Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire – 1903

Click here for Grayshott, listed separately at end (was independent of Headley by this time) — see also 1899 Kelly's Directory

HEADLEY is a large parish (etc) …. In the village is a Congregational chapel erected in 1860 with 100 sittings, and [at Lindford] a Bible Christian chapel holding 200 persons and at Standford an iron chapel for the Brethren. [Note: All Saints quoted as having 350 sittings]

A permanent military camp is now (1903) in the course of formation at Borden [Bordon]. Headley Park, on the border of Woolmer Forest, is the seat of Sir Robert Samuel Wright BCL, Justice of the High Court of Justice (King’s Bench Division), who erected the mansion in 1884.

Eveley, the residence of John Tatham Smithes Esq, in the village of Standford, is a mansion of stone in the Gothic style.

The Ecclesiastical Commissioners are lords of the manor. The principal landowners are Mr Justice Robert S Wright, Mrs Kingdon, Sir Archibald John Macdonald Bart. of Woolmer, Mrs Petar, A Ingham Whitaker Esq of Grayshott Hall, Liphook (sic), John Tatham Smithes Esq, Charles Erskine Vertue Esq of Grayshott, JA Chalcroft Esq, and the War Office.

… The population in 1901 was 2,497, including 18 in the Bordon Camp, in the civil parish and 1,831 in the ecclesiastical.

Parish clerk and sub-postmaster, William Gamblen

Standford sub-postmaster, Alexander Gordon

Carriers: Oscar Gamblen to Liphook daily, William Rogers to Farnham Thursdays

Note: Standford and Grayshott listed separately at end


Allden, James, The Birches

Alwyn, Marner, Glenmuir [at Woodside by 1907]

Ayling, William Budd, Ferndale

Bell, Joseph, Heathercot

Bewsher, James, Lane end

Bewsher, Samuel, Crabb Tree [Crabtree] house

Bromley, Michael junior, Kenton House, Stone hill [note: this is at the bottom of the present road called Beech Hill]

Cameron Mrs, Stone hill

Chawner, William, Stag’s deane

Christian, J Henry, Land of Nod

Cooke, George, Hilland Lodge

Crabb, C.C.A.E., Croft cottage

David, Charles, The Laurels

Frankland Misses, Arford house

Fraser, Cyril E, Bronhead [Broxhead?] Warren

Fraser Mrs, The Chestnuts

Griffin Mrs, The Bungalow, Stone hill

Hahn, Theoph. Sigsmund, Headley grange

Harrison-Scott Mrs, Bracken

Hubbuck Mrs, Pinehurst

Hunt, John, Lilac cottage

Johnson Miss, Ealing cottage, Stone hill

Judkins, John Lucas, Hurst cottage

Laverty, Rev Wallis Hay MA [rector]

Maude, Lt-Col Rt [Robert?] Hy [Henry?], White Hill chase

Morgan, Godfrey Harrison, Early house

Newland, C Bingham, Wishanger lodge

Noad Mrs, Lyndford [Lindford]

Parish Mrs, Beech hill

Parsons, John, Heathfields

Phillips, Walter Tawny, Hill land [Hilland]

Prichard, Charles Edward, Llandover (postal address Churt, Farnham)

Scoffield, Frederick, Walcot, Beech hill

Scott, Lionel A, Stonedene

Scott-Kerr Miss, The Oaks

Simons, Evelyn, Home croft

Sleigh, Robert, Headley fields

Smale Mrs, Holly bank

Spence, Robert Henry, Headley cottage

Steven, Hugh, Sunnyside

Swan, Charles Robert, The Retreat, Stone hill

Tindal Mrs, Trevenna

Watts, Richard, Oak villa, Fullers vale

Williams, Thornton A, Hedge side

Wright, Sir Robert Samuel BCL, etc …, Headley park

Wynne, Richard, Bayfields

Young, John, Belmont


Bishop, William, carpenter

Blanchard, Edwin, bricklayer

Britton, John, horse dealer, Broxhead

Cole, George, wheelwright

Collins, Charles, blacksmith and farmer

Curtis Brothers, grocers & drapers

Curtis, James, shopkeeper, Arford

Foster, Robert senior, horticulture and general builder, Stone hill

Foster Robert, junior, nurseryman, Stone hill

Gamblen, Henry, farmer and coal merchant

Gamblen, James, Wheatsheaf PH

Gamblen, Oscar, fly proprietor

Gamblen, William, news agent and post office

Gardner, Richard S, farmer

Gates, Francis, draper, Arford

Greenway, Samuel, cattle dealer and farmer, Holy water [Hollywater]

Griffin, George, White Horse PH

Harding, Albert John, grocer etc, Lyndford [Lindford]

Headley Institute and Reading Rooms (Charles Henry Beck, sec)

Hellier, Frederick, hire carter, Lyndford [Lindford]

Jacques, William Singer, farmer, Headley wood

Kemp, Colin, carpenter

Kingdon Jane (Mrs), farmer and hop planter

Laws, William, chimney sweeper, Lyndford [Lindford]

Louch, Eli, saddler etc.

Matthews, William, horse dealer, Deadwater hill

Mills, Charles, carpenter, Saunders green

Mullard, James, Crown PH

Palmer, George, New Inn

Rogers, William, baker and grocer and agent for W&A Gilbey Ltd, wine & spirit merchants

Saunders, George, Holly Bush PH and posting house

Shepherd, Edward, land steward to J Whitaker Esq, Stream

Shrubb, Jonas (Mrs), shopkeeper, Arford

Taylor, James, farmer, Broxhead farm

Taylor, Thomas Elliott, Royal Exchange PH, Lyndford [Lindford]

Tidey, Robert, grocer, Arford

Wakeford, Frederick, butcher

Willis, George, grocer, Lyndford [Lindford]



Allen, Henry Howard

Calderon, W Frank, Headley Mill farm

Cobb Mrs, Moorside cottage

Crowther-Smith, Stanley Francis MB, Standford house

Curtis, George

Sillem Mrs, Reynolds

Warren, George


Crowther-Smith … physician & surgeon & medical officer & public vaccinator, 4th district, Alton Union, Standford house

Mighill, Joseph, farmer, Lower house

Page, Thomas, wheelwright

Stevens, Joseph, farmer, Standford farm


GRAYSHOTT is a consolidated chapelry consisting of parts of the parish of Hedley [Headley], Hants, the new parish of St John Churt, Surrey, and of the new parish of St Stephen, Shottermill, and was formed 13th January 1901 by Order in Council.

The civil parish of Grayshott, formed in 1902 by order of the Local Government Board, consists of the portion situated in Hants.

Beale Miss, Hindhead chase

Campbell Miss, Apsley

Carson, Murray, Ling cottage

Chapman, Ernest Henry, Glen head

de Pury, David, Grayshott house

Hancock, Charles, Firlands

Harrison Miss, Woodside

Hecht Mrs, Hurstmere

Henslowe, Cecil WE, Pinewood

Hind Miss, Heathside

I’Anson Miss, Mount cottage

Jeakes, Rev James Malcolm MA (vicar), Vicarage

Lowe Miss, St Edmund’s cottage

Lowry, Charles Ernest Corry, Oakhurst

Lyndon, Arnold MD, Windwhistle house

Moir Miss, Ling holt

Smith, Mrs Plymton, Kitcat cottage

Stoehr Miss, The Stone house

Vertue, Charles Erskine, Grayshott court

Weston Miss, Ensleigh

Whitaker, A Ingham JP, Grayshott Hall

Wiginton Miss, Gorse mount

Wyatt Miss, Arundel


Bangs, Alfred, fruiterer

Beaves, Henry, carpenter

Boyell, Mrs Ann, apartments

Brain, Richard Benjamin, steam laundry

Butcher, HA, dairy

Capital & Counties Bank Ltd (sub-branch) open Fridays 12 to 3

Chandler, Benjamin, cab proprietor

Chapman & Lowry, builders and contractors

Charlwood, Charles, saddler

Cooper, Arthur, fruiterer

Cornish, George, draper and grocer

Cox, Graeme Vassell BA, private tutor

Coxhead & Welch, ironmongers

Deas & Son, grocers and wine & spirit merchants

Frost, Samuel, tobacconist

Heather, John, boot maker

Hoy, Benjamin Charles, fishmonger

Inge, Edmund Gane, chemist

Jackson, William Gildart MA, The Mount school

Little, Mary (Miss), china dealer

Lyndon Arnold MD, MRCS Eng, physician & surgeon, Windwhistle house

Madgwick, Thomas, builder

Menzies, Marion (Miss), confectioner

Milton, Andrew Thomas, beer retailer

Mitchell, Henry, butcher

Moore, Archibald James, butcher

Moore, Elizabeth (Mrs), dining rooms

Munday, John & Mary (Mrs), greengrocers

Pannell, Charles, boot maker

Prince, John, baker & confectioner

Puttick, Thomas & Sons, painters

Robinson, Thomas, grocer

Rowswell, Arthur, cycle agent

Sandell, John, carrier

Searle, Edwin James, Fox & Pelican PH

Shuff, Charles, upholsterer etc.

Snewing & Green, cabinet makers

Stacey, Frederick, boot maker

Stokes, Frederick, grocer

Ticehurst, James, apartments, The Gables

Tollington, John George, clothier

Upex, William, Prudential Assurance agent

Walder, James Partridge, photographer

Warr, Fannie (Mrs), draper & bookseller

Weinstein, Bernardt, watch maker

Wells, James, blacksmith

White, John George, confectioner

Wilt, Mary (Miss), dress maker

Wood, William Richard, carrier

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