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Potton Index of Pages

The following pages are designed to give a brief history of some aspects of the community. They are certainly not intended to be exhaustive and more work could be done, for example, on the interesting buildings with reference to census returns, electoral registers and name searches for owners and/or occupiers amongst our other archives, or on churches with reference to the parish records. We hope that reading these pages will encourage you to do more research of your own. If you find additional information on any of the pages below or, indeed, information on aspects of the community not covered here, we would love to hear from you and could publish your research here, giving credit, of course, where it is due!

Introduction

The Parish of Potton in General

Potton Maps

Links to Other Potton Websites

Potton Before 1086

Potton in 1086

Manors

The Manor of Potton Regis

The Manor of Potton Burdetts

The Manor of Potton Much Manured

The Manor of Potton Rectory

Markets and Fairs

Potton Market

Potton Fairs

Fire

The Great Fire of Potton 1783

Losses in the Great Fire of Potton

The Fire of 1878 in Potton

Potton Fire Stations

Railways

Captain Peel's Railway

Potton Station and the Bedford and Cambridge Railway

Sanitation

Dirty Potton 1871

Public Order

Death By Lion

The Skeleton Army in Potton

World War Two

Military and Civil Defence in Potton in World War Two

Incidents in Potton in World War Two

Church

Saint Swithun's Chapel, Potton

Potton Church Architecture

Potton Church Alterations and Additions

Potton Churchyard

List of Potton Vicars

Potton Vicarages

Nonconformity

Potton Registration and Early References

Baptists in Potton

Congregationalists in Potton

Methodists in Potton

Potton Salvation Army

Education

Early Education in Potton

Potton Primary Schools

Potton Secondary Schools

Potton Schools in 1904

Sources for Education in Potton

Interesting Buildings

Biggleswade Road

2 Biggleswade Road, Potton

18 Biggleswade Road, Potton

Blackbird Street

9 Blackbird Street, Potton

17 Blackbird Street, Potton

18 Blackbird Street, Potton

Brook End

2 Brook End, Potton

Potton Fire Stations

Bull Street

2 Bull Street, Potton

4 Bull Street, Potton

8 Bull Street, Potton

15 Bull Street Potton

Chapel Street

6 and 8 Chapel Street, Potton

Everton Road

Potton Pound

Gamlingay Road

Potton Manor

Horne Lane

Home Farm, Potton

Horslow Street

Chigwell House - 2 Horslow Street, Potton

41 Horslow Street, Potton

King Street

3 King Street, Potton

5 to 7a King Street, Potton

6 and 8 King Street, Potton

Linden Lodge - 9 King Street, Potton

20 and 22 King Street, Potton

28 King Street, Potton

48 King Street, Potton

Market Square

5 Market Square and 1 Bull Street, Potton

7 Market Square, Potton

9 Market Square, Potton

10 Market Square, Potton

11 Market Square, Potton

16 Market Square, Potton

17 Market Square, Potton

18 Market Square, Potton

19 Market Square, Potton

20 Market Square, Potton

21 Market Square, Potton

22 and 23 Market Square, Potton

24 Market Square, Potton

25 Market Square, Potton

26 and 26a Market Square, Potton

27 Market Square, Potton

28 Market Square, Potton

Mill Lane

Potton Windmill

Royston Road

24 Royston Road, Potton

33 and 35 Royston Road, Potton

Sandy Road

Potton Cemetery

Sun Street

3 and 5 Sun Street, Potton

4 Sun Street, Potton

6 Sun Street, Potton

10 Sun Street, Potton

12 Sun Street, Potton

14 to 20 Sun Street, Potton

22 and 24 Sun Street, Potton

Licensed premises

The Adam and Eve Inn, Potton

The Axe and Compasses Beerhouse, Potton

The Barley Mow Beerhouse, Potton

The Bell Public House, Potton

The Bird in Hand Beerhouse, Potton

The Blue Ball Inn, Potton

The Bricklayer's Arms Public House, Potton

The Bull Public House, Potton

The Bushel and Strike Beerhouse, Potton

The Chequers Public House, Potton

The Cock Beerhouse, Potton

The Cross Keys Public House, Potton

The Duke of Wellington Beerhouse, Potton

The Eagle Beerhouse, Potton

The Fox and Crown Public House, Potton

The Gardener's Arms Beerhouse, Potton

The George Inn, Potton

The George and Dragon Public House, Potton

The Green Man Public House, Potton

The Horse and Jockey Public House, Potton

The King's Arms Inn, Potton

The King's Head Public House, Potton

The King's Hussars Beerhouse, Potton

The Locomotive Public House, Potton

The New Inn, Potton

The Old Coach House Hotel, Potton

The Queen's Head Public House, Potton

The Railway Beerhouse, Potton

The Red Cow Beerhouse, Potton

The Red Lion Inn, Potton

The Red Lion Public House, Potton

The Rising Sun Public House, Potton

The Royal Oak Public House, Potton

The Shannon Public House, Potton

The Sun Public House, Potton

The Talbot Inn, Potton

The Three Blackbirds Public House, Potton

The Three Horseshoes Public House, Potton

The Two Brewers Beerhouse, Potton

The White Hart Inn, Potton

The White Lyon Inn, Potton

The White Swan Public House, Potton

The Woolpack Public House, Potton