used in 1881 and do not relate to postal addresses today. I have provided the modern postal address if known.
[Information, notes and comments additional to the 1881 Census are generally shown italicised within square brackets]
I would be pleased to hear from you if you can offer any additional genealogical or family information relevant to this page, especially if you possess old photographs that could be added to this site for those who follow. Please use the site's Contact Page in the first instance.

Census Records (Parish of Wimpole):
Census 1881: New Wimpole Out and About Wimpole Estate [1] New Orwell [2]
Census 1891: Wimpole Estate [1] New Wimpole [1] Out and About [1] New Orwell [2]
Census 1901: New Wimpole [1] Out and About [1] Wimpole Estate [1] New Orwell [2]
[1] These pages will be rebuilt after their transfer to the new website. The full Census listings will remain available for reference during the rebuilding.
[2] Following a parish boundary change in April 1999, much of the area of Orwell on the Cambridge Road, previously known as 'New Orwell', is now part of the Parish of Wimpole.

The 1881 Census for the Parish of Wimpole starts here (Wimpole Village).

In 1881, the houses in the village on the south side of Cambridge Road (ie directly facing the properties listed on this page) were in the Parish of Orwell. The 1881 Census details for these properties can be found at 1881 New Orwell.

Old Wooden School, New Wimpole, c1950
The Old Wooden School, New Wimpole, c1950
This is the only image I have been able to find. The old village hall is on the right.
You can also glimpse the old school in the background of pupil photographs
1900 Boys and 1900 Girls.


Old School, New Wimpole (Schedule 1)
John BULLEN Head M 30 Carpenter Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Annie BULLEN Wife M 29 Carpenter Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Lilly BULLEN Daughter   7 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Fanny Eliza BULLEN Daughter   6 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Thomas BULLEN Son   4 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Arthur BULLEN Son   2   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Andrew BULLEN Son   2m   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] Often called the "Wooden School", originally making the comparison with the 'new' brick building. The name stuck and was still in use well into the 1940s. This was the original school building in New Wimpole. After the new 'brick' C of E School was built in c1874, the building was converted into one then two small dwellings. It was listed as an Almshouse in 1933.
[2] Building demolished probably in the 1950s. Now the site of a modern house with postal address 30 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.

School House, New Wimpole (Schedule 2) [1]
Samuel HORSFIELD [2][3][4][5] Head [8] M 48 School Master Colne, Lancashire
Eunice HORSFIELD [6] Wife M 48   Tuxford, Nottingham
Emily HORSFIELD Daughter U 22 School Mistress Badminton, Gloucestershire
Henry HORSFIELD [7] Son   17 Railway Clerk Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Walter HORSFIELD Son   14 Pupil Teacher Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Frank HORSFIELD Son   12 Student Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Maude HORSFIELD Daughter   8 Student Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] School House was the residence of the School Master of Wimpole's village school.
[2] Samuel Horsfield was the Schoolmaster at Wimpole's Church of England Village School for around 40 years. He was in post by 1863 (baptism of son Henry at Wimpole 3 January 1864).
[3] Horsfield is also spelt Horsefield in some local records.
[4] Samuel Horsfield can be seen on the right of the School Photograph at the foot of this page.
[5] Samuel Horsfield, who was born 1833 in Colne Lancashire, married Eunice Hannah in 1854 in Leeds. The retired School Master was living with son Walter in Brentford, Middlesex aged 78 in April 1911.
[6] Eunice Horsfield (nee Hannah), born 1833 in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, married Samuel 1854 in Leeds, buried Wimpole 21 May 1888, aged 55 [not in Churchyard records].
[7] Forename is Henry not Harry as incorrectly recorded by the census enumerator and thus transcribed into the 'Ancestry' database. Henry (1863-1883), baptised at Wimpole 3 January 1864, died 1883 aged 20, buried at Wimpole 24 November 1883 [not in Churchyard records].
[8] The modern postal address is School House, 22 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.
[9] Heads:- 1871 Census: Samuel Horsfield; 1881 Census: Samuel Horsfield; 1891 Census: Samuel Horsfield; 1901 Census: Samuel Horsfield.

The Estate Cottages
        15* 16* 9* 10* 3* 4*
-- -- 24  23 22  21 20  19 17 18 13 14 11 12 7 8 5 6 1 2
70  68 64  62 56  54 52  50 48  46* 44 42  40* 38 36  34* 34
West Cambridge Road (A603) East

(Above)
[1] A diagrammatic plan of the seven Wimpole Estate Cottages [not to scale]. The original six cottages built in the 1840s were numbered 1 to 24, right to left, east to west, as numbered in the census.
[2] The seventh cottage on the left of the row was built later, and had not been numbered by 1881.
[3] The numbers with an asterisk indicate a dwelling thought to be the ones at the rear of the property although I'm not 100% certain on the exact number/configuration.
[4] The 1881 census cottage numbering is shown in light text with a white background. The equivalent modern day postal address numbering is shown in bold on a grey background.

No 1 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 3) [1]
Samuel CLARK [2][3] Head [5] M 43 Brick Maker Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Emily CLARK [2] Wife M 41   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
George CLARK Son   17 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary CLARK Daughter   11 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Cornelius CLARK Son   8 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
William CLARK Son   6 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Sarah Jane CLARK Daughter   1   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth RULE Mother [4] W 70   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Charles RULE Lodger U 33 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. Shared external washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].
[2] PR: Samuel Clark baptised at Wimpole 24 December 1837, son of William and Sarah (Whitby). Married Emily Rule, daughter of John, at Wimpole 14 October 1863. Samuel buried at Wimpole 27 September 1907, aged 67 [not in Churchyard records]. Emily buried at Wimpole 25 January 1913, aged 73 [not in Churchyard records].
[3] Samuel Clark appears to have been a Brick Maker for most of his working life. It is thought he is in the photograph of the Brick Makers at the New Wimpole Brick Works at the foot of this page (sitting with white beard).
[4] Should be Mother-in-Law?
[5] Heads: 1871 Census: Samuel Clark; 1891 Census: Samuel Clark; 1901 Census: Samuel Clark; 1911 Census: W Reed.
[6] The modern postal address is =34 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.

The enumerator placed the entry for (Schedule 4) Cambridge Road Farm (Head: William Hagger) at this point. The listing is clearly out of position, so I will move it to its logical place in the census sequence, here.

No listing for No 2 Cottage. Possibly double occupancy with adjoining accommodation.

No 3 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 5) [1]
Samuel INGREY [2][3] Head [4] M 73 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Judith INGREY [3] Wife M 70   Stukeley, Huntingdon

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. Shared external washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].
[2] Surname spelt both Ingrey and Ingray in records.
[3] PR: Samuel Ingray baptised at Wimpole 6 September 1812, son of James and Mary. Banns read at Wimpole 28 June 1835 re Samuel and Judith (Spencer) of Croydon. Samuel buried at Wimpole 10 June 1898, aged 87 [not in Churchyard records]. Judith buried at Wimpole 4 April 1895, aged 84 [not in Churchyard records].
[4] Heads: 1871 Census: Samuel Ingrey; 1891 Census: H Wilkins.
[5] The modern postal address is =34 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.

No 4 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 6) [1]
John GOATS [2][3] Head M 41 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Priscilla GOATS [Celia] [3] Wife M 41   Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Joseph GOATS Son   17 Fossil Digger Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Edward GOATS Son   13 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Alice GOATS Daughter   9 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Arthur GOATS Son   4   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary Ann GOATS Daughter   2   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. Shared external washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].
[2] Surname variously spelt Goats and Goates.
[3] PR: John Goats, baptised Wimpole 10 February 1839, son of John and Sarah. Banns read at Wimpole 29 December 1861 re John Goats and Celia Chapman of Kingston. John Goates buried at Wimpole 3 June 1914, aged 74 years [not in Churchyard records]. Celia Goates buried at Wimpole 6 October 1931, aged 90 years [not in Churchyard records].
[4] The modern postal address is =36 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.

Estate Cottages, New Wimpole, c1900
Estate Cottages, New Wimpole, c1900
View looking east towards Cambridge.
Cottage 23 (Schedule 24) is on the immediate left then counting down to No 1 in the distance.
The village school can just be seen at the end (in silhouette), showing the gable overhang
that protected the school bell.


No 5 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 7) [1]
John SMITH [2] Head M 53 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Susan SMITH [2] Wife M 51   Whaddon, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. Shared external washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].
[2] PR: John Smith, baptised Wimpole 9 September 1827, son of James and Mary. Banns read at Wimpole 8 November 1874 re John Smith and Susan Moule, widow of Whaddon. John died in the Caxton Union Workhouse. Buried at Wimpole 14 April 1909, aged 80 [not in Churchyard records]. Susan buried Wimpole 15 April 1903, aged 76 [not in Churchyard records].
[3] The modern postal address is =36 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.

No 6 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 8) [1]
William WHITBY Head M 28 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Sarah WHITBY Wife M 30   Toft, Cambridgeshire
Chas. WHITBY Son   2   Toft, Cambridgeshire
Albert WHITBY Son   1   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. Shared external washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].
[2] The modern postal address is =36 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.

No 7 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 9) [1]
Prime WHITBY Head M 71 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Ruth WHITBY Wife M 68 Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No 8 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 10) [1]
David PRATT Head M 42 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary Ann PRATT Wife M 41 Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Charles PRATT Son U 20 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
William Yaxley PRATT Son   13 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Nellie PRATT Daughter   11 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
David PRATT Son   10 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Annie PRATT Daughter   6 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur PRATT Son   4 Scholar Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Flora PRATT Daughter   7m   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No 9 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 11) [1]
William BULLEN Head M 52 Gardener Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Ann BULLEN Wife M 51   Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No 10 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 12) [1]
Mary RULE Head W 66 Midwife Meldreth, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No 11 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 13) [1]
David SPAXMAN Head M 61 Agricultural Labourer [Long?] Stowe, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth. SPAXMAN Wife M 61   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No listing for No 12 Cottage. Possibly double occupancy with adjoining accommodation.

No 13 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 14) [1]
James RULE Head M 48 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth. RULE Wife M 48 Arrington, Cambridgeshire
George RULE Son   20 Agricultural Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Harry RULE Son   15 Agricultural Labourer Over, Cambridgeshire
Charles RULE Son   14 Agricultural Labourer Bottisham, Cambridgeshire
Susan RULE Daughter   9 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
William RULE Son   5 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No 14 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 15) [1]
Elizabeth MULBERRY Head W 68 (- Deaf) Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Jonathan MULBERRY Son U 33 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No 15 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 16) [1]
Stacy REED Head   58 Brick-Maker Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

In the original Census document, No 16 follows No 17. I have restored the numerical order.

No 16 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 18) [1]
Samuel DARLOW Head U 68 Agricultural Labourer (Deaf) Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth REYNOLDS Sister W 65 Charwoman Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No 17 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 17) [1]
Sarah GADD Head W 77   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Joseph GADD Son U 47 Tailor Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Keziah GADD Daughter U 44   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
William REED Brother W 73 Pensioner** (No Occ) [2] Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].
[2] Ex Custom House Officer in Dublin

No 18 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 19) [1]
Chas. SMITH Head M 48 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Martha SMITH Wife M 44   Arrington, Cambridgeshire
James SMITH Son U 22   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house six families of estate workers [ground floor plan shows a basic two rooms each to the right, two rooms each to the back and two rooms each to the left. Then the same configuration upstairs. External washhouse and earth closet. By the time of the 1891 Census, the cottages had been internally reworked for three families having the same basic configuration downstairs but the family also had the two rooms immediately above [joined with an internal staircase].

No 19 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 20) [1]
Thomas GOATS Head M 30 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Eliza GOATS Wife M 26   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth. Mary GOATS Daughter   2   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Florence P GOATS Daughter   3m   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Eliza PILGRIM Visitor U 35 Domestic Servant Great Wilbraham

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house two families, in pretty much the same semi-detached configuration as exists today. It is believed these larger dwellings were initially intended for senior estate staff, foreman and supervisors. External washhouse and earth closet. Some even had pigsties and shared bread ovens.

No 20 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 21) [1]
James OSBORN Head M 40 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary Ann OSBORN Wife M 50   Wilbraham, Cambridgeshire
Samuel George OSBORN Son   2   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
David GADD Son   12 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Samuel OSBORN Father W 73 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house two families, in pretty much the same semi-detached configuration as exists today. It is believed these larger dwellings were initially intended for senior estate staff, foreman and supervisors. External washhouse and earth closet. Some even had pigsties and shared bread ovens.

No 21 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 22) [1]
John PRATT Head M 65 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
John PRATT Son U 38 Brick-Maker Hatley, Cambridgeshire
William PRATT Son U 20 Fossil Digger Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house two families, in pretty much the same semi-detached configuration as exists today. It is believed these larger dwellings were initially intended for senior estate staff, foreman and supervisors. External washhouse and earth closet. Some even had pigsties and shared bread ovens.

No 22 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 23) [1]
William CARTER Head M 26 Fossil Digger Croydon, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth CARTER Wife M 23   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Sidney CARTER Son   4 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth Lilly CARTER Daughter   2   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Martha Alice CARTER Daughter   4m   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house two families, in pretty much the same semi-detached configuration as exists today. It is believed these larger dwellings were initially intended for senior estate staff, foreman and supervisors. External washhouse and earth closet. Some even had pigsties and shared bread ovens.

No 23 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 24) [1]
James GADD Head W 63 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth CARTER Sister   59   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house two families, in pretty much the same semi-detached configuration as exists today. It is believed these larger dwellings were initially intended for senior estate staff, foreman and supervisors. External washhouse and earth closet. Some even had pigsties and shared bread ovens.

No 24 Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 25) [1]
Alf SPAXMAN Head M 44 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary Elizabeth SPAXMAN Wife M 42   Ashwell, Hertfordshire
James SPAXMAN Son U 20 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Hannah SPAXMAN Daughter   7 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Sarah SPAXMAN Daughter   5 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built in the 1840s by Lord Hardwicke to house two families, in pretty much the same semi-detached configuration as exists today. It is believed these larger dwellings were initially intended for senior estate staff, foreman and supervisors. External washhouse and earth closet. Some even had pigsties and shared bread ovens.

Estate Cottages, New Wimpole, c1925
Estate Cottages, New Wimpole, c1925
View looking east towards Cambridge.
The unnumbered cottage (Schedule 26) is on the immediate left, then
Cottages Nos 24 and 23 [sharing the tall chimney].


Unnumbered Estate Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 26) [1][2][3]
Robert HURST Head M 56 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Caroline HURST Wife M 51   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
John HURST Son U 31 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
James HURST Son U 23 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth Ann HURST Daughter   8 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Arthur HURST Grandson   6 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built c1865, some 20 years later than the other six estate cottages, and in pretty much the same semi-detached configuration as today. It is believed these larger dwellings were initially intended for senior estate staff, foreman and supervisors. External washhouse and earth closet. Some even had pigsties and shared bread ovens.
[2] This dwelling was never allocated a number in the cottage numerical sequence. The enumerator in 1881 simply recorded it as "unnumbered".
[3] The modern postal address is 68 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.
[4] See the c1905 photograph at the top of this page.

Unnumbered Estate Cottage, New Wimpole (Schedule 27) [1][2][3]
Joel HOWE Head M 61 Blacksmith Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Mary Ann HOWE Wife M 54   Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Frederick HOWE Son U 19   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
David Thomas HOWE Son   11   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] This building was built c1865, some 20 years later than the other six estate cottages, and in pretty much the same semi-detached configuration as today. It is believed these larger dwellings were initially intended for senior estate staff, foreman and supervisors. External washhouse and earth closet. Some even had pigsties and shared bread ovens.
[2] This dwelling was never allocated a number in the cottage numerical sequence. The enumerator in 1881 simply recorded it as "unnumbered".
[3] The modern postal address is 70 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.
[4] See the c1905 photograph at the top of this page.

The row of seven Estate Cottages ends here.

No 26 Cottage (Brick Works), New Wimpole. (Schedule 28) [1][2][3][4]
James SMITH Head M 44 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Lydia SMITH Wife M 43 [Deaf] Arrington, Cambridgeshire
John SMITH Son   7 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Annie SMITH Daughter   5 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Arthur SMITH Son   2   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Martha HALES Daughter U 19 General Domestic Servant Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Ben Charles HALES Son   17 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] Several censuses show one or two inhabited cottages within the Brick Works up to and including the census of 1891. I have not found anything that describe the buildings but it is understood that they were not particularly permanent structures and were becoming somewhat dilapidated by 1881. In 1871 this cottage was occupied by a Brick Maker (Foreman) and his family.
[2] The Brick Works was established in 1852. By 1895 it "was in the hands of 'the Lord of the Manor'". The site of the "original brick works" was sold by auction by the Wimpole Estate in 1933.
[3] See photograph of the New Wimpole Brick Works below.
[4] Older residents of Wimpole may remember this as Dougie Presland's woodyard. Now the site of a small gated residential estate with two large new-build houses with modern postal addresses of 'The Woodyard', 78 Cambridge Road and 'Wimpole House', 80 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.

No 27 Cottage (Brick Works), New Wimpole. (Schedule 29) [1][2][3][4]
George INGREY Head M 35 Agricultural Labourer Kingston, Cambridgeshire
Hannah INGREY Wife M 34   Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Martha INGREY Daughter 11 Scholar Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[1] Several censuses show one or two inhabited cottages within the Brick Works up to and including the census of 1891. I have not found anything that describe the buildings but it is understood that they were not particularly permanent structures and were becoming somewhat dilapidated by 1881. In 1871 this cottage was occupied by a Brick Maker (Labourer) and his family.
[2] The Brick Works was established in 1852. By 1895 it "was in the hands of 'the Lord of the Manor'". The site of the "original brick works" was sold by auction by the Wimpole Estate in 1933.
[3] See photograph of the New Wimpole Brick Works below.
[4] Older residents of Wimpole may remember this as Dougie Presland's woodyard. Now the site of a small gated residential estate with two large new-build houses with modern postal addresses of 'The Woodyard', 78 Cambridge Road and 'Wimpole House', 80 Cambridge Road, Wimpole.

The 1881 Census continues at Part Two (Cambridge Road, Farms, Arrington Bridge)

Census Records (Parish of Wimpole):
Census 1881: New Wimpole Out and About Wimpole Estate [1] New Orwell [2]
Census 1891: Wimpole Estate [1] New Wimpole [1] Out and About [1] New Orwell [2]
Census 1901: New Wimpole [1] Out and About [1] Wimpole Estate [1] New Orwell [2]
[1] These pages will be rebuilt after their transfer to the new website. The full Census listings will remain available for reference during the rebuilding.
[2] Following a parish boundary change in April 1999, much of the area of Orwell on the Cambridge Road, previously known as 'New Orwell', is now part of the Parish of Wimpole.
Census Records (Parish of Orwell):
Census 1881: Part One Part Two Part Three New Orwell [2]
Census 1891: Part One Part Two Part Three [1] New Orwell [2]
Census 1901: Part One [1] Part Two [1] Part Three [1] New Orwell [2]
[1] These pages are being rebuilt after their transfer to the new website. The full Census listings remain available for reference during the rebuilding.
[2] Following a parish boundary change in April 1999, much of the area of Orwell on the Cambridge Road, previously known as 'New Orwell', is now part of the Parish of Wimpole.
[3] The 1881 Orwell Census is rebuilt and complete as are all three 'New Orwell' pages.
Census Records (Parish of Arrington):
Census 1881: Part One   Part Two   [Both parts complete]
Census 1891: Part One [1]   Part Two [1]
[1] These pages are being rebuilt after their transfer to the new website. The full Census listings will remain available for reference during the rebuilding.

Boy Pupils, Wimpole Village School, c1900
Samuel Horsfield (right) with Boy Pupils, Wimpole Village School, c1900
[Image kindly donated by Keith Bullen]


Brickmakers, New Wimpole Brickworks, c1905
Brick Makers, New Wimpole Brick Works, c1905
[Image kindly donated by Neal Horsfield]


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