Kelly's Directory, 1858

Meldreth is a parish and railway station on the Hitchin and Cambridge line, in the hundred of Armingford and union of Royston, 4 miles north-by-east of Royston, 9 1/2 south-west of Cambridge and 42 from London, on a branch of the river Rhea, and contains about 2,000 acres.  The church of Holy Trinity has a nave, aisles, chancel, south porch and embattled tower.  The living is a vicarage, annual value £224, in the bishopric and archdeaconry of Ely, and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Ely;  the present vicar is the Rev. Thomas Fogg.  The Independents and Wesleyans have each their respective places of worship.  The population in 1851 was 776.

Private Residents

Clear, Henry, Esq.
Ellis, Charles. Esq.
Ellis, John Hitch, Esq.
Fogg, Rev. Thomas, M.A


Baker, Thos., beer retailer & wheelwright [The Queen Adelaide]
Blott, William, farmer
Burr, John, farmer and maltster
Campkin, John, relieving officer for Melbourn district
Charter, George, farmer
Clear, Elizabeth (Mrs) and Elizabeth & Martha (Misses), farmers
Clear, Henry, farmer
Driver, Nathan, beer retailer [British Queen]
Ellis, Charles, farmer
Ellis, John Hitch, farmer
Flitton, William, farmer & miller [Sheene Mill]
Frost, James, farmer
Hale, Benjamin, wheelwright, blacksmith & post office
Harrip, Aaron, blacksmith
Harris, William, shoemaker
Howard, Benjamin, cattle dealer
Howard, Emma (Mrs.), farmer
Jackson, Thomas, farmer
Jordan, William, shoemaker
Linton, William, farmer
Mead, John, beer retailer
Mortlock, Simeon, farmer & corn dealer
Norris, William Henry, railway station master
Palmer, George, farmer
Payne, Benjamin, beer retailer [The Dumb Flea]
Scruby, Joseph, maltster
Tonson, Henry,  Green Man
Unwin, John, farmer
Waller, William, farmer
Wallis, Benjamin, farmer
Wallis, Richard, grocer
Wilson, John, Railway [Tavern]
Wing, James, baker
Wing, Robert, beer retailer
Wood & Adcock, tailors
Worland, Frederick shopkeeper
Worland, Thomas, cow leech
Worland, William, cow leech

Letters through Melbourn from Royston

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