History tends to focus on the big houses. This image is an extract from the 1808 map of the enclosure of the parish and shows where the majority of the working population lived. The numbers relate to the key to the 1808 enclosures map which can be found here (insert link).
Note: By coincidence, for a few properties, these numbers are the same as the census enumerator's numbers. However this is not widespread so be careful not to confuse one with the other!
Philcote St is the the road running north to south - variously spelt Philcot and Philcock over the ages.
No 63 was known as The Folly occupied by John Butcher. Its ownership is linked to The Knowle now one property but previously No 64 & 52. More about these houses can be found HERE.
No 137 is now called Midhill and the owners have kindly provided a transcription of its Indenture of sale in 1901 in which the occupants between 1837 and 1901 are described in some detail - including the Malings family and the Feoffees.
No 138 is now called Winmour Cottage. The present owners have all the Indentures, Deeds & Conveyances from 1649 to today. A comprehensive list of the previous occupiers since then can be found by following this link
No 139 is now called Calder Cottage
Studies by Jon Malings.
The series of 10 yearly census that have been held since 1841 provide a wealth of information about the population of the parish. Jon Malings, whose ancestors lived in the parish throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries, has analysed them and compiled a number of fascinating tables.
Occupations. This table summarises the occupations of Heads of Households in Philcot St, The Stile, Goose Green, Chapel Square and Satin Lane between 1841 and 1881. As one might expect, Agricultural Labourer is the most predominant occupation. Jon also calcualted that in 1881 there were 3.5 people per household for this particular area. There are a lot of 2's and 3's and a few of the single lodgers got counted as a separate household, but even so the average is not as high as one might expect.
1871,'81 & '91- compares data from three census for Philcot St only and provides some insight into the families resident there. NB: this is very much a work in progress.
1911. This table (pdf) provides a variety of statistics for Philcot Street, The Green, The Stile, Satin Lane, Chapel Square,The Folly and St Thomas's.
A Study by Gareth Richard
Census data from 1851 to 1901 This excellent study also examines the significance of the same data and provides other interesting facts to this area lying at the heart of an agricultural village such as age profiles, radius of birth,widows & widowers and occupations.