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Wimpole Hall Staff and Employees Working on the Estate (c1905)
Hall Staff and Employees Working on the Wimpole Estate (c1905)
Photograph loaned by Grace Eversden of Arrington

A local history and genealogy page for the Parish of Wimpole.


Part Three
The 1901 Census
New Orwell, Parish of Orwell
Part One (Wimpole Schedules 1 to 28)      Part Two (Wimpole Schedules 29 to 62)
Part Three ("New Orwell")
Document Reference RG13/1521
Date of Census: 31 March 1901

This is a part of the 1901 Census for the Parish of Orwell in Cambridgeshire, as it relates to the
modern-day Parish of Wimpole.
Parish Boundary Change - Properties on the northern side of Cambridge Road A603 ("New Wimpole") were in the Parish of Wimpole. Properties on the southern side of Cambridge Road A603 ("New Orwell") were within the Parish of Orwell. In 1999 South Cambridgeshire District Council and the two parish councils agreed a southwards relocation of the parish boundary so that the properties in "New Orwell" became part of the Parish of Wimpole.
Following a poll of residents, the village (now both sides of the Cambridge Road) was officially renamed the village of "Wimpole" on the 1st April 1999.
This page lists the sixteen Orwell properties that existed in 1901 that later became part of the
Parish of Wimpole.
A further four Orwell properties located on the northern side of Cambridge Road A603 (No 20, Wilshers Garage, and nos 18 and 16), were also transferred into Wimpole in 1999, but they were built after 1901 and so do not appear here.
Information, notes and comments additional to the 1901 Census are generally shown within greyed [square brackets]
(2004) My thanks and acknowledgments to the original 'census team' who provided the documentation and who typed and checked the various page transcripts. Particular thanks to Mike Giddings, Susan Giddings, Alexandra Morton and John Parkins for all their help, assistance and encouragement. This presentation of a typed transcription is by Steve Odell.


Column Heads:
1. Name.
2. Relation to Head of Household.
3. Married, Widowed or Single.
4. Age last birthday.
5. Occupation.
6. Place of Birth.


Brewery Cottages, New Orwell, Cambridge Road (c1905)

Brewery Cottages, New Orwell, c1905
Nos 15 to 19 Cambridge Road (left) Nos 21 to 33 Cambridge Road (right)
The seven cottages on the right were built c1876 for workers employed at the new Meyer's brewery.
I assume the three cottages on the left were built earlier.
The brewery buildings (probably owned by brewers J. and J.E. Phillips Ltd by this time)
can be glimpsed over the cottage rooftops on the left.
From an original postcard dated c1905
Image loaned by Brenda and Michael Skinner (2014).


Cambridge Road  (Schedule ---)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell] [Blacksmiths Shop/Forge]
[Now rebuilt as 'Elcon House, 15a Cambridge Road' in the Parish of Wimpole'.]

Blacksmiths Forge and Cycle Shop, New Orwell

[At the very end of the original 1901 Census document covering Cambridge Road/New Orwell, there is a crossed-out entry that simply reads "Cambridge Road, Newell & Sons, Blacksmith's Shop". My understanding is that their blacksmith's shop was the first building on the south side of Cambridge Road when entering Wimpole from the Cambridge direction (above left). I have therefore relocated the crossed-out record to this location until someone tells me otherwise. No residents were recorded. See two other related photographs here. The building in 1901 was mainly of timber construction as seen above, the modern building, on approximately the same footprint, is all-brick. The building later became a cycle and motorcycle sales repair shop and later still, a roadside cafe. It is now a private residence.
The Newell family were also the publicans at the "Queen Victoria" public house (see Schedule 140 below).]

[Note:
(1) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

Cambridge Road  [New Orwell]  (Schedule 129)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell]
[Now '15 Cambridge Road' in the Parish of Wimpole. See also Schedule 130 immediately below.]


Edward WILKINS Head M 30 Worker, Horsekeeper Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Lily WILKINS Wife M 31 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Henry WILKINS Son - 9 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Percy WILKINS Son - 6 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Oswold WILKINS Son - 3 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ida WILKINS Daughter - 1 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Note:
(1) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

New Orwell  (Schedule 130)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell.]
[Originally 'No 17' in its own right. However, the two properties at No 15 and No 17 were combined into a single dwelling, 'No 15 Cambridge Road' being retained as the overall address. Now in the Parish of Wimpole. 'No 17 Cambridge Road' doesn't exist today as a separate address. See also Schedule 129 above.]


William S[tacey] REED (1) Head M 33 Agricultural Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Sarah A[nn] REED (1) Wife M 44 - Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[Notes:
(1) William Stacey Reed married Sarah Ann Spacksman at Wimpole Parish Church on 28 October 1899.
(2) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

New Orwell  (Schedule 131)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell]
[Now '19 Cambridge Road', in the Parish of Wimpole.]


Henry WILKINS Head M 38 Groom Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Emily A WILKINS Wife M 34 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Hilda M WILKINS Daughter - 10 - Wimpole, Cambridgeshire

[Note:
(1) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

New Orwell  (Schedule 132)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell.]
[Now '21 Cambridge Road', in the Parish of Wimpole.]


George RODWELL Head M 33 Gardener Domestic Peasenhill, Suffolk
Kate RODWELL Wife M 33 - Godalming, Surrey

[Notes:
(1) These cottages were built c1876, originally to house workers at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's Orwell Brewery.
(2) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

New Orwell  (Schedule 133)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell.]
[Now '23 Cambridge Road', in the Parish of Wimpole.]


Robert H[enry] RAYNER Head M 52 Labourer in Garden Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Martha RAYNER (2) Wife M 48 Grocer General, own a/c working at home. Croydon, Cambridgeshire

[Notes:
(1) Robert Henry Rayner married Martha Law at Arrington on 12 November 1873.
(2) For some years this property was the Wimpole village shop run by Mrs Rayner. Look at the centre of the image above, and you can identify the shop by the small name board over the ground floor window.
(3) These cottages were built c1876, originally to house workers at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's Orwell Brewery.
(4) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

New Orwell  (Schedule 134)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell]
[Now '25 Cambridge Road', in the Parish of Wimpole.]


Arthur E[dward] TAYLOR Head M 29 Horsekeeper Watlington, Norfolk
Sarah J[ane] TAYLOR Wife M 27   Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[Notes:
(1) Arthur Edward Taylor married Sarah Jane Payne at Arrington on the 26 December 1898.
(2) These cottages were built c1876, originally to house workers at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's Orwell Brewery.
(3) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

Cambridge Road  [New Orwell]  (Schedule 135)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell.]
[Now '27 Cambridge Road' in the Parish of Wimpole.]


David BULLEN Head M 33 Ordinary Labourer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary A[nn] BULLEN (1) Wife M 30 - Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
John BULLEN (2) Son - 2 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Note:
(1) David Bullen, 30, labourer, married Mary Ann Clarke, in Wimpole Parish Church on 29 April 1897.
(2) John Bullen, baptised at Wimpole on 5 May 1899.
(3) David died 14 May 1936, aged 69, Mary died 29 April 1939, also aged 69, both at Arrington Almshouses.
(4) These cottages were built c1876, originally to house workers at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's Orwell Brewery.
(5) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

New Orwell  (Schedule 136)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell]
[Now '29 Cambridge Road, in the Parish of Wimpole'.]

William WILKINS Head M 35 Horse Keeper Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Selina WILKINS Wife M 33 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
George WILKINS Son - 13 Plough Boy Orwell, Cambridgeshire
William WILKINS Son - 12 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Sidney WILKINS Son - 9 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Edward WILKINS Son - 7 - Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Arthur WILKINS Son - 5 - Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Ellen WILKINS Daughter - 3 - Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Reginald WILKINS Son - 2 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Albert WILKINS Son - 3m - Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Notes:
(1) These cottages were built c1876, originally to house workers at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's Orwell Brewery.
(2) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

Cambridge Road  [New Orwell]  (Schedule 137)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell.]
[Originally 'No 31' in its own right. However, the two properties at No 31 and No 33 were combined into a single dwelling (in the 1980s?), No 31 being retained as the overall address. Now in the Parish of Wimpole. See also Schedule 138 immediately below.]

Rebecca WILKINS Head W 65 - Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur WILKINS Son S 26 Ordinary Labourer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Ralph WILKINS Son S 22 Horse Keeper Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Notes:
(1) Edward Wilkins married Rebecca Smith at Arrington on 13 October 1857.
(2) These cottages were built c1876, originally to house workers at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's Orwell Brewery.
(3) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

Cambridge Road  [New Orwell]  (Schedule 138)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell.]
[
Originally 'No 33'. However, the two properties at No 31 and No 33 Cambridge Road were combined into a single dwelling (in the 1980s?), 'No 31 Cambridge Road, Wimpole', being retained as the overall address. Now in the Parish of Wimpole. See also Schedule 137 immediately above. Number 33 has now been re-used for a new property built in 2014.]

Charles J[ohn C.] RULE (1)(2) Head M 39 Cement Packer Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Mary A RULE (2) Wife M 37 - Wimpole, Cambridgeshire
Else G RULE Daughter - 10 - Arrington, Cambridgeshire

[Notes:
(1) Charles John Clarke Rule, baptised at Wimpole 12 October 1862. Mother Emily (Emma) Rule. No father listed. Note 'Clarke' in given name. Emily (Emma) Rule married Samuel Clark(e) a year later at Wimpole (14 October 1863). See also Wimpole Census (Part Two) Schedule 32.
(2) Charles John Rule (assumed son of Samuel Clarke) married Mary Ann Goats at Wimpole on 3rd May 1888.
(3) These cottages were built c1876, originally to house workers at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's Orwell Brewery.
(4) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

Oatlands c1905 Orwell Grange 1922
Two photographs of "Oatlands" (renamed "Orwell Grange" from c1908).
On the left are some cycling ladies photographed outside the front door c1905.
On the right is a rather unkept [and unoccupied) Orwell Grange at the time of the second post-WW1 sale in 1922.


Oatlands
  [New Orwell]  (Schedule 139)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell.]
[Now ''Orwell Grange', Cambridge Road' in the Parish of Wimpole'.]

Phillip MEYER Head S 72 Retired Brewer & Farmer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Arthur H[ugh] MEYER Brother S 66 Retired Brewer & Farmer Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Hannah BONNET Sister W 73 - Arrington, Cambridgeshire
John BONNET Visitor S 50 Solicitor Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harriet BONNET - S 59 - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Florence COLLIN Servant S 21 Parlour Maid, Domestic Arrington, Cambridgeshire
Martha CHILDERLEY Servant S 16 Housemaid, Domestic Longstowe, Cambridgeshire

[Notes:
(1) Philip (1829-?) and Arthur Hugh Meyer (1835-1909) were brothers, born in Arrington to parents James Hugh Meyer and Hannah Haydon.
(2) Oatlands was built c1876 by brothers Philip and Arthur, situated behind their Orwell Brewery.
(3) David Miller has a page on the Orwell Brewery and some of the history of 'Oatlands' on Orwell Past and Present.
(4) See also The Old Brewery Building page on this site.
(5) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

Foreman's House c1908
Foreman's House c1908


Foreman's House
  [Brewery]  (Schedule ---)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell]
[Building demolished c1910s. Site now ''Brewery House' 37 Cambridge Road', in the Parish of Wimpole.]


Unoccupied

[Notes:
(1) Not scheduled or detailed on the Census documentation. Just a blank line and a tick in the unoccupied column.
(2) This house was built c1876, originally to house the Works Foreman at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's Orwell Brewery.
(3) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

Manager's House (right)
Manager's House (Rose Villa) c1908 with
the old Brewery buildings in the background


Manager's House  [Brewery]  (Schedule ---)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell]
[Now ''Rose Villa', 39 Cambridge Road', in the Parish of Wimpole.]


Unoccupied

[Notes:
(1) Not scheduled or detailed on the Census documentation. Just a blank line and a tick in the unoccupied column.
(2) This house was built c1876, originally to house the Works Manager at Philip and Arthur H Meyer's 'Orwell Brewery'.
(3) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, this "New Orwell" property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

"The Queen Victoria" Tavern, Cambridge Road
"The Queen Victoria" Tavern in Cambridge Road, looking eastwards towards Cambridge
and photographed around 1905. The inn sign says 'Fine Royston Ales'.


Tavern, Cambridge Road  ["The Queen Victoria" PH, New Orwell]  (Schedule 140)
[Then in the Parish of Orwell.]
[Building demolished, replaced by a garage, replaced in turn with new residential housing. Now in the Parish of Wimpole.]

Oliver NEWELL Head M 56 Blacksmith Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Martha NEWELL Wife M 54 - Guilden Morden, Cambs
William [George] NEWELL (1) Son S 24 Blacksmith Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Richard NEWELL Son S 22 Blacksmith Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Jessie NEWELL Daughter S 14 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
James WALKER Lodger S 13 - Guilden Morden, Cambs.

[Notes:
(1) William George Newell died 19 March 1967, aged 91, is buried in Wimpole Churchyard together with wife Katherine Elizabeth Newell, who died 1 September 1959, aged 73.
(1) I don't know the date the pub was demolished but the 'Orwell Past and Present' website says "The Queen Victoria" was still serving customers into the 1950s. It was replaced at some point by the Majestic Motors Garage.
(2) Following a parish boundary change in 1999, the site is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.
(3) Postcard image contributed by Brenda and Michael Skinner (2014).]

"Fox and Hounds" [PH] Cambridge Road  (Schedule 141)
[Parish of Orwell]

Arthur W[illiam] TURRELL (1)
(2)(3)
Head M 28 Innkeeper Pub[lican] Croydon, Cambridgeshire
Elizabeth A[nn] TURRELL (2) Wife M 32 - Frampton, Lincolnshire
Annie F[lorence] TURRELL Daughter 3 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire
Ethel E[mily] TURRELL Daughter 1 - Orwell, Cambridgeshire

[Note:
(1) Arthur William Turrell, born 1873, was the son of William and Ellen Turrell of Croydon, Cambridgeshire.
(2) Arthur William Turrell and Elizabeth Ann Young married at Boston, Lincolnshire in 1897.
(3) Arthur William Turrell died aged 82 in Cambridge in 1952.
(2) The "Fox and Hounds" is now a private residence.
(3) Following a boundary change in 1999, this property is now located within the Parish of Wimpole.]

The 1901 Census for "New Orwell" ends here.


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