The “WAVENDON, with the Hamlet of HOGSTY END or WOBURN SANDS” section of Kellys Trade Directory of 1847:

WAVENDON is a parish and village, distance from Newport Pagnell 5 miles, and from London 45 miles, in the Hundreds of Newport Pagnell, and the diocese of Oxford, on the river Ouse. The living is a rectory, value £800, in the gift of Charles Henry Hoare, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. James, with a tower. There are also a small Methodists’ and a Quakers’ meeting, a Charity school, supported by a farm, left by Geo. Wells, for educating, clothing, and apprenticing 10 boys. The chief residence is Wavendon hall. The population, in 1841, was 846. The parish contains 2,600 acres. William Denison, Esq., is lord of the manor.

Railways – Bedford & Bletchley

Post Office – Samuel King, postmaster. Letters are received through the post office, Newport Pagnell, arrive 9 morn.; dispatched half past 5 evening.

The Henry VII Lodge, then known as Aspley Cottage, was built 1810, and is reproduced here from an 1833 book

Wavendon Gentry

Mr. George Frederick Brunton, esq.
George Willeat Cowley, esq.
Henry Charles Hoare, esq. Wavendon Hall
William Shouler, esq.


The coming of the railway in 1846 gave Woburn Sands its own identity

Wavendon Traders

John Bailey, farmer
Edward Bennett, baker and beer retailer
George Bodsworth, collar and harness maker
William Brandon, wheelwright
Daniel Eaton, shoemaker
Edward Emerton, ‘Leather Bottle’
William Goodall, shoemaker
William Gooding, ‘Wheat Sheaf’
James Harris, shopkeeper and shoemaker
William Harris, butcher and shopkeeper
Thomas Hight, blacksmith
Thomas Higgs, ‘Red House’
Frederick Hutton & Brother, farmers
George King, farmer and maltser
Thomas King, maltster
Samuel King, schoolmaster & post office
John Lewsey, farmer
John Mabley, blacksmith
Alfred Smith, horse dealer
James Smith, horse dealer
Josiah Spreckley, butcher
William Sturges, farmer, Cross End
George Tite, builder
Benjamin Tomlin, draper and grocer
George Yates, tailor

Hogsty End or Woburn Sands

William Henry Denison, esq. Fenton House
Francis Lee, ‘Fir Tree Inn’
Thomas Odams, farmer, & ‘Swan Inn’
Jonathan Putman, blacksmith
William Tansley, shopkeeper
George Warrick, baker

Letters are received through the Newport Pagnell office at 9 morn; dispatched half past 5 evening.


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