Buildings in Hanslope
Yew Tree Terrace

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This terrace seems to have been built on the remains of a farmhouse which stood approximately in the middle of the row.  All that remains of this farmhouse is a stone wall backing onto Chapel House garden.  The rest of the structure is brick.  The terrace seems to have been constructed over a period.  The two dwellings nearest Gold Street were probably added about 1900/1901.

The dwelling nearest Gold Street is known as 47 Gold Street.  The rest are called Yew Tree Terrace.

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From Kitchener photograph collection, from 1920s or 1930s

47 Gold Street is the house nearest the camera on the right of side of the road in this photograph. It is build on the end of a row of cottages known as Yew Tree Terrace.

This photograph is looking north up Gold Street (Back Street).

From the Church tower in 1957.

The foreground is the roof of the Swan Inn. The road just visible in the bottom left and right of the photograph is Gold Street. Yew Tree Terrace is the group of houses on the far side of the road emerging from behind the roof of the Swan.

The low buildings above and to the right of the roof of the Swan are the outbuildings of Yew Tree Terrace.

More recent photograph of 47 Gold Street

The cottage nearest Gold Street (called 47 Gold Street) is not shown on the Ordnance Survey map of 1900.  However, it appears to have been occupied at the time of the 1901 census, as shown by list of people identified with the building (see People tab).

This advertisement indicates that 47 Gold Street was at an advanced stage of construction when Yew Tree cottages were sold in July 1900.

The memorandum of sale signed on the day of the sale indicates that Yew Tree cottages were purchased by Frederick Tomkins for �405.  The seller was The Wolverton (Bucks) Permanent Benefit Building Society, suggesting that the previous owner may have been in difficulty funding completion of construction.

From a map of 1818. The building numbered 240 is believed to have become the middle cottage Yew Tree Terrace. In 1818 this house was owned by Thomas Hindes. It is believed that a few years earlier he had given the land for the Baptists Chapel which is shown as number 239 on this map. At that time the area behind these buildings was known as Dennis's Close, and was also owned by Thomas Hindes. The pond that still exists today is clearly visible in the centre of the map, and is recorded as a Moat in the survey particulars accompanying the map.

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The following people are associated with Yew Tree Terrace:

Name Year of Birth Year of Interest Source Occupation/Notes Probability
47 Gold Street 
Fred. Tompkins 1874  1901 Census  Cattle Dealer  80%
Frederick York   1910 Revenue Survey  Tenant  100%
Frederick Henry York 1867  1911 Census  Baker Bread  70%
Arthur Stimson   1939 Election Register  at 47 Gold Street  100%
One from Gold Street 
William Ditum 1869  1901 Census  Machinist Brass Polisher  80%
William C Luing   1910 Revenue Survey  Tenant  100%
Elizabeth Keeves   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  60%
Ebenezer William Keeves   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  60%
Ebenezer William Keeves   1939 Election Register  at 1 Yew Tree   90%
Joel George Herbert   1939 Election Register  at 2 Yew Tree   90%
Ronald John Gobey   1939 Election Register  at 1 Yew Tree   100%
Middle cottage 
Arthur Garrett 1869  1901 Census  Coach Body Maker  80%
Rainbow   1910 Revenue Survey  Tenant  100%
Charles Henry Clarke   1939 Election Register  at 3 Yew Tree   80%
One from Eastern end 
Charles Garrett 1872  1901 Census  Coach Painter  80%
Eastern cottage 
Arthur Ditum 1876  1901 Census  Drilling Machinist  80%
Sid Perkins   1910 Revenue Survey  Tenant  100%
Sidney Perkins 1882  1911 Census  Machinist LNWR  70%
Alfred James Walker   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Cottage  80%
Ethel Rose Walker   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  80%
whole building 
Thomas Freeman   1651 Abstracts of Title  New Owner  100%
John Wilkinson   1651 Abstracts of Title    100%
George Wilkinson   1651 Abstracts of Title  Owner  100%
William Panter 1622  1651 Abstracts of Title  Owner  100%
Catherine Freeman   1659 Abstracts of Title  Owner  100%
Mary Gregory 1646  1708 Abstracts of Title  Heir of property  100%
Edward Gregory 1672  1708 Abstracts of Title  Heir of Property  100%
Elizabeth Dennis   1708 Abstracts of Title  New Owner  100%
John Dennis   1708 Abstracts of Title  New Owner  100%
John Miles 1701  1714 Abstracts of Title  New Owner  100%
Mary Gregory 1646  1714 Abstracts of Title  Heir of Property  100%
Edward Gregory 1672  1714 Abstracts of Title  Heir of Property  100%
Elizabeth Dennis   1714 Abstracts of Title  Owner  100%
John Dennis   1714 Abstracts of Title  Owner  100%
John Miles   1755 Abstracts of Title    100%
John Miles   1755 Abstracts of Title  Buyer  100%
Stephen Hoddle   1779 Maps  owner Dennis's close  80%
Stephen Hoddle   1779 Survey 1779  Owner  80%
John Dennis   1804 Abstracts of Title    100%
Caroline Miles Hoddle   1804 Abstracts of Title  Owner  100%
Caroline Miles Hoddle   1804 Abstracts of Title    100%
Sarah Hoddle   1804 Abstracts of Title  Previouse Owner  100%
Richard Miles   1804 Abstracts of Title    100%
Caroline Miles Hoddle   1804 Abstracts of Title    100%
Thomas Hindes   1818 Survey 1818  Owner  80%
Frederick Tompkins   1910 Revenue Survey  Owner  100%
William Simons   1910 Revenue Survey  Tenant  100%
George Curtis 1839  1911 Census  Retired Publican  50%
Emma Elizabeth Hillyer   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  65%
Arthur Hillyer   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  65%
William James Geary   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  50%
Elizabeth Geary   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  50%
Kate Simons   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  50%
William Simons   1918 Election Register  at Yew Tree Terrace  50%
54 records displayed.
Notes:
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Probability indicates transcribers' assessment that person listed is associated with the building on this page.

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