Shops etc. in Witham in 1989, with street numbers

Survey carried out by Janet Gyford in December 1989.

Other posts have similar surveys for 1969, 1979, 1984, 1995-6, and from 2000 onwards.

Some residential property is included as well if it is intermingled with commercial property

In many cases, where there is an address combining several numbers (e.g. 23-27), the individual addresses are written out afterwards in brackets. This is so that a search for one of the individual addresses might find it. This has not been done for long series of residential numbers.

For the same reason, addresses with a, b etc. in the number have the main number in brackets afterwards, e.g. 5a Newland Street (part of 5 Newland Street).

AddressDescription if anyTitleOccupation
Braintree Road (west side south of no.1, at entrance to Thompson’s Yard)Small cabin, video hireVideo ShakVideo hire
Braintree Road, Thompsons Yard (part)Shop and show-rooms, several buildingsRamsden MillsCarpet showrooms and sales
Braintree Road, Thompsons Yard (part)Coal yardG.F.ThompsonCoal merchant
13 Braintree RoadShopJ.FairsFood shop
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
SurgeryBrookend Veterinary SurgeryVeterinary surgery
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
OfficeP.and L.Business Systems‘Business systems’
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Family centreBellfields Family CentreFamily centre
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
SurgeryDe Leuw Chadwick Oheocha‘Civil Engineers’
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Office?Trace ElliotAmplifiers
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Training centreWitham Technology Centre
(oofficial opening April 1985)
Computer training
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
OfficeEssex Probation ServiceProbation office
2 Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road (part)*Video hireKemart VideoVideo hire
8 Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road (part)*Pool ClubWitham Pool ClubPool club
Bus shelter corner of Braintree and Albert RoadShop. Opened 1984---Flower shop
10 Braintree RoadHouse, formerly shop---Residential
Braintree RoadFactoryCrittall’sMetal windows
13 Bridge Street (site of 13-21)Public houseMorning StarPublic house
27a Bridge Street (part of 27 Bridge Street)ShopJean’s Florists
(Run by Jean Burt, opened 1st March 1986)
29 Bridge StreetOfficesSt.George’s House Business Centre (including McLaughlin and Harvey plc)Miscellaneous offices (M & H = builders and developers)
31-57 Bridge StreetNew houses (built c.1987 some on street some behind)------
69 onwards, Bridge StreetClub and barR.A.F.A. clubClub and bar
Bridge StreetSports centre and poolBramston Sports CentreSports centre and pool
Bridge Street, Bridge Court (formerly no. 2)Houses, newish------
30 Bridge Street (also including site of 32)Motorcycle salesBridge Street MotorcylesMotorcycles, Sales and MOT testing
1-5 Chipping Hill (1 Chipping Hill, 3 Chipping Hill, 5 Chipping Hill)Empty site; factory demolished summer 1988------
7 Chipping HillEmpty site, bungalow demolished------
55 Chipping HillSurgeryDoctor Michael LeeDoctor’s surgery
55a Chipping Hill (part of 55 Chipping Hill)House (newish)Bridge House (named by first occupants, the Baileys, after the game of bridge)Residential
2 Chipping HillPublic houseThe AlbertPublic house
18 Chipping HillForgeForge (Melvin Baker)Blacksmith
Chipping Hill, Old VicarageHouse---Residential
7 Church StreetPublic houseThe Woolpack
Closed by Trumans summer 1984 and reopened November 1984
Public house
9 Church Street (part) (number assumed)Bungalow---Residential
Church Street, (between 9 and 11)Disused Quaker burial ground---Disused Quaker burial ground
41a Church Street (part of 41 Church Street)ShopBibby[?]Newsagent
Church Street (north of 53)ChurchAssemblies of God: Bethel chapel.Church
Church Street (south of 71)Entrance to Chipping Dell------
2 Church StreetPublic houseWhite HorsePublic house
4 Church Street, OakvilleHouse---Residential
6 Church StreetHouse---Residential
8 Church StreetShopGeoff KingElectrical goods
10 Church StreetTakeawayH.G.Stibbs and son (in fact not longer Stibbs but this is still on fascia)Takeaway (fish and fried food)
12 Church StreetSalonBladesHairdressing (ladies)
14 Church StreetShopA.W.Sutton and sonVideo hire, confectionery
16 Church StreetShopE.and J.TackleFishing tackle, bike repair
22 Church StreetHouse---Residential
24 Church StreetHouse---Residential
26 Church StreetHouse---Residential
28-40 Church StreetTerrace of housesKnown as ‘Charity Row’. Former workhouse. On plaque in plaster has date ‘1714’ and initials ‘TW FR SN WS’ (probably Thomas Woodgate, Francis Raven, churchwardens, Samuel Newton, William Skinner, overseers).Residential
40a, b and c Church Street (40a Church Street 40b Church Street, 40c Church Street (north of 40) (part of 40 Church Street)Houses---Residential
48 Church StreetEmpty shop (closed summer 1989)---
(had been Bascombe previously for 18 months)
56 Church Street (behind)Plumber’s yard and showroomWitham Interiors (Keith Brown)Plumber’s yard and showroom
Coach House Way (later name; was then 62a Newland Street, part of 62 Newland Street))Hire centreDale HireEquipment hire
Coach House Way (later name; was then probably 60a Newland Street, part of 60 Newland Street)ShopKitchen and Tile CentreKitchen equipment and tiles
Coach House Way (later name; was then 58b Newland Street, part of 58 Newland Street)WorkshopWitham UpholsterersUpholstery workshop
1 Collingwood RoadShopMaison furnishersSoft furnishing
1a Collingwood Road, Woodland House (above) (part of 1 Collingwood Road)Office ? Door between 3 and 3A, to upstairsStentiford Close Registrars Ltd.Registrars
3 Collingwood RoadBetting officeChase RacingBetting office
3a Collingwood Road (part of 3 Collingwood Road)Estate agentConnells
Started as French Brand estate agent in August 1985, then in 1987 FB bought by Strutt Daughters who had recently become part of Connell)
(Corals betting office closed 1985)
Estate agent
5 Collingwood RoadOfficeTudor Employment Agency
(SPL (Senior Personnel Ltd) set here in August 1989; same owner as Tudor but more specialised)
7 Collingwood Road (part), Lockram Villas (part)OfficeKittle and Co.Accountants
9 Collingwood Road, Lockram Villas (part)House---Residential
11-13 Collingwood Road (11 Collingwood Road, 13 Collingwood Road)Car park, (market on Saturday)------
15 Collingwood RoadFlats, sheltered accommodationCollingwood Noel-Pelly HouseResidential
63 Collingwood RoadClinicCollingwood Osteopathic Clinic (Peter Jarvis)Osteopath
69 Collingwood RoadOffice and meeting hallWitham Labour Party HallPolitical party, constituency HQ
2 Collingwood Road (south part)Showroom and shopDamanPlumbing, kitchen and bathroom equipment and furnishings
2 Collingwood Road (north part)Waiting room and booking officeBeacon Cab Co.Taxi hire
4-10 Collingwood Road (4 Collingwood Road, 6 Collingwood Road, 8 Collingwood Road, 10 Collingwood Road)OfficeMid-Essex Health AuthorityHealth authority office
12 Collingwood Road (part of south part)OfficeWitham Town CouncilLocal authority office
12 Collingwood Road (part of south part)OfficeCitizen’s Advice BureauAdvice office
14 Collingwood RoadClub and barConstitutional ClubClub and bar
16 Collingwood RoadHouse---Residential
Collingwood Road (esst side, north of no. 16)Bowls Club, driveway from roadWitham Bowls ClubBowling green and club
18 Collingwood RoadHouse---Residential
48 Collingwood RoadOfficeSelven Systems‘Computer systems and maintenance’
Collingwood Road, Avenue Lodge (east side, corner of the Avenue)OfficeBraintree Constituency Conservative AssociationPolitical office
Collins LaneGated entrance to rear of Newland Street buildings---Residential?
Cressing RoadPublic houseCherry TreePublic house
1 Easton RoadWorkshop and officeJ.B.Slythe‘Monumental masons established for over a century’
1 Freebornes CourtOfficeWitham Area Office Braintree District Council)Local government office and meeting room.
2 Freebornes CourtOfficeAnne CastellSolicitor
3-5 Freebornes Court, Wilson House (3 Freebornes Court, 5 Freebornes Court)OfficeDavid Wilson Homes (Anglia) Ltd.Property
6 Freebornes CourtOfficeMichael JonesSolicitor
7 Freebornes CourtOfficeKort PropulsionPropellers
8 Freebornes CourtOfficeTSB District OfficeBanking
9 Freebornes CourtOffice (empty)------
1 Grove Shopping Centre*Super-marketTesco
(opened 1 December 1987)
2 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 1)*ShopAuditionsHi-fi, electrical
3 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 1a)*ShopShoe saveShoes
4 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 2)*ShopKingstonButcher
5 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 3)*ShopTweedBaker
6 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 4)*ShopHigh FashionClothes
7 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 5)*ShopTandemShoes
8 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 6)*ShopUni-partCar parts
9 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 7)*ShopK.BixbyJeweller
10 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 8)*ShopRichardsLadies’ clothing
11 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 8a)*ShopAdams
(opened here 1988)
Children’s clothing
12 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 9) (old maltings)*ShopSuperdrugChemist
13 Grove Shopping Centre (later no. 12a Grove Shopping Centre) (unit 9a)*ShopClinton cardsGreetings cards
14 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K1)*ShopFlower BoxFlowers
15 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K2)*ShopThe Shoe CompanyShoes
16 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K3)*ShopPrimetimeClothes
17 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 10)*Travel agentIntatravelTravel agent
17a Grove Shopping Centre*Office (first floor, over 17)Grove Shopping Centre, management officeShopping centre management
18 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 11)*ShopSurpriseToys and stationery
19 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 12)*OpticiansMiller and SanthouseOptician
20 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 13)*ShopClarks ShoesShoes
21 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 14)*ShopLeadersClothes?
22 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 15)*ShopMackaysClothing
23 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 16)*SalonCommand PerformanceHairdresser
1 Guithavon Street (ground floor)TakeawayMama Dells PizzasTakeaway, pizzas
1 Guithavon Street (first floor)RestaurantChatsburyRestaurant
1 Guithavon Street (part, leanto on back)Waiting room and booking officeKnights TaxisTaxi hire
Guithavon Street (west of no. 1)New building under const-ruction------
3-5 Guithavon Street, Dickens House (3 Guithavon Street, 5 Guithavon Street)OfficeBaverstock, Pollock and CoAccountants
7 Guithavon StreetEmpty------
9 Guithavon Street??? (possibly part of 11)---???
11 Guithavon StreetOfficeRoger Hart and Co.Solicitor
13 Guithavon Street (part)OfficeWillett Salmon and SealeyQuantity Surveyors
13 Guithavon Street (part)OfficeWilliam Clark and Vickers (Witham)Quantity Surveyors
13 Guithavon Street (part)OfficeJames Rist PartnershipBuilding Surveyors
13 Guithavon Street (part)Office or workshop?A.GordonCabinet makers
13 Guithavon Street (part)OfficeSealey Vail parnershipQuantity Surveyors
13 Guithavon Street (part)OfficeRemi Adelaide partnershipEngineers
15 Guithavon Street (part)OfficeGerald Herbert (Insurance Services) Ltd.Insurance
15 Guithavon Street (part)OfficePrince Group: Prince Construction Ltd.Building
17 Guithavon StreetOfficeRedland Surveys Ltd.‘Land surveyors’
19 Guithavon Street, Colne HouseOfficeBland Fielden and Co.Accountants
21-37 Guithavon StreetHouses-----
39-49 Guithavon StreetChurchMethodist ChurchMethodist Church
Guithavon Street (south side, between 49 and 51)Hall? (old church)Methodist Church hall?Meeting hall?
51 Guithavon StreetHouse (set back)---Residential
53 Guithavon StreetFlats, sheltered accomm-odation (new built)Mill Vale Lodge
(demolition of old buildings began September 1986? flats first on sale 21 February 1986?)
Guithavon Street (south side, near corner of Mill Lane)Public houseThe CrownPublic house
Guithavon Street (south side, corner of Mill Lane (old fire station)Storage?---Storage?
4 Guithavon Street (old building, behind 68 Newland Street, part)TakeawayCrumbs‘Sandwich bar’, takeaway
4 Guithavon Street (old building, behind 68 Newland Street, part)SalonColours Hair Salon
Opened 1987
4 Guithavon Street (old building, behind 68 Newland Street, part)Health club (entrance behind 68)Brandon’s Health ClubHealth club
4 Guithavon Street (old building, behind 68 Newland Street, above)Empty------
8 Guithavon Street, (may not be 8; new building north side, west of no. 4)Empty, (previously Jonathan’s estate agent)------
Guithavon Street, Penhaligon Court (new, built in 1989)Empty------
Guithavon Street (north side, west of Newlands Drive, including 6-12) (6 Guithavon Street, 8 Guithavon Street, 10 Guithavon Street, 12 Guithavon Street)Car park----Car park
Guithavon Street (north side, west of car park)ChurchChurch of Holy Family and All Saints (rededicated as Catholic church 1 November 1989, after renovation and interior rebuilding)Catholic Church
Guithavon Street (north side, west of church)HousePresbytery (built 1989)House of Catholic priest
14-16 Guithavon Street, Old Parsonage Court (14 Guithavon Street, 16 Guithavon Street)Houses, including two old buildings (formerly Parsonage and Woodhams) and several new bungalows. Conversion and new building started 1984 and cont to 1985.---Residential
Guithavon Street, 1-9 Guithavon Court (north side, west of Old Parsonage Court)Bungalows, newish---Residential
Guithavon Street, Rex Mott Court (north side, up drive west of Podsbrook)Flats, sheltered accommodation (Braintree District Council)Rex Mott CourtResidential
Guithavon Street, Podsbrook House (north side, corner of Guithavon Valley)Flats, sheltered accommodation (Witham Housing Assoc.)Podsbrook HouseResidential
17 Guithavon ValleyShop and repairsJohn TrowlesElectrical goods
29-35 Guithavon Valley (29 Guithavon Valley, 31 Guithavon Valley, 33 Guithavon Valley, 35 Guithavon Valley)Houaes (site of old depot)---Residential
2 Guithavon ValleyHouses---Residential
4 Guithavon ValleySurgeryR.J.HossackDental surgery
6-8 Guithavon Valley (6 Guithavon Valley, 8 Guithavon Valley)Houses---Residential
The Old Mill House, Guithavon ValleyHouse---Residential
Hatfield Road, BridgeHospitalBridgeHospital, learning difficulties
Hatfield RoadFire StationFire StationFire Station
Hatfield RoadAmbulance StationAmbulance stationAmbulance Station
Hatfield Road, Ivy ChimneysAccom-modation for staff at Bridge---Residential
Hatfield Road, corner of Maltings LanePublic houseJack and JennyPublic house
Hatfield Road, LynfieldGarage and filling station (how long there?)LynfieldGarage and filling station
1-3 Lawn Chase (former site of Lawn House)Houses---Residential
Lockram Lane (behind 40 Newland Street) (ground)SalonTrimmersHairdresser
Lockram Lane (behind 40 Newland Street), probably known as 40B Newland Street) (above?)OfficePhillips Recruitment (had opened August 1989)Recruitment
3-5 Maldon Road (3 Maldon Road, 5 Maldon Road)Site now part of Grove Centre------
7-19 Maldon RoadShop and yard (shop faces Grove Centre; yard includes former site of Brown’s building)Travis Perkins‘Timber and Building materials’
21-23 Maldon Road (21 Maldon Road, 23 Maldon Road)Houses---Residential
25 Maldon RoadHouse and restaurantCrofters Wine BarRestaurant
27 Maldon RoadShopPenny LaneClothes
31-35 Maldon Road (31 Maldon Road, 33 Maldon Road, 35 Maldon Road)Houses---Residential
37 Maldon RoadShop (new built)???Confectioner, tobacconist etc.
39 Maldon RoadMeeting HallMasons’ hallMeeting Hall
41 Maldon RoadOpticianHarley opticiansOptician
Maldon Road (old school, south of 41)Youth CentreParkside Youth Centre (name adopted 1982)Youth Centre
43-75 Maldon Road (formerly Trafalgar Square (43-73) and Nelson House (75)?Roundabout??
Maldon Road (south of old school)Named houses (three blocks of four, entrance to Elm Cottage between northern two)---Residential
77-83 Maldon Road (including former garage site north of 77) (part)GarageGrovesideGarage
77-83 Maldon Road (including former garage site north of 77) (part, at back)Car repair shedP.McCullochCar repairs
77-83 Maldon Road (including former garage site north of 77) (part)Tyre and auto serviceAlbany
Not noted in survey but paper said opened 1984 after extension
Tyres and repairs
Maldon Road, Central Buildings (behind 39 Newland Street) (ground)Incorp into 39 Newland Street------
Maldon Road, Central Buildings (behind 39 Newland Street) (above)?????????
2d Maldon Road (south of Central Buildings) (don’t use number) (part of 2 Maldon Road)Shoe repairsJ.Hollick and SonShoe repairs
2c Maldon Road (south of Hollick) (part of 2 Maldon Road)TakeawayEmpire House‘Chinese food to take away’
Maldon Road (south of 2c) (probably part of 2 Maldon Road)Electricity substation---Electricity substation
Maldon Road (south of sub-station) (probably 2b Maldon Road)ShopSachsLeather goods
Maldon Road (south of Sachs) (first floor) (probably 2a Maldon Road)TakeawaySimla
Ross closed chip shop 1984 and Simla probably opened then
Takeaway, Indian
Maldon Road (south of Sachs) (first floor) (probably 2a Maldon Road)RestaurantKashmir
(opened above Simla in February or March 1986)
Restaurant, Indian
2 Maldon Road (north of Chapel House)ShopDaymesClothes, ladies’
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesChannel 5 VideoVideo
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesCCI Systems???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesEssex Eagle Cars???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesRelin Valuers???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesModern Creatives (UK) Ltd.???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesI.C.C.Telex Services???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesMoriarty and Co.Solicitors
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesOvalcrest (Witham) Ltd.???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesPica PrintPrinting
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesR.S.Waters‘Plumber’
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesL.Waters‘Electrician’
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part)OfficesPDP‘Electrical wholesale distribution’
4 Maldon RoadShopThreebeesBags etc.
6-18 Maldon RoadRear entrance to Spread Eagle------
20 Maldon Road, Freeland House (north)SalonBernardsHairdresser
20 Maldon Road, Freeland House (south)OfficeJohn F.BaconSolicitor
22-28 Maldon Road, Crispin HouseOfficeKey Personnel
(this office opened May 1987)
30 Maldon Road (ground)Dental surgeryMiss J.E.McCahonDental surgery
30 Maldon Road (part of first floor)Office?Key Personnel Recruitment Ltd.Recruitment?
30 Maldon Road (part of first floor)Training centreWetherby Business Training Centre (on window)Training centre
36-38 Maldon RoadHouses---Residential
40-48 Maldon RoadScout hutFirst Witham ScoutsScout hut
50 Maldon RoadNew buildingP.Westwood and sons‘Building services’
52 Maldon RoadHouse---Residential
54 Maldon Road, Park Cottage (south of park entrance)House---Residential
Maltings Lane, Denholm Court (former maltings)Flats and houses---Residential
Mill Lane, north of 21Empty site (former tannery)------
Mill Lane, (north of former tannery)Bowling green (newish)---Bowling green
Mill Lane (east side, south end, Street, next to 132 Newland Street)Takeaway(no name)Takeaway, fried food
2-8 Mill Lane (east side)Showroom and salesMill Lane Stores
(Simple Simon closed 1983)
Second hand furniture
10-12 Mill Lane (site of) (10 Mill Lane, 12 Mill Lane)Near empty site (Shelley’s sheds demol-ished, two houses remaining probably empty)------
52 Mill LanePart of Hollybank estate of bungalows (new)---Residential
54-70 Mill LaneFlatsBramston ViewResidential
Moat Farm Chase (west side, site of old Moat farm)HousesChase House and one unnamedResidential
Moat Farm Chase (east side, site of old Moat farm outbuildings)Houses‘Moat farm’ (not in fact) and TimbersResidential
1-2 Newlands Precinct*ShopDorothy Perkins (Boots the chemist till 1987 when it moved to 42 Newland Street)Ladies’ clothes
3 Newlands Precinct*ShopDewhurst (previously Baxter, butcher)Butcher
4 Newlands Precinct*ShopGreetingsGreetings cards etc.
5 Newlands Precinct*ShopAristocratFurnishing and lights
6 Newlands Precinct*ShopGarmento (Bata, shoes, till summer 1989)Clothes
7 Newlands Precinct*ShopVictoria WineOff-licence
8 Newlands Precinct*ShopMusicrafts 2 (previously Childsplay, toys)Crafts, cards etc.
9-15 Newlands Precinct (then known as block 6) (ground)*ShopIceland
(took over Orchard Fresh Frozen foods, which closed down 29 March 1986, and reopened as Iceland 17 April 1986)
Frozen and other food
9-15 Newlands Precinct Pantile House (first floor)*Office??????
16 Newlands Precinct*Restaurant and takeawayRiaRestaurant and takeaway, Chinese
17 Newlands Precinct*Travel agentLunn Poly
(opened October 1987; formerly Rigby’s freezer centre which closed c. November 1986 after 6 years)
Travel agent
18 Newlands Precinct*Shoe repairs etc.Essex Shoe Repairs (and dry cleaners)
(opened 1985)
Shoe repairs etc.
19-20 Newlands Precinct*Shop and restaurantTooksBakers and restaurant
21 Newlands Precinct*ShopWitham Cycles (previously Shelley, clothes)Toys and cycles
22-24 Newlands Precinct (ground floor)*Super-marketBudgenSupermarket
22-24 Newlands Precinct (Broseley House, first floor)*OfficeBroseleyProperty?
27 Newlands Precinct**ShopMusicrafts
(moved here from 3 Newland Street c. 1980)
Records and tapes
28 Newlands Precinct*ShopOxfamCharity shop
29 Newlands Precinct*ShopCramphornGardening and pet and supplies
30-31 Newlands Precinct*ShopOrford
(moved to 29 in October 1991)
Kitchen supplies, ornaments  etc. (cheap)
32 Newlands Precinct*Building societyHalifaxBuilding society
33 Newlands Precinct*ShopDonald FreestonFruit and vegetables
34 Newlands Precinct*Television hireVisionhireTelevision hire
35 Newlands Precinct*Empty shop (Martin, books and records, just closed)------
Newland Street, Newlands House (first floor, entrance behind 50 Newland Street)Office??????
Newland Street (esst of no. 1)Police StationPolice StationPolice Station
1 Newland Street (part: Foster Court)Sheltered housing (new)Foster CourtResidential
1 Newland Street (part; Grove House)OfficesSedgwickInsurance
3 Newland Street (east end, ground floor)Shop (established 1981, refurb-ished 1989)The Office Shop (Kempco)Office supplies
3 Newland Street (west end, ground floor)Takeaway(no name)Takeaway, fried food
3 Newland Street (first floor, entrance west end)SalonsJeanna’s Hair Design (opened 10 January 1984); Sweeny’s the Barbers
Was Command Publicity (formerly of 39 Newland Street) in 1984
5 Newland Street (east end)ShopP.and P.‘Home improvements’, DIY supplies
5 Newland Street (upstairs, door at back) (part)OfficeCommand Publicity Ltd.Publicity
5 Newland Street (upstairs, door at back) (part)OfficeAccent TypographersDrawing office
5 Newland Street (upstairs, door between P and P and Stoffer)SalonCutz
(opened November 1987)
5 Newland Street (between P and P and Post Office)ShopSavory and Moore (took over Stoffer July 1987)Chemists and dispensary
5 Newland Street, General Post OfficePost Office (with extension at east built c. 1987 or 1988 where previously a vehicle entrance; new vehicle entrance now at back)General Post OfficePost Office
5 Newland Street, High HouseRestaurantLian
(opened c. December 1985 by Kim Mann)
Restaurant, Chinese
5a Newland Street (east of 5b) (part of 5 Newland Street)ShopBelson and SonsOptometrists
5b Newland Street (between 5a and Red Lion) (part of 5 Newland Street)OfficeTudor Employment AgencyRecruitment
7 Newland StreetPublic houseRed LionPublic house
9 Newland StreetBuilding societyWoolwich Building SocietyBuilding society
11 Newland StreetRestaurant (temp. closed for refurbish-ment)Witchy Poo
[re-opened as Starburger, probably in 1990]
13 Newland StreetShopCountryfresh (proprietor Paul Ryland, owner of 9-13)Fruit, vegetables, flowers
29 Newland StreetShop (refurb-ishment finished December)Altar ImageBridal wear
31 Newland StreetShop (refurbishment finished December)Healthy LivingHealth food and remedies
33 Newland StreetEmpty shop (refurb-ishment finished December)------
35 Newland StreetShopWoolworth (now extended back to Grove Centre)Miscellaneous
37 Newland StreetShop (and entrance to Grove Centre)GreenwoodMenswear
Newland Street, White Hart (no number)Public house and hotelWhite HartPublic house and hotel
39-41 Newland Street (39 Newland Street, 41 Newland Street)ShopGallantOutdoor clothing, camping, etc.
43 Newland StreetBetting officeCoral (since December 1985?)
Paper said a new one opened 1984 in Newland ST but this may have been somewhere else
Betting office
45 Newland StreetShopFads (since 15 February 1986)‘Homestyle by Fads’; decorating goods etc.
47-49 Newland Street (47 Newland Street, 49 Newland Street)Public house and hotelSpread EaglePublic house and hotel
51 Newland StreetShopSue RyderCharity shop
53 Newland Street (ground)Estate agent (sign up but not occupied yet)Douglas Allen SpiroEstate agent
53 Newland Street (upper floor)OfficeRoy BelshamArchitect
55 Newland StreetBankTrustee Savings BankBank
57 Newland StreetBankMidland BankBank
59 Newland StreetBankBarclaysBank
61 Newland Street (front)Building societyTown and Country Building SocietyBuilding society
61 Newland Street (back) (part)OfficeTown and Country Building Society Premises DepartmentProperty management
61 Newland Street (back) (part)OfficeSolid Fuel Advisory ServiceFuel advice
63 Newland StreetShopMondyIronmongers, hardware
65 Newland StreetOfficeBawtree and SonsSolicitors
67a Newland Street (east of 67b) (part of 67 Newland Street)Building societyCheshunt Building SocietyBuilding society
67b Newland Street (west of 67a) (part of 67 Newland Street)Estate agentPrudential Property ServicesEstate agent
83 Newland StreetEmpty shop--- (vacated by Gilbert who closed 28 January 1989)---
85 Newland StreetShopE.King and SonsJewellery, watches etc.
87-89 Newland Street (87 Newland Street, 89 Newland Street)OfficeF.H.Bright and SonsSolicitors
91 Newland StreetNewspaper officeBraintree and Witham TimesNewspaper office
93 Newland StreetEstate agent and Building societyAbbotts, with Abbey National Building Society (combined office)Estate agent and building society
95 Newland StreetBankNational Westminster BankBank
97 Newland StreetYard and building at back between 95 and 99 (part)Jetstream Car CleaningCar cleaning
97 Newland StreetYard and building at back between 95 and 99 (part)Pine Furniture WarehouseFurniture
99 Newland StreetBankLloyds BankBank
101 Newland StreetShopNewland Carpets
(opened 28 December 1987 when Spar closed)
103-105 Newland Street (103 Newland Street, 105 Newland Street)Department Store (part of)Co-op
(the whole re-opened as ‘Homemaker’ with new office and bank on first floor, 21 February 1985)
Furniture and bank
113-115 Newland Street (ground and part of first) (113 Newland Street, 115 Newland Street)Department Store (part of)Co-opElectrical goods (east part), empty, formerly food (west part) (this part in Jan. 1990 opened as Co-op ‘Style and Home’, with ‘Travel’ on left)
113-115 Newland Street (part of first floor) (113 Newland Street, 115 Newland Street)RestaurantSilver Fern
(opened May 1987 by Roy and Yvonne Sobanja)
117 Newland StreetTakeawayWitham House
(opened 1986)
Takeaway, Chinese
119 Newland StreetEmpty------
121 Newland Street (ground)OfficeGraystone Group???
121 Newland Street (first floor)OfficeEssex News ServiceNews service
123 Newland Street (up alley)OfficeParagraph Graphics 123Design etc.
125 Newland StreetEmpty------
127 Newland StreetHouse (127 is on front door, but entrance saying ‘The Gables’ is on left side of 125, near back)---Residential
129 Newland StreetSurgeryDoctor’s surgery (D.F.Davies, M.A.Baquai, R.Grew; B.R.Gough; E.Teverson; D.E.Beatty)Doctors’ surgery
131-135 Newland Street (in yard) (131 Newland Street, 133 Newland Street, 135 Newland Street)Empty, derelict------
137 Newland StreetBetting officeChase RacingBetting office
139 Newland StreetShopThe 4 Vintners
(‘O for a Drink’ obtained first licence here October 1985 and opened December 1985)
Off licence
141 Newland StreetSurgeryDental Surgery (J.P.E.Goold et al.)Dental surgery
143 Newland StreetEmpty---
Previously Poseurs, clothes shop which opened November 1984. Had theft in Feb 1989 and closed
145-147 Newland Street (145 Newland Street, 147 Newland Street)Vacant site with corrugated iron in front------
149-151 Newland Street (149 Newland Street, 151 Newland Street)ShopMotormania
(took over Autoparts c Feb 1984)
Car accessories
153 Newland Street, The SwanPublic houseThe SwanPublic house
155-157 Newland Street (155 Newland Street, 147 Newland Street)Empty (renovated 1990)------
Newland Street (north side, east corner of Avenue Road)Disused church and presbytery (sold 1987, church used until December 1988)------
Newland Street (north side, west corner of Avenue Road)Car sales and serviceDrivercare, Grove Garage (formerly Hurrell and Beardwell for whom see Braintree and Witham Times article 16 Feb 1984 filed in people files under H.
Hurrell and Beardwell bankrupt May 1986. Re-opened by David Beardwell same time.
Car sales and service
Newland Street (north side, east of Iceni House)??? (old building, possibly used by Inland Revenue???????
Newland Street, Iceni House (north side, east of B.L. Hall)OfficeInland RevenueTax office
Newland Street (north side, west of Iceni House)Meeting hallRoyal British Legion HallMeeting hall
Newland Street (north side, east corner of The Avenue)Car sales and serviceGlovers MotorsCar sales and service
2 Newland Street, Newbury HouseHouse---Residential
4 Newland StreetHouse---Residential
6 Newland StreetSurgeryDental Surgery; Roger DaviesDental surgery
8 Newland StreetHouse---Residential
10 Newland StreetHouse---Residential
12 Newland StreetOfficeMalcolm G.Smith‘Insurance Consultants’
14 Newland Street (at rear)House---Residential
16 Newland Street, Roslyn HouseEmpty, being refurbishedMarch 1984, Tarmac Homes moved into offices.
In 1988 or 1989 was temporary recruiting office for new Tesco super-market in Grove Centre)
18 Newland StreetLibraryWitham LibraryLibrary
18 Newland Street (first floor, part)OfficeRegistrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Braintree sub-districtRegistrar
18 Newland Street (first floor, part)OfficeCareers CentreCareers advice
20 Newland Street, Tiptree VillaHouse---Residential
22-26 Newland Street (22 Newland Street, 24 Newland Street, 26 Newland Street)Houses---Residential
28 Newland StreetShopRitz (opened Nov. or Dec. 1989)Video hire
30 Newland StreetShopPollardClothes
32 Newland StreetTravel agentWitham Travel Ltd.Travel agent
34 Newland StreetShopGK’s‘Motor factor’, car accessories
36 Newland StreetPublic houseThe GeorgePublic house
38 Newland StreetShopEastern ElectricityElectrical goods and payment centre
40 Newland StreetShopLisa MarieLadies’ clothes
42-44 Newland Street (42 Newland Street, 44 Newland Street)ShopBoots (opened 23 July 1987; formerly in Newlands precinct)Chemist and pharmacy
46 Newland StreetShopMatthewsButcher
48 Newland StreetShopSketchleyDry cleaning
50 Newland StreetShopMartin McCollNewsagents, confectionery etc.
52 Newland StreetShopFostersMen’s clothing
54 Newland StreetOpticianBoots Opticians (took over Edmund Wilkes here and elsewhere when EW retired; opened as Boots 25 August 1987)Optician
56 Newland StreetShopOliversShoes
58a Newland Street (i.e. east end of 58) (part of 58 Newland Street)Estate agentBairstow EvesEstate agent
58b Newland Street (at rear of 58) (part of 58 Newland Street)See Coach House Way------
58 Newland Street (i.e. west end of 58)ShopXtrasClothes
60 Newland StreetShop(no name)Clothes
60a Newland Street (at rear of 60) (part of 60 Newland Street)See Coach House Way------
62 Newland Street (east part)Shop??? (part of 60?)Clothes?
62 Newland Street (west part)ShopEmmelle (re-named from Witham Sports in February 1989; named from new boss Mike Leary’s initials)Sports goods
62a Newland Street (at rear of 62) (part of 62 Newland Street)See Coach House Way------
64 Newland StreetShopDER TVTelevision sales and hire
66b Newland Street (i.e. east end of 66) (part of 66 Newland Street)Funeral serviceBakers
(opened November 1987)
‘Funeral Service’
66 Newland Street (i.e. west end of 66, ground floor)Estate agentJonathansEstate agent
68 Newland StreetTravel and ticket agentKeith ProwseTravel and ticket agent
70 Newland StreetShop and post officeMartinsNewsagent, confectioner etc.
72 Newland StreetTravel agentJohn HilaryTravel agent
72a Newland Street (between 72 and 74) (part of 72 Newland Street)Office, empty ?Manning, Hilder and GirlingAccountants
74-76 Newland Street (74 Newland Street, 76 Newland Street)ShopRumbelowElectrical goods
78 Newland StreetFuneral serviceRichardsFuneral service
78c Newland Street (west of 78) (part of 78 Newland Street)ShopMichelleFlorist
78d Newland Street (entry at side of 78c) (part of 78 Newland Street)OfficeEaton House Consultants Ltd.???
80 Newland StreetShopMellonsWallpaper and decorating
82a Newland Street (at rear, entrance between 80 and 82) (part of 82 Newland Street)OfficeMarch and Co.‘Property managers’
82-84 Newland Street (82 Newland Street, 84 Newland Street)ShopCoopersDrapery, haberdashery etc.
84a Newland Street (above 84) (part of 84 Newland Street)SalonRichmonds
(opened December 1984)
‘Hair and beauty salon’
84c Newland Street (rear of 84) (part of 84 Newland Street)Picture framingArtframersPicture framing
86 Newland StreetShopEastern GasGas equipment sales and payment centre
88 Newland StreetShopL.HoltButcher
88 Newland Street (above)OfficePriest and Co.Ltd.Insurance?
Newland Street (between 88 and 90)ChurchUnited Reformed ChurchChurch
90-92 Newland Street (90 Newland Street, 92 Newland Street)ShopByfordsFurniture, china, etc.
94 Newland StreetSalonSilhouette du BarryHairdressers
96 Newland Street (ground)Building societyNationwide Anglia Building SocietyBuilding society
98 Newland Street (ground)Estate agentBalchEstate agents
98 Newland Street (first floor)OfficeDavid Williams PartnershipSolicitors
98 Newland Street (second floor)OfficeGerald Herbert Insurance ServicesInsurance
100 Newland StreetBatsford Court Hotel------
104 Newland StreetVideo hireWitham Video CentreVideo hire
106 Newland StreetOfficeR.PipeInsurance
102-116 Newland Street, Newland Court (east of no. 118)Flats, sheltered accomm-odationNewland Court
(opened 1988)
118-120 Newland Street (118 Newland Street, 120 Newland Street)ShopHighway Bookshop (opened c.1988; proprietor Sylvia Saunders)Books
124 Newland StreetShopBorno‘Dispensing Chemist’
124 Newland Street (side entrance)OfficeAlison and PartnersInsurance brokers
126-128 Newland Street (126 Newland Street, 128 Newland Street)ShopE.G.CoatesElectrical goods and cycles
130 Newland Street (including former forge)Public houseThe CrotchetPublic house
132 Newland StreetShopA.J.M.Glass, Witham Glass CentreGlass

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