POST OFFICE DIRECTORY
BOVINGDON and FLAUNDEN.
BOVINGDON is a village, 27 miles from London, 2 1/2 south-west from Boxmoor station, 4 south-west from Hemel Hempstead, 4 north-east from Chesham, 8 north-west from Watford, and 4 south from Berkhampstead. The population is very much scattered. Bovingdon is in Dacorum Hundred, Hemel Hempstead Union, St. Alban's archdeaconry, and Rochester bishopric, containing 3,958 acres, and a population, in 1851, of 1,130. The church is new, built of flint and bath stone; but the tower is old: it is in Gothic style, and has a chancel, nave, aisles, porch, tower, organ, 3 bells, font, a few brasses and monuments. The living is a perpetual curacy, worth £200 yearly, with a residence and 10 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Honourable G. D. Ryder, and the incumbency of the Rev. Arthur Brooking, M.A. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Independents, two Infants schools, and two Industrial schools. In the neighbourhood are remains of a Roman camp and villa. COLLIERS, WHELPLEY ASH, WHITE HART CROSS, MARCHANTS, SHANTOCK HALL, MAULDENS, VENUS HILL, PUDD'S CROSS, and BULSTODE, are places in this neighbourhood.
CHIPPERFIELD is 2 1/2 miles south-east.
FLAUNDEN is a village, 6 miles north-west from Watford, on the far border of the county. It is a parish in Dacorum Hundred, with 899 acres, and a population of 305. Here is a parish church. The living is a rectory in the incumbency of the Rev. Samuel King. There are an Independent chapel, an Infant and an Industrial school.
BOURNE END is a district of Bovingdon, on the river and London and North Western railway, 1 mile from Boxmoor, 2 from Berkhampstead, and having a chapel of ease, Industrial and Infant school.
BOX LANE lies near Boxmoor. Here is an Independent chapel.
Brentnall Mr. Benjamin, Felden
Brooking Rev. Arthur, M.A.
Davis Mr. Thomas, Box Lane
Dicken Rev. Edmd. Ashton, Bourne end
Harrison Mr. Charles, Bourne end
Moore, Mr. Charles Henry, Bovingdon green
Ryder Hon. Granville Dudley, Westbrk
Whinfield Mr. Edward Wray, Bovingdon lodge
Woodhams Mr. Wickens, Bourne end
Austin Giles, farmer, Bury farm
Austin Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Austin John, "Bull"
Baldwin Robert, plumber & glazier
Baldwin Wm. farmer, Malden's farm
Blackwell Elizth. (Mrs.), schoolmistress
Blackwell Joseph, carpenter
Breed Grace Vercoe (Mrs.), farmer, Venus hill
Brentnall Benjamin, farmer, Felden
Chambers Elizabeth, schoolmistress, Bourne end
Chambers Mary Ann (Miss), schoolmistress, Bourne end
Chennell John, farmer, Bourne end frm
Davis Thomas, surgeon, Box lane
Deacon Thomas Elisha, sen. farmer, Bourne end
Foster Thomas, beer retlr. Pudd's cross
Gilmore Wm. grocer & beer retailer
Glenester Alfred, beer retailer, Hog Pit's bottom
Good William, smith & farrier
Grover Henry, farmer
Harding Daniel, farmer, New Hall frm
Hawkins George Thomas, beer retailer
Headech William, farmer, Felden
Hobbs James, farmer, Bovingdon cross
Hobbs Wm. farmer, New House farm
Hodgkinson Benjamin Outram, farmer, Chantock Hall farm
Holloway Ann (Miss), grocer & schoolmistress, Pockets dell
Jones Benham Charles, baker
Lacey Wm. saddler & harness maker
Lines Mark, farmer, Green farm
Lines Thomas, farmer, Bovingdon cot
Nash James, farmer, Water lane farm
Phillips Samuel, farmer, Little Collier's farm, Whelpley hill
Read John, land surveyor
Reeve Harry, smith
Reeve Thomas, beer retailer, Bovingdon green & shopkeeper
Rickets Thomas, beer retlr. Bovingdon gn
Rose William, farmer, Moorland farm
Saunders Job, farmer, Street farm
Sedewell Thomas, farmer, Bovingdon green farm
Sexton George, "Swan"
Short George Henry, draper & hatter
Skinner Charles, butcher, grocer & postmaster
Skinner Daniel, wheelwright
Slade Thomas, fishmonger & carrier, Bovingdon green
Smith James, blacksmith, Box lane
Stanes Phoebe (Mrs.), butcher, & "Bell"
Terrell George, bootmaker
Tomlin Nathan, farmer, Marchant's fm
Wingfield Joseph, farmer, Longcroft
Yerby Thomas, farmer, Whelpley Ash fm
POST OFFICE. - Charles Skinner, receiver. Letters arrive from Hemel Hempstead at 9 a.m.; are despatched 1/2 past 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Hemel Hempstead
Industrial, Mrs. Ann Holloway, mistress
Industrial, Bourne end, Mrs. Elizabeth Chambers, mistrs
Infant, Mrs. Elizabeth Blackwell, mistress
Infant, Bourne end, Miss Mary Ann Chambers, mistress
PLACES OF WORSHIP:-
Chapel of Ease, Bourne end, Rev. Edmund Ashton Dicken, minister
Independent Chapel, Box lane, Rev. Charles Wildey, mnstr
Wesleyan Chapel, supplies
CARRIER TO LONDON - Thomas Slade, monday
Childs Henry, "Green Dragon"
Godwin Shadrach, farmer, Martin's Top farm
Cole Joseph Thomas, baker & grocer
Hobbs John, farmer, Munchion's farm
Howlett Sarah (Miss), schoolmistress
Kentish James, shopkeeper
Lovett Phoebe (Miss), schoolmistress
Payne John, boot & shoe maker & postmaster
Phillips Saml. farmer, Sharlow's farm
POST OFFICE. - John Payne, receiver. Letters arrive from Chesham at 1/2 past 9 a.m.; are despatched 1/2 past 4 p.m. The nearest money order office is at King's Langley
PLACES OF WORSHIP:-
Independent Chapel, supplies
Church, Rev. Samuel King, rector; Rev. Bryant Burgess, curate
Infant, Miss Phoebe Lovett, mistress
Industrial, Miss Sarah Howlett, mistress