TRING IN 1839


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PIGOT AND CO.’S
ROYAL
NATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL
DIRECTORY AND TOPOGRAPHY.

September, 1839.


TRING,
WITH THE HAMLETS OF LONG MARSTON AND WILSTONE, AND THE VILLAGES OF
ALDBURY AND WIGGINTON, AND NEIGHBOURHOODS.

 

TRING is a market town and parish in the hundred of Dacorum—31 miles N. W. by W. from London, 5 N. W. front Berkhampstead, and 7 E. by S. from Aylesbury, in Buckinghamshire; situated at the most westerly part of the county—the London and Birmingham railway passing within a mile and a half of the town, and the Grand Junction canal at a shorter distance; for the supply of the latter there are within the parish five large reservoirs, covering, together, an extent of nearly two hundred and fifty acres. The origin of this town is of considerable antiquity; at the division of the county by Alfred, it was considered of sufficient importance to give name to a hundred, then called Truing. The town consists principally of one long street, containing many well-built houses, some of which are of modern erection. The market house, which is manorial property, stands on the north side of the main street. Courts leet and baron are held annually by the lord of the manor, when two constables are appointed. Tring Park, covered with noble wood, is contiguous to the town; the mansion was erected by Charles II, for his favourite mistress, familiarly called Nell Gwynn; it has since been modernized, is now the property of the lord of the manor, and occupied by Thomson Hankey, Esq. Tring gave birth, in 1699, to Robert Hill, a remarkable self-taught linguist; he died in 1777. Canvass, straw plat, silk and parchment comprise the manufactures of the place: the two first-named branches have for many years been established here; that of silk, belonging to Messrs. Evans and Co., of London, employs more than three hundred hands.

The church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, situated about the centre of the town, is a spacious and handsome embattled structure, with a tower at its western end; the interior is neat, the chancel is embellished with several

marble monuments, and there is a handsomely enriched font. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the gift of Christ college, Oxford, and present incumbency of the Rev. Charles Lacy. There are places of worship for baptists and independents. A free school, conducted upon the Lancasterian plan, was established in 1829 by Mr. John Hull, and is now supported by contributions. The market, held on Friday, is a large one for straw plat, and is well supplied with the ordinary articles of consumption; the fairs, for cattle and pleasure, are on Easter-Monday and Michaelmas-day. The population of the parish of Tring (including the hamlets of LONG MARSTON and WILSTONE), by the census for 1831, amounted to 3,488 persons.

About two miles and a half E.N.E. from Tring, in the same hundred, is the village of ALDBURY, pleasantly situated, in the parish of its name, at the foot of the Chiltern hills, the summits of which are covered with thick plantations. Near the village is a lofty stone monument to the noble father of inland navigation, the Duke of Bridgwater. The church, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, is an ancient edifice, containing some interesting monumental brasses, and an altar tomb of an armed knight and his lady: the benefice is a rectory, in the patronage of the trustees of the late Earl of Bridgwater; the present incumbent is the Rev. James Galloway. Population of the parish, 457.

WIGGINTON is an adjoining parish to Aldbury, the village being situated about one mile from Tring, in a very village part of the county on a gentle eminence, commanding an expansive an fine view of the country round. The church is dedicated to St. Giles; the living, which is a rectory, is in the gift of the principal and fellows of Jesus college, Oxford. By the returns made in 1831, the parish contained 536 inhabitants.


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POST OFFICE, Market street, TRING, Elizabeth Montague, Post Mistress.—Letters from LONDON arrive (by railway) every afternoon at one and night at eleven, and are despatched every morning at four and forenoon at half-past eleven.—Letters from the North arrive (by railway) every morning at half-past five, and are despatched every night at eleven.—Letters from EDGWARE, STANMORE and WATFORD arrive every night at twelve, and are despatched every morning at three.—Letters from ST. ALBANS and HERTFORD arrive (by horse post) every morning at eight, and are despatched every evening at seven.—Letters from WENDOVER and PRINCES RISBOROUGH arrive (by horse post) every evening at a quarter past six, and are despatched every morning at a quarter past six.


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GENTRY AND CLERGY.
Boyd Mrs. Frances, Dunsley
Bruce Mr. Henry, Akeman st
De Fraine Rev. Richd. Prospect place
Firth Mrs. Harriet, Market st
Galloway Rev. James, Aldbury
Glover Rev. Richard, Akeman st
Gordon Jas. Adam, esq. Aldbury
Griffin Mr. William, Aylesbury road
Harkey Thomas, esq. Tring park
Harris Mr. Henry, Maidenhead st
Kay Mrs. —, Market st
Lacy Rev. Charles, Parsonage house
Meade John, esq. Frogmore house
Norman Mr. George, Market st
Woodman Mrs. Eliz. Akeman st

ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS.
Not otherwise described are Day
Schools.
Blake Jos. (day & brding.) Market st
Knight Mary Ann, Market st
Miles Elizabeth (boarding) Dunsley
NATIONAL SCHOOL, Maidenhead st
—Jonathan Sharp, master
Rich Elizabeth, Market st
Young Mark, Prospect place

AGENTS—LAND & TIMBER.
Brown William (& estate) Market st
Glenister John Rolfe and Son (and
estate) Market st

ATTORNEYS.
Benson Richard, Maidenhead st
Faithfull George Lockton, Market st

AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS.
Brown William, Market st
Glenister John Rolfe & Son, Market st
Jones Garnett (appraiser) Market st
Philby John (appraiser) Market st
Woodman Thomas, Tring grove

BAKERS.
Ashby William, Aldbury
Boyd Robert, Market st [man st
Branson Jas. (& confectioner) Ake-
Cross Thomas, Frogmore end
Foskett, John, Frogmore end
Gregory Joseph, Long Marston
Hayward Richard, Frogmore end
Hinton Henry, Akeman st
Philbey Joseph, Wilstone
Putnam Thomas, Frogmore end
Read Richard, Long Marston
Rodwell James, Wilstone
Springwell Thomas, Brook end
Tompkins Martha, Market st
Tompkins William, Market st
Walter Thomas, Wilstone
Ware Jonathan, Akeman st

BANKERS.
Butcher Thos. and Son, Market st—
(draw on Drewett and Fowler,
London)

BLACKSMITHS.
Coley George, Aldbury
Goodson Thomas, Wilstone
Goodson William (and edge tool ma
ker) Market st
Grace Sebastian, Frogmore end
Newins Thomas, Frogmore end
Pocock Richard, Wigginton

BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS
GatesThos.(& stamp office) Markt st
Pattisson Henry (& printer and book-
binder) Market st
BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS.
Bird Thos. Akeman st [more end
Brandon Jno.(& leather seller) Frog
Chapppin Samuel, Wilstone
Coughtrey Thomas, Akeman st
Kindell Francis, Market st
Kindell John, Market st
Lake James, Market st
Moulder Joseph, Market st [end
Norman John Charles, Frogmore
Poole Moses, Wigginton
Rodwell Hobert, Wilstone
Waring Robert, Long Marston

BREWERS.
Amsden Thomas, Market st
Brown John, Market st
Cutler George, Frogmore end
Liddington Seabrook, Market st
Northwood Timothy, Market st.
Olney William, Akeman st

BRICKLAYERS.
Burch Sarah, Bottle end
Clark Joseph, Wilstone
Mortimer John, Long Marston

BUTCHERS.
Gregory Henry, Long Marston
Hanshaw James, Dunsley
Mead John, Market st
Seaton Augustus, Market st
Somes Samuel, Long Marston
Woodman Richard, Akeman st
Wright Robert, Akeman st

CABINET MAKERS AND
UPHOLSTERS.
Griffin William, Market st
Higgs William, Aylesbury road
Jones Garnett, Market st


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CANVASS MANUFACTURERS.
Cato William, Akeman st
Cutler George, Frogmore end
Olney Daniel, Dunsley
Olney William, Akeman st

CARPENTERS.
Clark Thomas, Wilstone
Griffin William, Market st
Higgs William, Aylesbury road
Honour James, Aldbury
Honour Job, Frogmore end
Jones Garnett, Market st
Osborn John, Frogmore end
Stangroom Augustus, Long
Marston
Williams Moses, Frogmore end

COAL DEALERS.
Clark Thomas, Wilstone
Grover Wm. and Son, Gamnel
wharf
Hanshaw James, Dunsley
Landon Thomas, Cow Roast wharf

COOPERS.
Brinkman William, Market st
Rogers Joseph, Market st

CORN DEALERS.
Cato Sarah, Frogmore end
Grace Carter, Akeman st
Grover Thomas, New mill
Putnam Thomas, Frogmore end

FIRE, &c. OFFICE AGENTS.
ALLIANCE, John Rolfe Glenister and
Son, Market st
ATLAS, Henry Pattison, Market st
BRITANNIA, Geo. Lockton Faithfull,
Market st
COUNTY, Thos. Elliman, Market st
MEDICAL and CLERICAL, Jno. Chap-
man, Market st [ket st
NORWICH UNION, Jno.Philbey Mar-
ROYAL EXCHANGE, Knight and An-
drews, Market st
SUN, William Brown, Market st

GROCERS & TEA DEALERS.
(See also Shopkeepers, &c.)
Butcher Thomas & Son, Market st
Norris James, Market st
Tompkins William, Market st
Warcup Charles, Aylesbury rd [st
Wood Jas. (&oil&colourman) Market

HAIR DRESSERS.
Ludgate Thomas, Market st
Norris Thomas, Market st

HATTERS.
Boyd Robert, Market st
Elliman Mary and Son, Market st
Elliman Thomas, Market st

HOP MERCHANTS.
Butcher Thomas & Son, Market st
Norris James, Market st

INNS.
Bell, Thos. Christmas, Market st 
Green Man, Jane Tompkins,
Market st
Harcourt Arms (and posting
house) Samuel Brown, Tring
station
Plough (and posting house)
William Kingsley, Market st
Rose & Crown (& posting house
and excise office) Timothy
Northwood, Market st

IRONMONGERS.
Clement Thos. and John (and
watch makers) Market st
Limbrey John (and coppersmith
and brazier) Market st
Rogers Joseph, Market st. [st
Tompkins Wm. (& brazier) Market

LINEN AND WOOLLEN
DRAPERS.
Elliman Mary and Son, Market st
Elliman Thomas, Market st

MALTSTERS.
Brown John, Market st
Crace Carter, Akeman st

MILLERS.
Grover James, Goldfield, near Tring
Grover Wm. & Son, Gamnel wharf

MILLINERS AND DRESS
MAKERS.
Clement Ann, Akeman st
Hanshaw Maria, Dunsley
Hinton Eliz. and Mary, Market st

PLUMBERS, PAINTERS AND
GLAZIERS.
Knight and Andrews, Market st
Philbey Charles, Akeman st
Philbey John, Market st

ROPE AND TWINE MAKERS.
Ashby Robert, Market st
Bull James, Market st
Sutton Mary, Market st

SADDLERS AND HARNESS MAKERS.
Ashby Robert, Market st
Bull James, Market st
Prouse William, Akeman st
Sutton Mary, Market st

SHOPKEEPERS & DEALERS IN
GROCERIES & SUNDRIES.
Adams John, Frogmore end
Atkins Thomas, Wigginton
Austin Beatrice, Akeman st
Austin Elizabeth, Akeman st
Bavin Thomas, Aldbury
Bransom James, Akeman st
Clark Thomas, Wilstone
Fleet Thomas, Akeman st
Foskett John, Frogmore end
Meade Elizabeth, Long Marston
Missenden Hannah (& seed dealer)
Frogmore end
Page Jesse, Akeman st
Philhey Joseph, Wilstone
Read Richard, Long Marston
Rich Sarah, Market st
Rodwell James, Wilstone
Row Fanny, Akeman st
Short Humphrey, Aldbury
Springwell Thomas, Brook end
Tompkins Mary, Market st
Walter Thomas, Wilstone
Ware Jonathan, Akeman st

SILK THROWSTERS.
Evans David & Co. Tring mills, Brook
end, and 121 Cheapside, London

STRAW HAT MANUFACTURE.
Bailey Susan, Market st
Cheshire Jane, Akeman st
Clement Ann, Akeman st
Griffin Mary, Market st
Kindell Sarah, Market st
Moulder Elizabeth, Market st
Springall Hannah, Market st

STRAW PLAT DEALERS.
Amsden Thomas, Market st
Archer James, Market st
Fleet Thomas, Akeman st
Hall John, Aldbury
Rodwell James, Wilstone
Rodwell Thomas, Wilstone
Short Joseph, Akeman st
Smith George, Dunsley
West Samuel, Akeman st

SURGEONS.
Dewsbury Peter Richard, Market st
Moody Robt. Jeninges, Frogmore hse
Pope Edward, Market st

SURVEYORS.
Brown William, Market st
Glenister John Rolfe &Son, Market st

TAILORS.
Brittain Jesse, Akeman st
Cosier John, Frogmore end
Dancer James, Wilstone
Elliman Mary and Son, Market st
Elliman Thomas, Market st
Hill George, Aylesbury road [bury
Prentice Hy. (& clothes dealer) Ald-
Smith Edward, Akeman st

TALLOW CHANDLERS.
Butcher Thos. and Son, Market st

TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES.
Cow Roast, Thos. Landon, Cow
Roast whf
Crown, John Nash, Long Marston
George, Thomas Clarke, Frogmore end
Greyhound, Mary Elliott, Aldbury
Half Moon, Jos & Jas Clark, Willstone
Queen’s Arms, John Price, near Gamnel
wharf [ston 
Queens Head, James, Clark, Long Mar-
Robin Hood. Ann Tompkins, Dunsley
Royal Oak, William Cato, Akeman st
Trooper, Aun Hall, Albury
White Hart, Jonathan Cox, Long Marston

TURNERS.
Austin James, Akeman st
Page Jesse, Akeman st
Tompkins John, Aylesbury road

WHARFINGERS.
Grover Wm. & Son, Gamnel wharf
Landon Thomas, Cow Roast wharf

WHEELWRIGHTS.
Crawley William, Akeman st
Griffin Wm. (& gig maker) Market st
Montague Harley, Long Marston
Newman Thomas, Wilstone
Richardson Thomas, Aldbury

WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANT.
Brown John, Market st

MISCELLANEOUS.
Beal William Henry, timber merchant,
Aylesbury road
Brown John, dyer, Akeman st [ket st
Chapman John, chymist & druggist, Mar-
Edwin Edmund, confectioner, Market st
Gower William, fellmonger & parchment
maker. Frogmore end
Holland Henry, engineer, Aylesbury rd
Norris Thomas, fruiterer, Market st
Osborn Thomas, hay dealer, Aldbury
Warcup Charles, dealer in china curiosi-
ties, Aylesbury road
Webb Paul, basket maker, Frogmore end

COACHES.
To LONDON, the Despatch (from Ayles-
bury) calls at the Rose & Crown, every
morning at nine; goes through Berk-
hampstead.
To AYLESBURY, the Despatch (from
London) calls at the Rose and Crown,
every evening at seven.
To OXFORD, the Courier, every after-
noon at half-past three and evening at
seven; goes through Aylesbury.

RAILWAY CONVEYANCE.
To LONDON, Trains, daily (Sunday
excepted) at six minutes before eight
morning; at twenty-eight minutes after
eleven forenoon; about five afternoon;
and about a quarter before seven and a
quarter before nine evening—the Mail
    Trains (also on Sunday) at twenty-
eight minutes before one morning, and
about four afternoon.
Sunday Trains.
At six minutes before eight morning, and
a little before six evening,
To BIRMINGHAM, Trains, daily (Sun-
day excepted) at twenty-five minutes
before ten and a quarter before eleven
forenoon ; at quarter before four and
twenty-five minutes before six after-
noon, and at a quarter before seven
evening—the Mail Trains (also on Sun-
day) at twenty-five minutes before one
morning, and a quarter past ten night.
Sunday Trains.
At a quarter before ten counting, and at a
quarter before seven evening.
To AYLESBURY, a Train, every day at
twelve and evening at seven.
-.- A Coach, from the Plough Inn,TRING,
to meet all the trains, and an Omnibus,
from the Rose and Crown.

CARRIERS.
To LONDON, William Stevens’s Cart,
from his house, Dunsley, and Joseph
Hedges’ Waggons, from the Plough Inn,
every Tuesday and Friday—Parker and
Co.’s Waggons, from the Rose & Crown
Inn, every Tuesday,Thursday & Friday
—and Thomas Rodwell’s Waggons,
every Wednesday and Sunday.
To AYLESBURY, Parker & Co.’s Wag-
gons, from the Rose and Crown Inn,
every Sunday. Thursday and Saturday
—Joseph Hedges, from the Plough Inn,
every Thursday and Sunday—Thomas
Rodwell every Tuesday and Friday—
and William Turner, every Saturday.


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To BERKHAMPSTEAD, John Bunn, from the Plough Inn, every Monday, Friday and Saturday.
To BUCKINGHAM, Joseph Hedges’ Waggons from the Plough Inn, every Sunday and Thursday.

CONVEYANCE BY WATER.
To LONDON and all places on the line of the Grand Junction Canal, and goods forwarded to all other parts of the kingdom, by Grover and Sons, from

Gamnel wharf, and Thomas Landon, from Cow Roast wharf, daily.


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