Palgrave

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Introduction

A wide green, planted with avenues of trees, forms the main village street which has been by-passed by the A143 since 1995. Palgrave was recorded in Domesday variously as "Paggrava", "Pagrava" and "Palegrava". John Speed's 1610 map shows the village as "Palgraue".

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825) nee Aikin (daughter of John Aikin of the Warrington Academy) married Rev. Rochemont Barbauld in 1774 and subsequently taught in the village (1774-87) and corresponded with Elizabeth Montagu, Dr. Johnson, Richardson, Joseph Johnson, Joanna Baillie, Hannah More, and Fanny Burney. She early developed a reputation as a poet and reviewed fiction for the Monthly Review (1809-1815) and edited the British Novelists in 50 volumes (1810). Among her pupils were William Roscoe and William Taylor of Norwich. Her husband committed suicide in 1808.

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History

The 1874 White's Directory also lists William George More as a maltster and brewer.

The 1888 Kelly's Directory also lists John Precious as a beer retailer (& shopkeeper).

The 1891 Census also lists John Precious (Wheelwright & Beer Retailer, Street, Head/Married/59/born Wingfield)

The 1891-92 White's Directory also lists John Precious as a beer retailer (& shopkeeper).

The 1900 Kelly's Directory also lists Walter J. Bullock as a beer retailer (& cooper & shopkeeper).

The 1912 Kelly's Directory also lists William Kemp Tipple as a beer retailer.…

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