Buildings in Hanslope
22 High Street; former Grocers

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Although there is a plaque on this house which says it was formerly a public house, local evidence indicates that the old pub know as the Cock was actually at 16-18 High St.

The post office transferred here in 1959. It was down the south side of the building in an annex.

The property belonged to the Methodist Church for many years, only being sold at the beginning of the 21st century.

Listed building

The building was listed in 1993 with listing particulars as follows.

, now shop. Probably early C17, remodelled in C18 and altered and extended in late C19. Painted stone rubble, extended in red brick. Thatched roof with gabled ends, slate roof extensions placed in concrete tiles at rear. Stone rubble gable end stacks with short brick shafts. PLAN: L-shaped on plan. The main front range is now one shop without partitions; behind the left end is a one-room plan wing with a large gable-end fireplace. Late C19 range of outbuildings was built on the end of the rear wing (one room with ovens) and a large projecting shop window was built at the centre of the front with a room above. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. 3-bay front. At centre a late C19 gabled brick bay with double-fronted shop with canted windows and central door and canted bay window above. 3-light windows to left and right and doorway to left. On the 1st floor, C19 2- and 3-light casements. At rear, gable ended wing on left, various old casements with glazing bars and late C19 brick range of outbuildings attached to wing, with sash windows and 1st floor loading doors. INTERIOR: ground floor of front range now one shop with various chamfered and unchamfered axial beams and to rear left, large fireplace with timber lintel boarded over. Rear wing has deeply-chamfered axial beam with hollow-step stops and large stone fireplace with timber lintel cut away at the centre. Left chamber has stone fireplace with low (floor raised) chamfered lintel with hollow-step stops and chamfered axial beam. Right chamber has re-used ceiling beam and fireplace with roughly-chamfered lintel. Various C18 panelled doors. 4-bay roof with 2 tiers of tenoned purlins and tenoned collar. HISTORY:
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22 High Street, mid-20th Century

22 High Street, mid-20th Century

Aerial view, 1930s or 1940s

22 High Street as Grocers c1970

Hopkins Bill 1900

22High Street as a Spar shop

Back of grocers 22 High Street

High Street stores

22 High Street, 2006
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The following people are associated with 22 High Street; former Grocers:

Name Year of Birth Year of Interest Source Occupation/Notes Probability
John Garner   1779 Maps  owner  40%
John Garner   1779 Survey 1779  Owner  40%
Joseph Gregory   1818 Survey 1818  Owner  60%
Joseph Gregory 1786  1841 Census  Grocer  60%
Joseph Gregory 1782  1851 Census  Grocer & Draper  70%
Benjamin Higgins 1820  1861 Census  Grocer  60%
George P. Adams 1843  1881 Census  Master Baker; empl. 1 man & 1 boy  30%
William Hopkins 1857  1891 Census  Baker & Confectioner  90%
William H Hopkins 1857  1901 Census  Baker Shopkeeeper  95%
Wesleyan Chapel   1910 Revenue Survey  Owner  100%
Albert Charles Whitby   1910 Revenue Survey  Tenant  100%
Thomas Arthur Phillips 1882  1911 Census  Baker  90%
Thomas Arthur Phillips   1918 Election Register  at High Street  90%
Eveline Martha Phillips   1918 Election Register  at High Street  90%
Celia Gibson   1939 Election Register  at Hanslope   100%
Herbert Clarence Bridge   1939 Election Register  at 22 High Street  100%
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