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Summary:

Earliest information:
Date of current building: Late 18th century.
Listed: Grade II

Note: This building is is Faulknor Square. The nearby "Lamb Inn" is also sometimes referred to as 5 Charnham Street.

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Description of property:

From Listed Building records: House. Late C18. Tiled roof with 2 gabled dormers and ridge chimney. Brick walls, grey headers and red stretchers, first floor band and rendered panel to right. 3 irregularly spaced glazing bar sashes with exposed box frames and painted keystones. 6 panel door under centre window with flat hood. Continuous with No. 4 (q.v.) and Nos 1 and 2 Faulknor Square (q.v.).

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- 5 Charnham Street, Jun 2010

Timeline:

Note: The records for Faulknor Square are very confusing.
Modern numbering has 2,1 and 5 from left to right.
Originally there were five properties.
None was specified in censuses, trade directories or other early records.
Furthermore, there were several properties in Lamb Yard (between and behind 5 and 6 Charnham Street), and
Dredge's Yard, between and behind 2,3, and 4 Charnham Street.
All need further research:

c1730-1750: Possible date of the building.

1851 Census:
     #47: George May, 1 Charnham Street.
     #48: James Jupp, farmer.
     #49 John Dredge (52), auctioneer, wife Sophia (50), 2 sons, 1 servant. [?4 Charnham Street]
     -- House uninhabited -- (In Faulknor Square)
     #50: William Bryant (55), shoe maker, wife Sarah (50), 1 visitor. [In Faulknor Square)
     #51: The Lamb, 5 Charnham Street

1861 Census:
     #109: George May, 1 Charnham Street
     #108: Mary Jepp(?) (53), 3 daughters.
     #107: Ann Wilson (69), fundholder, 1 servant.
     #106: William Briant (62), shoe maker, wife Sarah (61).
     #105: John Dredge (62), auctioneer, 2 sons, 1 servant. (Note: uner 1 Charnham Street:  In 1893  a parcel of ground in Charnham Street between the property of Margaretta Dredge and the cottage (2 Charnham Street) was bought for £70 for a Fire Engine Station. This became 3 Charnham Street)
     #104: Lamb Inn, 5 Charnham Street.

(1869 PO Dir: Dredge & Sons, upholsterers, Charnham Street - ?where - HLP)

1871 Census:
     #103: Lamb Inn
     #104: "Dredge's Yard, Charnham Street": William Balley (36), plate layer's labourer, wife Mary (28), 1 son.
     --Vacant property--
     #105: "Faulknor Square": Sarah Briant (71), shoe maker's widow and pauper.
     #106: "Faulknor Square": Joseph Dredge (29), auctioneer, wife Margaretta (31), 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 visitor.
     #107: Charnham Street: Joseph King (50), labourer, wife Eliza (58), 1 grand-daughter, 1 ?.

1881 Census:
     #104: Lamb Inn
     #105: (?lodger at dwelling at Lamb Inn): William Godby (23), saddler, journeyman.
     #106: "Dredge's yard": Thomas ?Creswick? (65), labourer general, wife Elizabeth (64).
     #107: "Dredge's yard": Joseph Dredge (39), house agant and upholsetere.
     #108: "Faulknor Square): John Grimes 930), shopman in boot shop, wife Caroline (28), father-in-law=Frederick Tubb.
     #109: "Faulknor Square": Sarah Cannon (66).
     #110: "Faulknor Square": Alfred Mead (21), labourer general.
     #111: "Faulknor Square": William Hunt (23), iron founder.
     #112: "Faulknor Square": Uninhabited.
     #113: Henry Briant (2 Charnham Street)

1891 Census:
     #105: "Charnham Street": George Pinches (28), groom, dog man, wife Eliza (25), 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 visitor.
     #104: "Faulknor Square": George Skinner (59), draper and confectioner, wife Julia (39), 1 son, 5 daughters, 1 lodger
     #103: "Faulnor Square": George Hidden (61), pianoforte tuneer, wife Sarah (59), 1 visitor.
     #102: "Faulknor Square": John Barrett (26), ostler groom, wife Sarah (23), 1 daughter, 1 lodger.
     #101: "Faulknor Square": Elizabeth Turner (64), school mistress, 1 sister.
     #100: "The Retreat": Joseph Dredge (49), retired auctioneer.
     #99: "Retreat Cottage": Nelly Belcher (37), laundress, 4 daughters, 1 worker.
     #98: "Lamb Inn"

1894 Charnham Street Floods: Marlborough Times of 17th November 1894 reported "Mr Pinchen's house near the Fire Station was flooded, as was also the Engine House. Mr. Skinner's shop and dining room had nearly 2ft. of water in them, and boxes and confectionery bottles were floating about. The whole of Faulkner Square was under water, and had the appearance of a large lake. All the houses in the square were flooded, and the inhabitants had to remove upstairs, provisions, where needed, being drawn up in baskets. Mr. Hidden was a considerable sufferer, as to carpets and furniture."

1895 Kelly Dir:
     Miss Elizabeth Turner, ladies' day school, Faulknor Square (?where - HLP)
     George Hidden, registrar of marriages for Hungerford union, Faulknor Square, Charnham Street (?where - HLP)

1901 (Census)
     David Griffith Lewes (26), County Court Clerk and local bailiff, with wife Eva
     William Thomas Wild, Union Clerk and local accountant, with wife Fanny and daughter Annie.
     Mary Jones (70), Retired domestic servant.

1903 (Kelly) William Thomas Wild.

1911 Census:
     #125: Alec Townsin and family - at 4 Charnham Street.
     #124: "Faulknor Square": Henry Reynolds (45), School attendance officer for Council School, wife Emily (43), 5 rooms.
     #123: "Faulknor Square": Sarah Joyce (70, widowed, home duties, 4 rooms.
     #122: "Faulknor Square": Mary Tubbs (35), 1 daugher, 3 boarders (2 teaching and 1 manual instructor - all at Council School).
     #121: "Faulknor Square": Mr M A Jones (82), single, servant retired, 2 rooms (1 bedroom and a kitchen).

1916 Cosburn's Dir: Ludlow, school attendance officer, Faulknor Square (?which property?)

1920 Kelly Dir: George Henry Ludlow, school attendance officer, Faulknor Square, Charnham Street

1939 Blacket's Dir:
     2 Faulknor Square: F H Amor
     3 Faulknor Square: W T Randall.

1982-87 Owned by Mrs Louise Collins and Michael Montagu, who converted the ground floor to an antiques shop, which closed in 1987 when Mrs Collins died. (Kindly sent by Muchale Montagu, Sep 2017).

1990 Nigel Thornton.

2015 Anthea Cox.

See also:

- Faulknor Square

- Charnham Street floods, 1894

- Charnham Street floods, 1932