The Vineyard, Richmond
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Present number/name Pre-1936 number / name Pre-1893 number/name

30 A & B 




1 Prospect House

2 Prospect House


30 The Vineyard

32 The Vineyard


First rates paid. Seems to have been all one property including the present 28


Freehold Owner: Mary Toy Lessee: George Briggs


Driver shows no detail since the map only showed copyhold premises and this was one of the rare freeholds. The block's southern corner jutted out into the present street.


Census shows head of household, Mrs Fanny White, listed as a Lodging House Keeper but only 3 other members of her  own family living there.


OS map confirms a single larger house on the corner with a courtyard behind - perhaps for stables.


 Whibleys: Prospect Lodge - White Mrs


Wood: Prospect Place - O'Shea Miss


 Census: Prospect House occupied by Marion Bryon, widow, and one servant.


 Census: Prospect House now has 2 sections: Thomas Knapp, dairyman and his family and John Dawson, fruiterer, and his family.


OS map shows the corner house (30 and 32) and 2 additional units for Vineyard Villas.


 Census: 26, Emma Skelton, widow, and 3 daughters - 2 of whom were dairy assistants.
28, Sarah Dawson, Fruiterer & Florist, a nephew and a boarder.


Kelly: 26, Edwards John Thomas, dairy
28: John Dawson, Greengrocer


 Census: 30 (ex 26), Albert Bonhommet, teacher of French.
32 (ex 28), Robert William Fielding, greengrocer & fruiterer, his wife son, servant and boarder.


30 and 32 shown divided diagonally from the corner so as to create 2 retail units.


 Valuation Office Survey

No 30 & 32

Description: House, shop
Occupier: 30 = Mssrs J T Edwards; 32 = R.W. Fielding
Owner: Mrs F.M. Selous, France
Interest of owner: Freehold
Occupier's tenancy: 24.5 years
Gross Value: £975

Shop of no 32 was under part of 30.


30 = Vineyard Stores and post office
32= dairyman


 Robert Ronsson remembers a branch of the Home & Colonial stores he used while working at Paton Engineering at No 45.


30 - Mrs N.A.Sell - confectioner


 32 - Irene Burton took over lease, restored the building and shop and opened it as a craft shop called 'Leaves'. Here is a note of her memories.


30 - Change Of Use Of Shop And Basement To Form One 2 Bedroom Maisonette 30 and 32 after change of use to housing


 32 - Construction Of First Floor Balcony, Ground Floor Balustrade And French Doors On First And Ground Floor Levels At Front Of Property.
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