The map above shows Congdonís Shop on the 1840 Tithe Map.

The parcels of land numbered 319 to 322 were owned by Betsey Ann Dawe and occupied by Mary Bennett.

323 was owned and occupied by John Moore Esquire.

Baronet Sir Richard Rawlinson Vivian owned the plots to the east of the crossroads numbered 213 to 216 and 315 &316, which were farmed by Richard Crocker junior. He also owned 318 and 319 which were occupied by James Doney, the blacksmith. The Doney family can be seen on the 1841 census (see below).

The story of the Bible Christians who had this chapel in Congdonís shop can be seen here.

The neighbouring property of Treswell was auctioned in 1840. The auction took place in The New Inn at Congdonís Shop.

In 1869 the famous Edmondsís Menagerie came to Congdonís Shop and displayed a host of exotic animals such that the local folk must have looked on in amazement. The newspaper report and an extract from an Edmondís programme can be seen below.


The images at the top of the page show (L-R): The Temperance Inn, the war memorial and an aerial view of the crossroads.

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