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Kelly's Directory 1928

Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1928

SHERINGTON, in Domesday "Serintone", is a parish and village on the road from Newport Pagnell to Olney and separated from Lathbury and Newport Pagnell by the River Ouse which is crossed by a bridge of five arches, 2 miles north from Newport Pagnell station on the Wolverton and Newport Pagnell branch of the London Midland and Scottish Railway, 4 miles south from Olney station on the Bedford and Northampton branch of the same railway and 11 west from Bedford; it is in the Buckingham division of the county,union, county court district, hundred, petty sessional division and rural deanery of Newport, archdeaconry of Buckingham and diocese of Oxford. The church of St. Laud the Martyr, seated on an eminence, is an edifice of stone, chiefly in the Decorated style, and consists of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, south porch with parvise, and a central tower containing 5 bells and clock: the nave arcades, one Early Decorated and the other of a later period, have circular pillars on the north and octagonal on the south side, in both cases with moulded capitals: the tower walls are of the 12th century, with arches into the chancel and nave of the 13th century: the large west window is chiefly of the 15th century: the early 15th century font is noteworthy: in the north-west buttress of the tower is a Decorated window pierced through and looking towards the altar: there is a stone tablet in memory of 11 men of this parish who lost their lives in the Great War, 1914-18: on the handle of the porch door are the arms of Dr. William Barrow, rector 1406, and afterwards Bishop of Bangor and Carlisle: the church was restored in 1870 at a cost of 1,200, and affords 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1698. The living is a rectory, net income 385, with residence and 17 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Bishop of Oxford and held since 1912 by the Rev. Henry Arthur Gilbert Blomefield M.A. of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and hon. C.F. There is a Congregational chapel, founded in 1810 and seating 200, and a Wesleyan chapel. Fuller's charity of 5 yearly is distributed as follows, viz: 1 for a sermon, 5s, each to the churchwardens and 26 half-crowns to the poor. There are three manors in the parish, held respectively by Mr. John Thomas Burgess, Mrs. Owen Williams and Mrs. Eliza Jefferson. The soil is various; subsoil, limestone and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans and roots. The area is 1,799 acres of land and 6 of water; rateable value 3,683; population in 1921, 447.

Parish Clerk, Walter Wright.

Post Office. - Miss Ellen L. Feasey, sub-postmistress.
Letters through Newport Pagnell, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office, 2 miles distant.

Police Station Walter Knibbs, constable

Elementary School, built in 1872, at a cost of 900, for 105 children; Albert E. Garrett master

Conveyance. - Motor omnibus to & from Bedford to Newport Pagnell passes through through the village four times week days & twice sundays.

(For T.N.'s see general list of Private Residents at end of book)
Allfrey Lt.-Col. Frank Edward
Blomefield Rev. Henry Arthur Gilbert M.A., hon. C.F. (rector), Rectory
Cooke-Yarborough Mrs. Sherington lo
Kingscote Maj. E. T. Sherington brdg
Taylor Mrs. J.P. Manor house

Marked thus * farm 150 acres or over.
Boone Emma (Miss), shopkpr
*Burgess Jn. Thos. farmer, Church End farm T N Newport Pagnell 61X1
Clarke William, blacksmith
Feasey Ellen L. (Miss), corn dealer & sub-postmistress
*Field Fredk. Jn. farmer, Church frm
Fleet Ernest, smallholder, T N Newport Pagnell 61X2
*Gardner Dudley, farmer, Water Lane farm
Haynes & Co, motor engnrs. & hauliers. T.N. Newport Pagnell 73
Hickson Fredk. Arthur, dog fancier
Hickson Sarah Maria (Mrs.), butcher T N Newport Pagnell 61X3
Hine Geo. Jas. wheelwright
Hooton Wm. Thos. Crown & Castle P.H
*Jefferson Eliza. (Mrs.), farmer, Mercer's farm
Middleweek Philip Lang, farmer, Yew Tree farm
Moppett Geo. Swan Inn
Norman Joseph, market gardener
North Bucks Badger Kennels (F. W. Birch, kennelman)
Oldham & Co. mineral water manufacturers T N 61Y2
Parker Herbt. farmer, Home farm
Peach & Stone, nurserymen T N Newport Pagnell 49
Peach & Stone (C.C. Peach, propr.), nurserymen
Pikesley Jsph, carpenter
Rush Samuel, carpenter
Simmonds Alfd. Jn. White Hart P.H.
Smith Chas. Hy. wood dlr
Smith Clara Mary Ann (Miss), laundry
Smith Wm. Hy. surveyor of highways to Newport Pagnell Rural District Council, The Gables
Watts Fredk. carrier
West Geo., dairyman
West Henry, cowkeeper


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