32 and 32a Top Street Work has now started on the renovation of the row of cottages comprising of 32, 32a and the former village shop. We look forward to these being brought back into use as two houses and two holiday cottages.  You can review the plans HERE.

In 1911 number 32 was occupied by Philip (62) and Mary Ann (54) Miles. He was an agricultural labourer. Both were born in Kingsdon.  It was also home for a lodger, Herbert Hyde who was a employed as a groom.

32a was occpied by a spinster Jane Tarr (82) who was also born in Kingsdon.

Number 33 was already a Grocer’s shop by 1911 and run by Mary Edwards (44). She was married to William (40) who was a carpenter.  They had four children, Lillian (14), Herbert (10) and Mary (8) lived there and an older child wa absent. This might be Nora Edwards who at age 16 appears on the census as a Housemaid at the Rectory. All were born in Kingsdon.