The history of ownership and occupation of the properties at the southern end of the west side of High Street (modern numbers 45-65) is very speculative.
Records are sketchy, and confusing. This page is the current "best attempt" to clarify the history of these properties, but much further work still needs to be done. It is possible that the historic boundaries do not match the modern ones.
Common Rights? No
Date of current building:
Description of property:
- 64-65 High Street, Feb 2007
It is unclear at present when these cottages were built, but probably mid 19th century.
They do not seem to appear in the 1851 census.
1851 (Census) no entry
6 Nov 1851: (Newton deeds) Deed of Covenant to produce Deeds: Richard Hasell bought (at The Bear on 18 Dec 1850) 4 cottages occupied by Pike, Lad, Lambourn
1861 (Census) ?Giles Miller, ?John Rosier.
1871 (Census) ?Giles Miller.
31 Dec 1874: (Newton deeds) Conveyance of
- a messuage, cottages and land (?55-58 High Street) from Miss Eliza Prince (of Newbury, spinster), Alfred Judd (of Newbury, grocer), Richard Hasell (of Hungerford), to Dr Harry Pike Major (of Hungerford, doctor), Thomas Andrews (of Durley, grocer) and Ann Andrews (of Hungerford, widow)others,
- Messuage or dwellinghouse with shop and bakehouse etc west side of High Street (?59 High Street) occupied by George Batt
- 6 cottages on the south side of the above, (?60-65 High Street) occupied by Edward Batt, Bungay, David Tidbury, James Batt, Francis Winchcomb and Giles Miller.
1881 (Census) ?Francis Rosier
1891 (Census) ?William Sturgess
1901 (Census) ?James Batt
1939 (Blacket's) 64: S.E. Martin
65: E.G. Whiting
8 May 1948: (Newton deeds) Conveyance: Herbert John Bushnell of High Street Hungerford, retired Public Assistance Officer and Wilfred Ewa\rt Lawrence of Ramsbury, builder, sold to Henry Marks of Ramsbury, greengrocer, for £1,250 six dwelling houses, Nos 60-65 inclusive. (Mortgage £800).
25 Jan 1968: (Newton deeds) Henry Marks gifted to Mrs Mabel Annie Marks all six properties, 60-65 High Street. (Value exceeds £4,500).
- Newton Collection - relating to 55-65 High Street, 1835-1987.