Tag Archives: Furnace Lane

The Story of Heyford: Heyford Hills Fruit Farm

Heyford Hills Fruit Farm The magnificent house at Heyford Hills was built originally for the owner of Heyford Ironworks. In the late 1800’s it was owned by John Hardy, a farmer. During the 1940’s it was occupied by Major Campbell. … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Lost Street Names

Census Returns There has been a census return once every ten years from 1841 onwards. The only exception was in 1941 because of war time. The details of these census’ are made available to the public when they are 100 … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Three Wise Men

Pictured here around 1950 are Wakefield Whitton, William Denny , and Bernard Kingston. Mr Whitton owned Brook Farm before it was demolished and replaced by the modern houses in Watery Lane and Brookside. Wakefield Way was named after him. William Denny … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: The Jubilee Hall

The Jubilee Hall used to stand just behind the memorial green, on the opposite side of the road to where the Butchers and Patisserie are today. It was a stone barn with a thatched roof and was used as a … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: The Toilet Cart

Until the l950’s there was no main sewage in the village. People had no proper sanitation, just an outside toilet with a pit or a pail. Some of these little buildings still exist as tool sheds or stores but most … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: The King William Pub

The building which is now number 24 Furnace Lane to the left of the old bake house used to be a pub called the King William. It was listed in the 1891 Census return as the ‘King William IV’ and … Continue reading

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The Story of Heyford: Heyford’s Bakeries

There has presumably been baking in Heyford ever since there has been a settlement here. Both Heyford and Heyford Mill are mentioned in the Domesday Book, and the proximity of the mill meant that there was always a local source of … Continue reading

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