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Village Trade Directories 1830 -

1939

Robsons 1835 Description of Bere Regis

Bere   Regis,   a   village   and   parish   in   the   hundred   of   Bere   Regis,   8   miles   from   Blandford,   and   a   112   from   London   , contained, in 1831, 1,170 inhabitants, and was assessed to 1,993, in 1815. It   is   supposed   to   have   been   the   site   of   the   Roman   Station   called   Ibernium,   and   Woodbury   Hill,   in   the   immediate neighbourhood,   that   of   the   Castra   station,   or   summer   encampment   for   this   district.   It   still   retains   traces   of   a   large encampment,   and   commands   a   most   extensive   view   of   the   Isle   of   Perwickpool,   and   Studland   Bay.   A   fair   is   held on   this   hill   annually,   which   lasts   five   days,   beginning   on   the   18th   of   September.   It   is   chiefly   for   cloth,   sheep, cheese, pedlary, and amusement. It   appears   to   have   been   at   one   time   a   place   of   some   consequence.   Queen   Elfrida   retired   here   for   concealment, after   the   assassination   of   her   son-in-law,   Edward   the   Martyr.   It   was   also   the   residence   of   King   John,   who   granted it a market by charter, and was made a borough in the reign of Edward I. It   was   nearly   consumed   by   fire   in   the   years   of   1634   and   1788.   The   living   is   a   vicarage,   having   the   chapelry   of Winterbourne Kingston attached in the patronage of Baliol College, Oxford, value 25l 5s K.B. and 400l in 1835. The   church   accommodates   600   persons. There   is   a   chapel   here   for   Wesleyan   Methodists   and   Independents,   and a charity school, founded by Thomas Williams, Esq. for educating and clothing eight boys annually. Cardinal   Morton,   who   occupies   a   distinguished   place   in   the   annals   of   the   reign   of   Henry   VII.,   was   born   in   this town. See the names that are on record below - Name, Profession ASH Bryer, Carpenter BABRICK John, Shoemaker BILES Wm., Blacksmith BURGE R, Grocer and Tallow Chandler CASE G & H, Linen and Woollen Drapers & Tea Dealers CASHER Jno, Royal Oak and Brewer CHARD Geo., Tailor CLARK Jonathan, Draper and Grocer COAKES Mark, Shopkeeper DIBDEN Geo, Beer Retailer DIBDEN Geo, Butcher DRAKE J.S.W.S. Esq., GALLOP Joshua, Shopkeeper GALLOP Mary, Post Mistress GALTON H, Cabinet maker & Joiner & Shopkeeper GOULD Sarah, Beer Retailer GOULD Thos., Baker & Shopkeeper HALLETT Wm. Esq., HAWKER J. S., Schoolmaster HIBBS Edw., Baker HIBBS Edwd., Blacksmith HOMER Geo., Shopkeeper HOUSE, Henry Carpenter LANE Wm., Shoemaker LEY Rev C., Vicar NORTHOVER Wm., Plumber & Glazier NOTT Thos., Surgeon RADCLIFFE Chas. Esq., (Byde - residence) SHAVE Jno., Harness maker VIVIAN Jno., Drakes Arms WALBRIDGE Wm., Cooper WELCH Jno., Shoemaker WHITEHALL Jno., Carpenter WHITE Henry Beer Retailer WINDSOR Jno., Ironmonger WOOLFREYS Jno., Shoemaker
© Bere Regis Village  2003  -  2017

Village Trade Directories 1830 -

1939

Bere Regis Village Website

Robsons 1835 Description of Bere Regis

Bere   Regis,   a   village   and   parish   in   the   hundred   of   Bere Regis,   8   miles   from   Blandford,   and   a   112   from   London ,    contained,    in    1831,    1,170    inhabitants,    and    was assessed to 1,993, in 1815. It   is   supposed   to   have   been   the   site   of   the   Roman Station    called    Ibernium,    and    Woodbury    Hill,    in    the immediate   neighbourhood,   that   of   the   Castra   station, or   summer   encampment   for   this   district.   It   still   retains traces   of   a   large   encampment,   and   commands   a   most extensive   view   of   the   Isle   of   Perwickpool,   and   Studland Bay.   A   fair   is   held   on   this   hill   annually,   which   lasts   five days,   beginning   on   the   18th   of   September.   It   is   chiefly for cloth, sheep, cheese, pedlary, and amusement. It   appears   to   have   been   at   one   time   a   place   of   some consequence.      Queen      Elfrida      retired      here      for concealment,   after   the   assassination   of   her   son-in-law, Edward   the   Martyr.   It   was   also   the   residence   of   King John,   who   granted   it   a   market   by   charter,   and   was made a borough in the reign of Edward I. It   was   nearly   consumed   by   fire   in   the   years   of   1634 and   1788.   The   living   is   a   vicarage,   having   the   chapelry of   Winterbourne   Kingston   attached   in   the   patronage   of Baliol   College,   Oxford,   value   25l   5s   K.B.   and   400l   in 1835. The   church   accommodates   600   persons.   There   is   a chapel       here       for       Wesleyan       Methodists       and Independents,     and     a     charity     school,     founded     by Thomas   Williams,   Esq.   for   educating   and   clothing   eight boys annually. Cardinal   Morton,   who   occupies   a   distinguished   place in   the   annals   of   the   reign   of   Henry   VII.,   was   born   in   this town. See the names that are on record below - Name, Profession ASH Bryer, Carpenter BABRICK John, Shoemaker BILES Wm., Blacksmith BURGE R, Grocer and Tallow Chandler CASE G & H, Linen and Woollen Drapers & Tea Dealers CASHER Jno, Royal Oak and Brewer CHARD Geo., Tailor CLARK Jonathan, Draper and Grocer COAKES Mark, Shopkeeper DIBDEN Geo, Beer Retailer DIBDEN Geo, Butcher DRAKE J.S.W.S. Esq., GALLOP Joshua, Shopkeeper GALLOP Mary, Post Mistress GALTON H, Cabinet maker & Joiner & Shopkeeper GOULD Sarah, Beer Retailer GOULD Thos., Baker & Shopkeeper HALLETT Wm. Esq., HAWKER J. S., Schoolmaster HIBBS Edw., Baker HIBBS Edwd., Blacksmith HOMER Geo., Shopkeeper HOUSE, Henry Carpenter LANE Wm., Shoemaker LEY Rev C., Vicar NORTHOVER Wm., Plumber & Glazier NOTT Thos., Surgeon RADCLIFFE Chas. Esq., (Byde - residence) SHAVE Jno., Harness maker VIVIAN Jno., Drakes Arms WALBRIDGE Wm., Cooper WELCH Jno., Shoemaker WHITEHALL Jno., Carpenter WHITE Henry Beer Retailer WINDSOR Jno., Ironmonger WOOLFREYS Jno., Shoemaker