The history of ownership and occupation of the properties at the southern end of the east side of High Street (modern numbers 66-96) 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.
Earliest information: 1809
Original estate: ?Hungerford Engleford
Common Rights? Yes (Frontage about 26ft; 2 horses or 4 cows)
Date of current building:
Description of property:
- 95 High Street, Feb 2007
(94 and 95 High Street: there is no record of owners nor occupiers in the Quit Rent Rolls, so it would appear that they are both Hungerford Engleford (not "chantry") properties. They were therefore probably sold off in 1809 or thereabouts. See 25 High Street for further information on Hungerford Engleford properties and Henry Clements).
<1809 (NH) Matthew Loder Smith
1809 (NH) William Pike
1836 (NH) Will of William Pike refers to his "freehold cottage, garden" etc. on the east side of the High Street "now in my own occupation which I purchased about 1809 from Matthew Loder Smith and others". He leaves the property to his wife Mary.
1843 (NH CL) Widow (Mary) Pike
1847 (CL) Caiger (own); Francis Caiger (occ)
1851 (CS) Francis Caiger (65), keeper
1861 (CL) Frederick Caiger (own); Francis Caiger (occ)
1896-1914 (CL) Walter Cox
1902 (T&M Register) Walter Cox (owner)
1903 (T&M register) Walter Cox (occupier until ?1922)
Celia Turner kindly contacted the Virtual Museum (Aug 2011) with further information on the Cox family: The 1901 Census shows the family living at 'Clevedon' 95 High Street (1896-1914) with youngest son Arthur William (1894), plus Walter's brother-in-law Arthur William Pembroke a butcher.
The 1911 Census still shows the family at 'Clevedon'. Walter is shown as Out of Work from an Iron Foundry as was his son Arthur. The only other child still at home is Gertrude Rose shown as a self-employed dressmaker. Wife Ann was visiting her brother William Pembroke who was living at Yew Tree Cottage, Aldbourne.
Walter was a carpenter and much of his work was making and repairing water wheels for the mills in the area. He worked for Cotterills, an engineering firm in the town.
In his spare time Walter built two cottages at the top of the gardens of 38 and 39 High Street which he owned at Fairview Road, Hungerford. Your records show that in 1896 Walter owned 84 High Street (the thatched cottage) with Henry Waters as the occupier; still in his ownership in 1914.
Walter was a Commoner and a Tutti man (see photograph of Walter in bowler at Hocktide in 1915).
See also: Cox family
1923 (T&M Register) Henry B Hewitt (occupier until ?1927)
1928 (T&M Register) V R Cotter (occupier)
1929 (T&M Register) Sir Edwin Savill (occupier until 1934)
1932 (QR #36) Lt. Col. Cotter deleted Sir Edwin Savill, for "House formerly Pike's late Francis Caiger ", q.r. 4d.
1936 (T&M Register) Gilbert Snell (occupier)
1937 (T&M Register) Douglas Herbert Stuart Boyd (occupier)
1938 (T&M Register) Robert William Blissett Maurice (occupier until ?1945)
1939 (Blacket's) Mrs Maurice, "Clevedon"
Undated ?1946 (T&M register) Mrs Mary Logan (owner & occupier until 1948)
1947 (CL) Brian Logan
Undated (T&M Register) Janet Barbara Nelson (owner)
1949 (T&M Register) John Harwood Nelson (occupier)
1952-1956 (CL) George Ernest Keatley
1963-1976 (CL) Ernest George Keatley
1968 (T&M Register) Ernest George Keatley (owner until 1971; occupier until 1979)
1972 (T&M Register) Mrs Joan Sefton (owner until 1979)
1980 (T&M Register) John Patrick Anthony Cox (Owner and occupier until 1996)
1983-2000 (CL) John Patrick Anthony Cox
2005 (CL) Tony Hannan
2011 (CL) Bought by Nicola Cave
2016 (CL) Nicola Cave