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Viewing james804's Victorian Detached on Church Lane, Stibbington

Stibbington appeared in the Domesday Book.

2006

Architecture

House listed as grade 2 after my request. I did this as when I bought the property, I became aware that other potential buyers saw redevelopment potential for the site. This alarmed me as the house, which I felt had historical value, was neither listed nor was it in a conservation area, so its future could, in time, be at risk.

2004

People

James Kudlinski Property acquired by the Kudlinski family from the Highways Agency

2002

Community

Property acquired from private ownership by the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.

1998

Good Friday Agreement

A broad cross section of political groups in Northern Ireland, and the Irish and British governments sign an agreement which voted that no change should be made to the status of Northern Ireland except by majority consent. The Northern Ireland Executive is created.

1997

New Labour

A Labour landslide results in Tony Blair taking over from John Major as PM.

1992

Architecture

Rear entrance porch on north elevation which matched current main entrance porch on eastern elevation demollished and replaced by timber, stone and glass conservatory. Dressed stone from porch re-used in details on new double garage built in grounds.

1985

Community

House sold by Cambridgeshire County Councilinto private ownership.

1984

Brighton Bombing

IRA forces bomb the Grand Hotel in Brighton where Margaret Thatcher and her party are having a Conservative Party Conference.

1982

Community

School closes as village primary and re-opens as county historical and environmental education centre

The Falklands War

A long term source of contention for Britain and Argentina, the Argentinians invade the Falkland Islands to decisively annex the area. A task force is sent to re-establish British control, which is resumed, although Argentina still lays claim to the area.

1979

Thatcherism

The Conservative Party gain power and Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain’s first female Prime Minister. Her term lasts until 1991, her policies emphasise central government and private enterprise whilst undermining the power of the Trade Unions.

1978

Winter of Discontent

Eight years of unrest and discontent at the declining economy, continuing inflation and rising rates of unemployment result in a number of trade unions striking.

1974

Community

Ownership transfered to Cambridgeshire County Council which absorbs Huntingdonshire County Council under local government re-organisation

1955

People

Robert H Foster Until 1982 Robert Foster last head teacher in residence. School closed on his retirement.

1947

India and Pakistan are independent

India and Pakistan gain independence from the British Empire. They are closely followed by Asia and Africa in an active period of decolonisation.

1945

End of World War Two

Germany’s surrender brings an end to the War. An estimated 62 million had lost their lives.

1927

People

Thomas Stafford Until 1955 Thomas Stafford head teacher in residence

1920

League of Nations

The newly formed League of Nations meet for the first time.

1919

The Treaty of Versailles

Following Germany’s surrender, she is forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles with the allies following a six month Peace Conference in Paris. The humiliating terms of the Treaty arguably led to the rise of Hitler’s Nazi Party.

1918

Community

Earl Fitzwilliam sells house and school to Huntingdonshire County Council

1917

People

Isaac Hazelby (aged 51 ), the son of William and grandson of Thomas, was now the caretaker living in the house with his wife Emma aged 49. Isaac and Emma had 4 children, Emma, Thomas, William and Flora. Thomas was formally village wheelwright living at 1 Riverside Stibbington. All the family were born in Stibbington.
The 2 sons were killed in 1917. Thomas Hazelby, private 25418, 2nd Grenadier Guards died of wounds Somme 29/3/17. Wiilliam Hazelby, private 25419, 2nd Grenadier Guards, killed in action Ypres 31/7/17.

1914

The First World War

After the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro Hungarian Empire. The system of European alliances means war is declared. This war saw the introduction of trench warfare, an estimated 750,000 British died. The allied powers (France, Britain and from 1917, USA).

1909

The Housing and Town Planning Act

The campaign for female suffrage is furthered by the foundation of the Women’s Social and Political Union, led by Emaline Pankhurst. Women over the age of thirty were granted the vote in 1918, and those over 21 in 1928.

1904

People

Duke of Bedford sells house and school to The Right Honourable William Charles De Mearon, Earl Fitzwilliam.

1903

Suffragettes

1902

People

Thomas Hazelby dies aged 90.

1901

People

John Hendon / Thomas Hazelby 1901 census records as living in the head masters element of the property - John William Hendon aged 34 school master, born Southwark, London, Kate Hendon aged 33 born Rochester Kent, Leonard John Hendon aged 8 born Stibbington and Cecil Herbert Hendon aged 7 born Stibbington. In the caretakers residence there was Thomas Hazelby aged 89 living on pension, William Hazelby aged 56 post office messenger, Jane Hazelby aged 50 housekeeper and Mary Hazleby aged 12 grand daughter. All the Hazelbys were born in Stibbington.

Accession of Edward VII

Four years after her diamond jubilee, Queen Victoria dies. Her death is an occasion of national mourning.

1899

Second Boer War

After receiving military equipment from German, the Boers re-armed and fought on the borders of the Cape Colony and Natal. The British army immediately sent reinforcements. The severity of the British actions (including the use of concentration camps in which inmates were subjected to cruel work regimes and fatal diseases spread) in South Africa was strongly opposed by liberal politicians as the extreme of imperialism. The war ended in 1902 with the Treaty of Vereeiging, the two independent republics were lost and absorbed into the British Empire.

1892

People

John Hendon Until 1927 John Hendon head teacher in residence

1891

Community

Map from 1891
School House is shown on the old Great North Road, remote from the old village, east of the school.

1889

People

Mary L Flack Until 1891 Mary Flack head teacher in residence

1888

Jack the Ripper

Five prostitutes are brutally murdered in the Whitechapel area of London’s east end. The killer, “Jack the Ripper”, have never been definitively identified, and the case resulted in worldwide press coverage and hysteria.

1883

People

Annie Laughton Until 1889 Annie Laughton head teacher in residence

1882

People

Annie Popple Until 1882 Annie Popple. (occupier) Short term appointment as head teacher. 10th to 24th Feb 1882.

People

Elizabeth Stevens Until 1883 Elizabeth Stevens head teacher in residence

1880

First Boer War

This was a conflict between the British and the Dutch settlers (Boers) in South Africa. After the first Boer war, William Gladstone granted the Boers self-government in the Transvaal region in 1881.

1875

Artisans and Labourers Dwellings Improvement Act

Law past for the reconstruction of insanitary areas. Areas which are unfit for habitation must be destroyed and rebuilt.

1874

People

Eleanor Barber Until 1874 Eleanor Barber head teacher in residence between May and July 1874

People

H Mitchell Until 1880 H Mitchell head teacher in residence

1873

Return of Owners Act

Known as the New Doomesday, this survey revealed that less than 7,000 men own four fifths of the land in Britain.

1872

People

Mary Pearson Until 1874 (Occupier). Mary Pearson was the first head teacher at Stibbington school

Architecture

On removing a piece of original Victorian architrave a name in flowing styalised script was on the back in pencil. From this I assume Peter Russell was a carpenter engaged on the original building project.

Architecture

The house was built to provide living accomodation for teachers in one half and the caretaker in the other half. The architect for the house was Samuel Sanders Teulon b1812 d1873.

1868

Sanitary Act

This act increases the control of the sewer authorities to dispose of waste and is passed simultaneously with the Artizans and Labourers Dwelling Act, which compelled owners to get rid of unsanitary dwellings. This is the first legislation to tackle the growing problem of slums.

1863

First Underground Train

The underground railway running from Paddington to the city of London opens. It becomes known as the sewer.


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