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Caveat:

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.

Summary:

Earliest information: 1847
Original estate: ?Hungerford Engleford
Listed? No
Common Rights? Yes (96 & 96a HS; GFrontage 28ft; 2 horses or 4 cows)
Date of current building:

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Description of property:

 

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- 96 High Street, Feb 2007

Timeline:

<1847 (1932 QR) John Bear

1847 (CL) John Fox (own and occ)
1851 (CS) John Fox (49), carpenter.
1861 (CL) John Fox

1896-1914 (CL) William Lewington Barker
1902 (T&M Register) William Lewington Barker (owner)
1903 (T&M register) William Lewington Barker (occupier until ?1922)

1923 (T&M Register) Edith Augusta Hyndman (occupier until ?1937)
1932 (QR #35) Mrs Hyndman deleted W.L. Barker's Evers(??), for "House formerly John Bear's late J. Fox", q.r. 4d.

1937 (T&M register) Representatives of E A Hyndman (occupier)

1939 (Blacket's) Vacant
1939 (T&M Nregister) Mrs Lilian Gertrude Webb (occupier)
1947 (CL) Mrs Lilian Gertrude Webb

1952-1956 (CL) Alfred Gough Bartholomew
Undated (T&M Register) A G Bartholomew (owner)

1963 (CL) Irene Vera Harris
Undated (T&M Register) Irene V Harris (owner & occupier until 1969)
1968 (CL) Irene Vera Harris (deleted) Void
1970 (CL) Irene Vera Harris (deleted) Void

1970 (T&M Register) John Roderick Carwithen (Kennet Properties) (owner)

1976 (CL) Void

1978 Rayner's – dispensing opticians

1983 (CL) Void
1984 (CL) Void
1985 (CL) Void

in 1993:
- (S) Coachman's Cottage:
- 96a:
- (N) Dental Surgery (John Wilkinson, David Butler, Gareth Williams, Vernon Williams)

2000 (CL) Void
2005 (CL) Void
2011 (CL) Void
2016 (CL) Void

96a High Street:

1851 (CS) ?Oliver Gibbs (54), bricklayer.
2000 (CL) Void
2005 (CL) Void

2011 (CL) Mike Dumas

2015 Bought by Nicola Cave
2016 (CL) ...

96b High Street:

2013 Bought by Nicola Cave