42 Wing Road Linslade
42 Wing Road October 2008
42 Wing Road was owned by George Chandler until his death in 1937 and was put up for sale by auction by his executors in 1938 [BML10/44/63]. The sale particular's description is as follows: "A Valuable Freehold Property, consisting of a brick-and-slated Dwelling House and Shop, with Outbuildings, being Number 42 Wing Road, Linslade, occupying a corner site at the junction with Church Road. As recently occupied by the late Mr.George Chandler for a Corn Merchant's Business. The House contains: -
On the Ground Floor: -
- SHOP and OFFICE with brick floor, measuring 15 feet 3 inches by 10 feet 6 inches.
- SITTING ROOM with tiled grate.
- LIVING ROOM with modern grate.
- SMALL STORE ROOM with cupboards, KITCHEN with oven range, copper and sink.
- ROOM, formerly a Bakery with tiled floor.
- In the Basement, CELLAR.
On the First Floor: -
- FIVE GOOD BEDROOMS, three having fireplaces.
- BATHROOM with geyser.
At the rear of the house with separate entrance from Church Road is a small paved Yard with W.C. and the following Brick-and-Slated Outbuildings: - 2 stall stable, 2 brick meal bins, with spacious loft over. All main services, including Electric Light, are connected to the property. The frontage to Wing Road is about 27 feet 3 inches and the depth about 68 feet 6 inches.
Note: - The 2 Store Rooms beyond the stable and the loft over which were previously occupied by Mr.Chandler are not sold with this Lot but are included with Lot 2 [46 to 52 Wing Road]".
The 1901 census reveals the following occupants of 42-44 Wing Road:
- George Chandler, 44, baker, confectioner and corn dealer, born in Northall [Buckinghamshire];
- Caroline Chandler, wife, 48, born in Stanbridge;
- William B.Chandler, son, 20, draper's assistant, born in Stanbridge;
- Frederick Chandler, son, 18, baker, born in Linslade;
- Kate Chandler, daughter, 17, born in Linslade;
- Ada Chandler, daughter, 15, pupil teacher, born in Linslade;
- Elsie Chandler, daughter, 8, born in Linslade;
- May Goodman, niece, 18, dressmaker, born in Leighton Buzzard.
The property was sold in 2008. Immediately before this it had belonged to Bedfordshire County Council and was used as Linslade Youth Centre.