Kimpton - views around the village

By V Richards

This print is taken from a book entitled "The Face of Britain, The Home Counties - Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Hertfordshire and Essex" by S.P.B. Mais published by B.T. Batsford in 1947, so the date for this picture (a hundred years previously) would be approximately 1850.
Street scene 1907
A street view from 1907
A view of the main street in 1918
High Street 1924
The Vicarage
A view of the High Street published by G Matthews, Post Office, Kimpton
The Post Office
The village street between the wars
The Wesleyan Chapel published by G. Matthews, Post Office, Kimpton
The Great Fire at Kimpton Holt - the "heroine" was Nurse Gatward
Kimpton Hoo
Blackmore End, Kimpton

Here are a few views of Kimpton.

A really comprehensive list of documents and images of the village can be found at – follow the link for the Online Archive. There are also some history books to download.

This page was added on 26/02/2013.

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