… other streets

Other streets in Brandon

George Street

John Basham has researched this street … “George Street has had a variety of names…

  •  Before the enclosure of Brandon in 1809 it had houses along the north side and was warren to the south.  It may have been called Low Street or Lower Street before this.
  • At enclosure it was allotted as a private road, Harriet and Caroline Currey received some of the warren on the corner where the George was situated.
  • By 1838 it was called the White Lion Inn, owned by Thomas Bulger and occupied by Thomas Appleyard and Thomas Jacob.
  • In the 1841 census there is a street called White Lion Street and Thomas Jacobs is an innkeeper aged 45 living with Elizabeth 40, Elizabeth aged 25, Eliza a dressmaker aged 20, Henry 18, a shoemaker, and Maria aged 16.
  • George Street is still called White Lion Street in a deed of 1871.

Thetford Road

According to 1883 Kelly’s Directory:

  • Sarah Ann COOK – baker
  • Thomas CULLINGFORD – beer
  • William LINGWOOD – tailor
  • Julia MOUNT – lime whiting manufacturer
  • Alfred SNARE – nurseryman
  • Rev. Thomas Henry LOVE – Wesleyan
  • John SNARE
  • Allen & Burton – drapers & grocers
  • Charles Walter CALVER – man at gas works
  • Henry William EDWARDS – butcher
  • James FIELD – Fox & Hounds – whiting manufacturer
  • Samuel & Palmer LINGWOOD – furriers & skin merchants
  • Betsy PALMER – shopkeeper
  • John VALE – shoemaker
  • Robert John SNARE – wholesale & export manufacturer of gun flints & ornamental flint for building purposes

Bury Road

According to 1883 Kelly’s Directory:

  • Miss BOUGHEN
  • Frederick RAE
  • William ROUGHT (furrier, skin merchant, dresser & dealer – wholesale)
  • Elizabeth SOUTHWELL – shopkeeper


Dorothy Hagerty - lived in George Street
I believe that there was a another pub in George Street, a coaching inn. The George at no.30, which was my grandmother's home until the sixties. Then it became the vets. When my nan and other members of my family lived there it was owned by Mr Steggles. I loved that building as there were outbuildings at the back and a large barn which was very dilapidated to the point that I was told not go in, but as I was a child I did sneak in sometimes. If caught it was lecture time! I had many happy times in that house and loved making daisy chains sitting on the lawn at the rear of the house. My lovely uncle always let the daisies grow. The building is connected to another home but I believe it was all one when it was coaching inn, because the front has only one set of arched doors. I would love to know more about this house as I have so many lovely memories of it. Family Christmases with all members there. My cousin Neville Woolsey and myself playing together. Oh and forbidden cellar, where the steps were so small, uneven and it was quite dark.