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Summary:

Earliest information: 1676
Original estate: ?Chantry of Holy Trinity (see NH papers on 103 (?should be 104?) HS)
Common Rights? Yes (105 High Street: frontage 22ft; 2 horses or 4 cows; 106 High Street: frontage 16ft; 2 horses or 4 cows)
Date of current building:
Listed? No

Thumbnail History:

Stephens -> Sare -> Bell -> Simmonds -> Child -> Moody
The two properties split c1753.

Description of property:

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- 105-106 High Street, Feb 2007

Timeline:

1676 (NH) Two tenements both in co-ownership of Jehoshophat Stephens – 4d for Lower House and 2d for Upper house.

<1691 (NH) Robert Stephens or Edmund Stephens and Thomas Robinson. [There are inventories for Edmund Stephens, gent (1682) and John Stephens, gent (1683). Also Nicholas Robinson als Hunt, victualler (1674)]

1691 (NH) This property featured in the will of Edith Sare dated 20 October 1691, probate 1698. She leaves to her son Joseph Sare all that cottage which I lately purchased of Mr Robert Stephens, and all that messuage next adjoining (it) which I purchased of Edmund Stephens and Thomas Robinson. There seems to have been a mortgage attached to the property, assigned to Tobias Pollerne.

See Inventory of Edith Sare, 1698

1714 (NH) Joseph Sare, maltster, (Edith Sare's son), left in his will a freehold messuage with malthouse and a leasehold messuage adjoining to his widow Mary Sare , and, after her death, to his brother Richard Sare.

1734 (NH) Richard Sare's will 1734 (prob Dean of Sarum 1737): A series of wills in the Sare family during the late 17th and early 18th centuries indicate their property holdings in the main street of Hungerford. These comprised:
- "Hell House" connected with the bakery business; (position as yet unclear)
- a freehold messuage and malthouse on the East side of High Street, (?106 HS) together with
- a leasehold messuage adjoining it (?105 HS) left by Joseph Sare, maltster, to his widow Mary (1714) and after her to his brother Richard.

This freehold messuage (?106 HS) has granaries, screening house, kiln etc. and is in the occupation of Mary Sare sister-in-law to Richard Sare who leaves it in his will (1737) to his wife Eleanor. It adjoins on its N. side (107 HS) to the house of James Pearson gent. He also bequeathed with this the leasehold messuage (105 HS) which adjoined on its N. side to the freehold messuage, with a granary and a malthouse, also in the occupation of Mary Sare; this leasehold had been leased from James Simkins now deceased and was determinable on certain lives.

This account, drawn from the two wills in 1714 and 1737, corresponds with the siting of the property in the town rent roll of 1753 where (reading from the north upwards) we have: Mrs Pearson [107 HS – HLP]; followed by John Forty "late widow Sare's" [106 – HLP]: then Essex Bell, house and malthouse [105 HS – HLP]. The freehold house is described, quite properly, as "late widow Sare's"; and the leasehold house adjoining on the south side is identified by its association with the malthouse.

1737 (NH) In 1737 Richard Sare's will mentioned the freehold messuage (106 HS) then in the occupation of his sister-in-law Mary Sare, which is adjoined on the north side (107 HS) by the dwelling of James Pearson gent., on the south side (?105 HS) is the leasehold messuage with malthouse etc., also in the occupation of Mary Sare held on a lease granted by Jas. Simkins gent deceased, determinable on lives. The freehold property included granaries, screening house, kiln, outhouses, backside, stable and garden and had Common rights. Both premises were to go to Richard's wife Eleanor Sare, but the leasehold property only after the death of Mary. (Mary Sare, widow, died 1744).

105 High Street:

Following the death of Mary Sare:

1753-61 (QR) Essex Bell for another house, q.r. 6d.

1774-1790 (QR) John Simmons for another house, q.r. 6d..

1781 (CL) Widow Simmons
1795-1804 (QR) Mary Simmons for another house, q.r. 6d.

1805-17 (QR) Mary Simmons (amended to Elizabeth Simmons, amended to Charles Child) for another house, q.r. 6d .

1818-23 (QR) Charles Child for another house, q.r. 6d.

1819 (EA) Un-named

1832 (QR) Elizabeth Child for another house, q.r. 6d.
1836 (QR) Elizabeth Child for house and malthouse late Charles' Child's, q.r. 6d.

1847 (CL) William Moody (own); himself and A. Woodham (occ)

1851 (CS) Ambrose Woodham (42), clockmaker.
- William Moody (65), boot and shoe maker.

1861 (CL) William Moody (own); himself and A. Woodham (occ).
Note: See Woodham family history notes in HHA Archives.
Woodhams were in 1, 3, 30, and 105 HS.

In May 2011 Brian Ham kindly contacted the Virtual Museum regarding an interesting discovery whilst doing some renovation work at 105 High Street. Follow this link to see the documents from the 1860s found behind a chimney breast.

He also kindly sent further information and drawings of the structural changes of 105 High Street.

1873 (DD) 105, 104, 103 HS sold by Child and Brown – 105 to Mr Perry (See plan accompanying sale under 104 HS)

1881 (CS) ??William Robeson – Tailors Shop, tailor

1896 (CL) George Phelps (own); Edward Bushnell (occ)
1902 (T&M Register) George Phelps (owner)
1903 (T&M Register) Edward Bushnell (occupier)
1904 (T&M Register) Frederick William Moss (occupier until 1907)
1909 (T&M Register) George Thomas Phelps (occupier)
1910 (T&M Register) Stephen Owen New (occupier until ?1912)
1913 (T&M Register)George Phelps (occupier)

1914 (CL) ??Harry Willie Giles (own); Frederick Ernest Wickerson (occ)
1914 (T&M Register) Frederick Ernest Wickerson (occupier)
1915 (T&M Register) George Cope (occupier)
1916 (T&M Register) Ytevor Lewis Edwards (occupier)
1917 (T&M Register) George Macklin (occupier until ?1921)
1922 (T&M Register) Henry George Ludlow (occupier until 1928; void 1929-30)

1924 (DD) Joseph Roy Alexander sold to Norman Gow
Undated (T&M register) Norman Gow (owner)

1931 (T&M Register) Dr Adrian Leonard Moreton (occupier)

1932 (QR #29) Void, for "Another house – ditto [formerly A. Woodroffes then William Moody]", q.r. 6d.

1939 (BL) Dr. A.L. Moreton

1947 (CL) Dr Malcolm Montgomery Wallis

1952 (CL) Doris Alice Whalley

1956-1963 (CL) William Clarence Roy Whalley

1968-1983 (CL) Doris Alice Whalley
Undated (T&M Register) Dorice Alice Whalley (owner & occupier)
1984 (Doris Alice Whalley

1985 (CL) Annie Louisa Whalley

1993 William Whalley (105-106)

2000 (CL) William Clarence Roy Whalley

2005 (CL) Void

2011 (CL) Edward Sackville
2016 (CL) Edward Sackville

106 High Street:

Following the death of Mary Sare:

1753-61 (QR) John Forty for his house late widow Sare's, q.r. 6d.

1774-90 (QR) Anthony Woodroffe, late Forty, q.r. 6d

1781 (CL) ?John Heath

1795-1804 (QR) Thomas Banbury for house late Anthony Woodroffe's, q.r. 6d.
1805-17 (QR) Thomas Banbury for house late Anthony Woodroffe, q.r. 6d.
1818-23 (QR) Thomas Banbury for house late Anthony Woodroffe, q.r. 6d.

1819 (EA) Un-named

1832 (QR) William Fox for house late Thomas Banbury, q.r. 6d.
1836 (QR) William Fox for house late Thomas Banbury, q.r. 6d.

1847 (CL) William Moody (own); William Buckeridge (occ)

1851 (CS) Edward Buckeridge (37), smith.

1861 (CL) Joseph Buckeridge (own); William Buckeridge (occ)

1861 (CS) William Buckeridge, veterinary surgeon

1871 (CS) ?Elizabeth Turner, school mistress

1896 (CL) Rachel Matthews (own & occ)
1902 (T&M Register) Devisees of Rachel Matthew (owners)
1903 (T&M Register) Eleanor Matthew (occupier until ?1906)
1907 (T&M Register) Frederick Goodsell (occupier until ?1909)
1910 (T&M egister) Mr Marshall (occupier)
1911 (T&M Register) Charles Savoury (occupier until ?1925)

1914 (CL) Devisees of Rachel Matthews (own); Charles Savoury (occ)

1924 (DD) 106 (+ 105, 104, 103) sold by Joseph Roy Alexander to Norman Gow
Undated (T&M Register) Norman Gow (owner)
1926 (T&M Register) Thomas Savoury (occupier until 1932; void 1933-35)

1932 (QR #28) Mrs Matthews deleted Mr. Gow (Savory), for "House formerly A. Woodroffes then William Moody", q.r. 6d.

1936 (T&M Register) Mario Finelli (occupier until 1937)
1938 (T&M Register) Norman Gow (occupier)
1939 (BL) Norman Gow "The Cottage"

1947 (CL) Mrs Greenwood

1952 (CL) Void

1956 (CL) Ernest Edward Moore. Moores called it "Wogan Cottage". Commander & Mrs Moore came in 1940s from 103 HS

1963 (CL) Void

1968-1983 (CL) William Clarence Roy Whalley
Undated (T&M Register) William Clarence Whalley (owner & occupier)
1984 (CL) William Clarence Roy Whalley
1985 (CL) William Clarence Roy Whalley
Aug 1984 Doris Alice Whalley (retired school mistress) died.
Dec 1984 Mr Whalley remarried

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

2016 (CL) Robert Patrick Carvery

From Norman Hidden's notes:

??106/5 or 104 High Street – unclear yet. [These appear to relate to 105/106 HS – HLP]
North side (Lavender Cottage) or (The Berrows) South side.

c.1930 (QRR) Both premises owned by Mrs Matthews (Savory), both premises descended from Moody Woodroffe.

1836 & 1832 William Fox for house late Thomas Banbury, q.r. 6d.

1818 Thomas Banbury for house late Anthony Woodroffe, q.r. 6d.

1805 Thomas Banbury for house late Anthony Woodroffe, q.r. 6d.

1795 Thomas Banbury for house late Anthony Woodroffe, q.r. 6d.

In each of these QRR there is only the one premises between the house of Thomas Head (Major) on the north, and the malthouse and 2 tenements in the same ownership (Simmons) on the south.

1774 Anthony Woodroffe, late Forty, q.r. 6d.

1753 John Forty late widow Sare's (Mrs Pearson on north).

This property featured in the will of Edith Sare dated 20 October 1691, probate 1698. She leaves to her son Joseph all that cottage which I lately purchased of Mr Robert Stephens, and all that messuage next adjoining (it) which I purchased of Edmund Stephens and Thomas Robinson. There seems to have been a mortgage attached to the property, assigned to Tobias Pollerne. Her son Joseph certainly inherited the property for in his will in 1714 he leaves a freehold messuage with malthouse and a leasehold messuage adjoining to his wife Mary and, after her death, to his brother Richard.

In 1737 Richard Sare's will mentioned the freehold messuage then in the occupation of his sister-in-law Mary Sare, which is adjoined on the north side by the dwelling of James Pearson gent., on the south side is the leasehold messuage with malthouse etc., also in the occupation of Mary Sare held on a lease granted by Jas. Simkins gent deceased, determinable on lives. The freehold poperty included granaries, screening house, kiln, outhouses, backside, stable and garden and had Common rights. Both premises were to go to Richard's wife Eleanor, but the leasehold only after the death of Mary. (Mary Sare, widow, died 1744).

1676 Two tenements both in co-ownership of Jehoshophat Stephens – 4d for Lower House and 2d for Upper house.

?1663 Hearth Tax: Jn Coxhead – 2 hearths. See will of Rennold(?) Coxhead 1660 – lease.

1609 John Forty 4d. Item & back – Chantry

Rafe Hamlin 2d – Item back – freehold

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Richard Sare's will 1734 (prob Dean of Sarum 1737)

A series of wills in the Sare family during the late 17th and early 18th centuries indicate their property holdings in the main street of Hungerford. These comprised "Hell House" connected with the bakery business; a freehold messuage and malthouse on the East side of High Street, together with a leasehold messuage adjoining it left by Joseph Sare, maltster, to his widow Mary (1714) and after her to his brother Richard. This freehold messuage has granaries, screening house, kiln etc. and is in the occupation of Mary Sare sister-in-law to Richard Sare who leaves it in his will (1737) to his wife Eleanor. It adjoins on its N. side to the house of James Pearson gent. He also bequeathed with this the leasehold messuage which adjoined on its N. side to the freehold messuage, with a granary and a malthouse, also in the occupation of Mary Sare; this leasehold had been leased from James Simkins now deceased and was determinable on certain lives.

This account, drawn from the two wills in 1714 and 1737, corresponds with the siting of the property in the town rent roll of 1753 where (reading from the South upwards) we have: Mrs Pearson; followed by John Forty "late widow Sare's": then Essex Bell, house and malthouse. The freehold house is described, quite properly, as "late widow Sare's"; and the leasehold house adjoining on the N. side is identified by its association with the malthouse.

These two adjoining properties seem to be present day No 103 [No! 104 HS! – HLP] High St. (the malthouse occ. by Essex Bell in 1753), and Nos 104 and 105-6 [No! 105-106 - HLP] (the freehold adjoining James Pearson's house [=107 HS - HLP] in 1737 and widow Pearson in 1753).

In addition, Richard Sare, baker, left (1737) other properties to his wife Eleanor:

(a) all that messuage wherein he now dwells to her and then after her death to his son Joseph (except 2 tens and 2 gardens in occ. of Thos Pearce als Noon and John Webb which are left to her solely.

(b) a mess, on E. side of High St. between a mess of Ju. Wyneat on N. and Thos Lydiard on S. This mess, has malthouse, outhouses, and garden. It is at present occ. by John Chalk aid Hugh Cooper. With it is 4a. of lands (2 a Everlong, 1 a. Breach, 1 yard Middlefield).

In 1753 John Whynealt has two houses, in position equivalent to present day nos 18 and 19 Bridge St.: the S. most of these (no18) is followed by a house attributed in the rent roil to Isaac Walker (present day no.16) and this is followed by Thos. Liddiard's house (no.15). It is no, 15 which today describes itself as Old Malthouse Antiques (Liddiard was a maltster). The deeds of no.15 refer to the house of Richard Sare on the north (no16), previously Richard King and later (1766) of Elizabeth Wallis, previously Richard Sare.

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The will of Richard Sare of Hungerford, baker, DS 1737

To wife, Eleanor all that messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell in Hungerford with outhouse, garden, backside, commons and appurtenances (except two tenements and two gardens now in the several tenure or occupation of Thomas Pearce als Noon and John Webb) for term of her natural life, then to son Joseph.

To wife Eleanor all my messuage or tenement on east side of High Street in Hungerford between a messuage there of John Whineatt on the North and a messuage of Thomas Liddiard on South, together with the malthouse and outhouses garden, orchard, backside, commons and appurtenances now in several tenures of John Chalk and Hugh Cooper. And also the two tenements excepted (see above) in tenure of Thomas Pearce and John Webb, to have and hold forever.

Also to wife, two acres of arable in Everlonge and one acre arable in Breach.

Also one yard of arable in Duddlefield with commons and appurtenances belonging, forever.

Also to wife all my title etc in all that Freehold messuage also on East side of High Street, adjoining on North to a messuage of James Pearson Gent. together with the grainerys screening house, kiln, outhouses,, backside, stable, garden, commons and appurtenances, now in the occupation of my sister in law Mary Sare, to her forever.

To wife also all titles etc in that leasehold messuage also on the East side of Hungerford adjoining on the North to the last mentioned Freehold messuage with the grainery, Malthouse, outhouses, backsides, garden, orchards, commons and apputenances, now also in occupation of my sister-in-law, Mary Sare, now helf by lease granted by James Simpkins Gent. Deceased, determinable on the lives therein mentioned, to be held by wife Fran ..?.. decease of my sister-in-law Mary for the remaineder of the term.

Also to my wife: all household goods (except 1 boulting mill compleat, 2 meal bins, a box in the meal loft; the moulding boards, brass panne and brass kettles in the bake house) of which she can have use during her life and after her death, then these excepted goods to Joseph.

Residue to Eleanor, executrix.

I desire Eleanor during her life or in her will to give my son James Sare and my daughter Anne and Sarah Sare £100 each.

18 Nov 1734
Witness: John Sherwood
- George Garrard
- Jos. Jennings
Proved 22 June 1737 to Eleanor.

See also:

- The documents from the 1860s found behind a chimney breast.

- Structural changes to 105 High Street