WITHAM, COMMERCIAL AREAS IN 1989
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).

Address Description if any Title Occupation
Braintree Road (west side south of no.1, at entrance to Thompson’s Yard) Small cabin, video hire Video Shak Video hire
Braintree Road, Thompsons Yard (part) Shop and show-rooms, several buildings Ramsden Mills Carpet showrooms and sales
Braintree Road, Thompsons Yard (part) Coal yard G.F.Thompson Coal merchant
13 Braintree Road Shop J.Fairs Food shop
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Surgery Brookend Veterinary Surgery Veterinary surgery
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Office P.and L.Business Systems ‘Business systems’
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Family centre Bellfields Family Centre Family centre
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Surgery De Leuw Chadwick Oheocha ‘Civil Engineers’
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Office? Trace Elliot Amplifiers
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Training centre Witham Technology Centre
(oofficial opening April 1985)
Computer training
Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road*
(opened as Templars Complex 1984)
Office Essex Probation Service Probation office
2 Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road (part)* Video hire Kemart Video Video hire
8 Cullens Mill, 49 Braintree Road (part)* Pool Club Witham Pool Club Pool club
Bus shelter corner of Braintree and Albert Road Shop. Opened 1984 Flower shop
10 Braintree Road House, formerly shop Residential
Braintree Road Factory Crittall’s Metal windows
13 Bridge Street (site of 13-21) Public house Morning Star Public house
27a Bridge Street (part of 27 Bridge Street) Shop Jean’s Florists
(Run by Jean Burt, opened 1st March 1986)
Flowers
29 Bridge Street Offices St.George’s House Business Centre (including McLaughlin and Harvey plc) Miscellaneous offices (M & H = builders and developers)
31-57 Bridge Street New houses (built c.1987 some on street some behind)
69 onwards, Bridge Street Club and bar R.A.F.A. club Club and bar
Bridge Street Sports centre and pool Bramston Sports Centre Sports centre and pool
Bridge Street, Bridge Court (formerly no. 2) Houses, newish
30 Bridge Street (also including site of 32) Motorcycle sales Bridge Street Motorcyles Motorcycles, 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 Hill Empty site, bungalow demolished
55 Chipping Hill Surgery Doctor Michael Lee Doctor’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 Hill Public house The Albert Public house
18 Chipping Hill Forge Forge (Melvin Baker) Blacksmith
Chipping Hill, Old Vicarage House Residential
7 Church Street Public house The 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) Shop Bibby[?] Newsagent
Church Street (north of 53) Church Assemblies of God: Bethel chapel. Church
Church Street (south of 71) Entrance to Chipping Dell
2 Church Street Public house White Horse Public house
4 Church Street, Oakville House Residential
6 Church Street House Residential
8 Church Street Shop Geoff King Electrical goods
10 Church Street Takeaway H.G.Stibbs and son (in fact not longer Stibbs but this is still on fascia) Takeaway (fish and fried food)
12 Church Street Salon Blades Hairdressing (ladies)
14 Church Street Shop A.W.Sutton and son Video hire, confectionery
16 Church Street Shop E.and J.Tackle Fishing tackle, bike repair
22 Church Street House Residential
24 Church Street House Residential
26 Church Street House Residential
28-40 Church Street Terrace of houses Known 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 Street Empty shop (closed summer 1989)
(had been Bascombe previously for 18 months)
56 Church Street (behind) Plumber’s yard and showroom Witham Interiors (Keith Brown) Plumber’s yard and showroom
Coach House Way (later name; was then 62a Newland Street, part of 62 Newland Street)) Hire centre Dale Hire Equipment hire
Coach House Way (later name; was then probably 60a Newland Street, part of 60 Newland Street) Shop Kitchen and Tile Centre Kitchen equipment and tiles
Coach House Way (later name; was then 58b Newland Street, part of 58 Newland Street) Workshop Witham Upholsterers Upholstery workshop
1 Collingwood Road Shop Maison furnishers Soft furnishing
1a Collingwood Road, Woodland House (above) (part of 1 Collingwood Road) Office ? Door between 3 and 3A, to upstairs Stentiford Close Registrars Ltd. Registrars
3 Collingwood Road Betting office Chase Racing Betting office
3a Collingwood Road (part of 3 Collingwood Road) Estate agent Connells
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 Road Office Tudor Employment Agency
(SPL (Senior Personnel Ltd) set here in August 1989; same owner as Tudor but more specialised)
Recruitment
7 Collingwood Road (part), Lockram Villas (part) Office Kittle 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 Road Flats, sheltered accommodation Collingwood Noel-Pelly House Residential
63 Collingwood Road Clinic Collingwood Osteopathic Clinic (Peter Jarvis) Osteopath
69 Collingwood Road Office and meeting hall Witham Labour Party Hall Political party, constituency HQ
2 Collingwood Road (south part) Showroom and shop Daman Plumbing, kitchen and bathroom equipment and furnishings
2 Collingwood Road (north part) Waiting room and booking office Beacon Cab Co. Taxi hire
4-10 Collingwood Road (4 Collingwood Road, 6 Collingwood Road, 8 Collingwood Road, 10 Collingwood Road) Office Mid-Essex Health Authority Health authority office
12 Collingwood Road (part of south part) Office Witham Town Council Local authority office
12 Collingwood Road (part of south part) Office Citizen’s Advice Bureau Advice office
14 Collingwood Road Club and bar Constitutional Club Club and bar
16 Collingwood Road House Residential
Collingwood Road (esst side, north of no. 16) Bowls Club, driveway from road Witham Bowls Club Bowling green and club
18 Collingwood Road House Residential
48 Collingwood Road Office Selven Systems ‘Computer systems and maintenance’
Collingwood Road, Avenue Lodge (east side, corner of the Avenue) Office Braintree Constituency Conservative Association Political office
Collins Lane Gated entrance to rear of Newland Street buildings Residential?
Cressing Road Public house Cherry Tree Public house
1 Easton Road Workshop and office J.B.Slythe ‘Monumental masons established for over a century’
1 Freebornes Court Office Witham Area Office Braintree District Council) Local government office and meeting room.
2 Freebornes Court Office Anne Castell Solicitor
3-5 Freebornes Court, Wilson House (3 Freebornes Court, 5 Freebornes Court) Office David Wilson Homes (Anglia) Ltd. Property
6 Freebornes Court Office Michael Jones Solicitor
7 Freebornes Court Office Kort Propulsion Propellers
8 Freebornes Court Office TSB District Office Banking
9 Freebornes Court Office (empty)
1 Grove Shopping Centre* Super-market Tesco
(opened 1 December 1987)
Supermarket
2 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 1)* Shop Auditions Hi-fi, electrical
3 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 1a)* Shop Shoe save Shoes
4 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 2)* Shop Kingston Butcher
5 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 3)* Shop Tweed Baker
6 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 4)* Shop High Fashion Clothes
7 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 5)* Shop Tandem Shoes
8 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 6)* Shop Uni-part Car parts
9 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 7)* Shop K.Bixby Jeweller
10 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 8)* Shop Richards Ladies’ clothing
11 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 8a)* Shop Adams
(opened here 1988)
Children’s clothing
12 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 9) (old maltings)* Shop Superdrug Chemist
13 Grove Shopping Centre (later no. 12a Grove Shopping Centre) (unit 9a)* Shop Clinton cards Greetings cards
14 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K1)* Shop Flower Box Flowers
15 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K2)* Shop The Shoe Company Shoes
16 Grove Shopping Centre (unit K3)* Shop Primetime Clothes
17 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 10)* Travel agent Intatravel Travel agent
17a Grove Shopping Centre* Office (first floor, over 17) Grove Shopping Centre, management office Shopping centre management
18 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 11)* Shop Surprise Toys and stationery
19 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 12)* Opticians Miller and Santhouse Optician
20 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 13)* Shop Clarks Shoes Shoes
21 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 14)* Shop Leaders Clothes?
22 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 15)* Shop Mackays Clothing
23 Grove Shopping Centre (unit 16)* Salon Command Performance Hairdresser
1 Guithavon Street (ground floor) Takeaway Mama Dells Pizzas Takeaway, pizzas
1 Guithavon Street (first floor) Restaurant Chatsbury Restaurant
1 Guithavon Street (part, leanto on back) Waiting room and booking office Knights Taxis Taxi hire
Guithavon Street (west of no. 1) New building under const-ruction
3-5 Guithavon Street, Dickens House (3 Guithavon Street, 5 Guithavon Street) Office Baverstock, Pollock and Co Accountants
7 Guithavon Street Empty
9 Guithavon Street ??? (possibly part of 11) ???
11 Guithavon Street Office Roger Hart and Co. Solicitor
13 Guithavon Street (part) Office Willett Salmon and Sealey Quantity Surveyors
13 Guithavon Street (part) Office William Clark and Vickers (Witham) Quantity Surveyors
13 Guithavon Street (part) Office James Rist Partnership Building Surveyors
13 Guithavon Street (part) Office or workshop? A.Gordon Cabinet makers
13 Guithavon Street (part) Office Sealey Vail parnership Quantity Surveyors
13 Guithavon Street (part) Office Remi Adelaide partnership Engineers
15 Guithavon Street (part) Office Gerald Herbert (Insurance Services) Ltd. Insurance
15 Guithavon Street (part) Office Prince Group: Prince Construction Ltd. Building
17 Guithavon Street Office Redland Surveys Ltd. ‘Land surveyors’
19 Guithavon Street, Colne House Office Bland Fielden and Co. Accountants
21-37 Guithavon Street Houses
39-49 Guithavon Street Church Methodist Church Methodist Church
Guithavon Street (south side, between 49 and 51) Hall? (old church) Methodist Church hall? Meeting hall?
51 Guithavon Street House (set back) Residential
53 Guithavon Street Flats, sheltered accomm-odation (new built) Mill Vale Lodge
(demolition of old buildings began September 1986? flats first on sale 21 February 1986?)
Residential
Guithavon Street (south side, near corner of Mill Lane) Public house The Crown Public house
Guithavon Street (south side, corner of Mill Lane (old fire station) Storage? Storage?
4 Guithavon Street (old building, behind 68 Newland Street, part) Takeaway Crumbs ‘Sandwich bar’, takeaway
4 Guithavon Street (old building, behind 68 Newland Street, part) Salon Colours Hair Salon
Opened 1987
Hairdressing
4 Guithavon Street (old building, behind 68 Newland Street, part) Health club (entrance behind 68) Brandon’s Health Club Health 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) Church Church 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) House Presbytery (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 Court Residential
Guithavon Street, Podsbrook House (north side, corner of Guithavon Valley) Flats, sheltered accommodation (Witham Housing Assoc.) Podsbrook House Residential
17 Guithavon Valley Shop and repairs John Trowles Electrical 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 Valley Houses Residential
4 Guithavon Valley Surgery R.J.Hossack Dental surgery
6-8 Guithavon Valley (6 Guithavon Valley, 8 Guithavon Valley) Houses Residential
The Old Mill House, Guithavon Valley House Residential
Hatfield Road, Bridge Hospital Bridge Hospital, learning difficulties
Hatfield Road Fire Station Fire Station Fire Station
Hatfield Road Ambulance Station Ambulance station Ambulance Station
Hatfield Road, Ivy Chimneys Accom-modation for staff at Bridge Residential
Hatfield Road, corner of Maltings Lane Public house Jack and Jenny Public house
Hatfield Road, Lynfield Garage and filling station (how long there?) Lynfield Garage and filling station
1-3 Lawn Chase (former site of Lawn House) Houses Residential
Lockram Lane (behind 40 Newland Street) (ground) Salon Trimmers Hairdresser
Lockram Lane (behind 40 Newland Street), probably known as 40B Newland Street) (above?) Office Phillips 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 Road Shop 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 Road House and restaurant Crofters Wine Bar Restaurant
27 Maldon Road Shop Penny Lane Clothes
31-35 Maldon Road (31 Maldon Road, 33 Maldon Road, 35 Maldon Road) Houses Residential
37 Maldon Road Shop (new built) ??? Confectioner, tobacconist etc.
39 Maldon Road Meeting Hall Masons’ hall Meeting Hall
41 Maldon Road Optician Harley opticians Optician
Maldon Road (old school, south of 41) Youth Centre Parkside 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) Garage Groveside Garage
77-83 Maldon Road (including former garage site north of 77) (part, at back) Car repair shed P.McCulloch Car repairs
77-83 Maldon Road (including former garage site north of 77) (part) Tyre and auto service Albany
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 repairs J.Hollick and Son Shoe repairs
2c Maldon Road (south of Hollick) (part of 2 Maldon Road) Takeaway Empire 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) Shop Sachs Leather goods
Maldon Road (south of Sachs) (first floor) (probably 2a Maldon Road) Takeaway Simla
Ross closed chip shop 1984 and Simla probably opened then
Takeaway, Indian
Maldon Road (south of Sachs) (first floor) (probably 2a Maldon Road) Restaurant Kashmir
(opened above Simla in February or March 1986)
Restaurant, Indian
2 Maldon Road (north of Chapel House) Shop Daymes Clothes, ladies’
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices Channel 5 Video Video
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices CCI Systems ???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices Essex Eagle Cars ???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices Relin Valuers ???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices Modern Creatives (UK) Ltd. ???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices I.C.C.Telex Services ???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices Moriarty and Co. Solicitors
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices Ovalcrest (Witham) Ltd. ???
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices Pica Print Printing
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices R.S.Waters ‘Plumber’
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices L.Waters ‘Electrician’
2b Maldon Road, Chapel House (old Baptist chapel, south of 2) (part) Offices PDP ‘Electrical wholesale distribution’
4 Maldon Road Shop Threebees Bags etc.
6-18 Maldon Road Rear entrance to Spread Eagle
20 Maldon Road, Freeland House (north) Salon Bernards Hairdresser
20 Maldon Road, Freeland House (south) Office John F.Bacon Solicitor
22-28 Maldon Road, Crispin House Office Key Personnel
(this office opened May 1987)
Recruitment
30 Maldon Road (ground) Dental surgery Miss J.E.McCahon Dental surgery
30 Maldon Road (part of first floor) Office? Key Personnel Recruitment Ltd. Recruitment?
30 Maldon Road (part of first floor) Training centre Wetherby Business Training Centre (on window) Training centre
36-38 Maldon Road Houses Residential
40-48 Maldon Road Scout hut First Witham Scouts Scout hut
50 Maldon Road New building P.Westwood and sons ‘Building services’
52 Maldon Road House 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 21 Empty 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 sales Mill 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 Lane Part of Hollybank estate of bungalows (new) Residential
54-70 Mill Lane Flats Bramston View Residential
Moat Farm Chase (west side, site of old Moat farm) Houses Chase House and one unnamed Residential
Moat Farm Chase (east side, site of old Moat farm outbuildings) Houses ‘Moat farm’ (not in fact) and Timbers Residential
1-2 Newlands Precinct* Shop Dorothy Perkins (Boots the chemist till 1987 when it moved to 42 Newland Street) Ladies’ clothes
3 Newlands Precinct* Shop Dewhurst (previously Baxter, butcher) Butcher
4 Newlands Precinct* Shop Greetings Greetings cards etc.
5 Newlands Precinct* Shop Aristocrat Furnishing and lights
6 Newlands Precinct* Shop Garmento (Bata, shoes, till summer 1989) Clothes
7 Newlands Precinct* Shop Victoria Wine Off-licence
8 Newlands Precinct* Shop Musicrafts 2 (previously Childsplay, toys) Crafts, cards etc.
9-15 Newlands Precinct (then known as block 6) (ground)* Shop Iceland
(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 takeaway Ria Restaurant and takeaway, Chinese
17 Newlands Precinct* Travel agent Lunn 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 restaurant Tooks Bakers and restaurant
21 Newlands Precinct* Shop Witham Cycles (previously Shelley, clothes) Toys and cycles
22-24 Newlands Precinct (ground floor)* Super-market Budgen Supermarket
22-24 Newlands Precinct (Broseley House, first floor)* Office Broseley Property?
27 Newlands Precinct** Shop Musicrafts
(moved here from 3 Newland Street c. 1980)
Records and tapes
28 Newlands Precinct* Shop Oxfam Charity shop
29 Newlands Precinct* Shop Cramphorn Gardening and pet and supplies
30-31 Newlands Precinct* Shop Orford
(moved to 29 in October 1991)
Kitchen supplies, ornaments  etc. (cheap)
32 Newlands Precinct* Building society Halifax Building society
33 Newlands Precinct* Shop Donald Freeston Fruit and vegetables
34 Newlands Precinct* Television hire Visionhire Television 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 Station Police Station Police Station
1 Newland Street (part: Foster Court) Sheltered housing (new) Foster Court Residential
1 Newland Street (part; Grove House) Offices Sedgwick Insurance
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) Salons Jeanna’s Hair Design (opened 10 January 1984); Sweeny’s the Barbers
Was Command Publicity (formerly of 39 Newland Street) in 1984
Hairdressing
5 Newland Street (east end) Shop P.and P. ‘Home improvements’, DIY supplies
5 Newland Street (upstairs, door at back) (part) Office Command Publicity Ltd. Publicity
5 Newland Street (upstairs, door at back) (part) Office Accent Typographers Drawing office
5 Newland Street (upstairs, door between P and P and Stoffer) Salon Cutz
(opened November 1987)
Hairdressing
5 Newland Street (between P and P and Post Office) Shop Savory and Moore (took over Stoffer July 1987) Chemists and dispensary
5 Newland Street, General Post Office Post Office (with extension at east built c. 1987 or 1988 where previously a vehicle entrance; new vehicle entrance now at back) General Post Office Post Office
5 Newland Street, High House Restaurant Lian
(opened c. December 1985 by Kim Mann)
Restaurant, Chinese
5a Newland Street (east of 5b) (part of 5 Newland Street) Shop Belson and Sons Optometrists
5b Newland Street (between 5a and Red Lion) (part of 5 Newland Street) Office Tudor Employment Agency Recruitment
7 Newland Street Public house Red Lion Public house
9 Newland Street Building society Woolwich Building Society Building society
11 Newland Street Restaurant (temp. closed for refurbish-ment) Witchy Poo
[re-opened as Starburger, probably in 1990]
Restaurant
13 Newland Street Shop Countryfresh (proprietor Paul Ryland, owner of 9-13) Fruit, vegetables, flowers
29 Newland Street Shop (refurb-ishment finished December) Altar Image Bridal wear
31 Newland Street Shop (refurbishment finished December) Healthy Living Health food and remedies
33 Newland Street Empty shop (refurb-ishment finished December)
35 Newland Street Shop Woolworth (now extended back to Grove Centre) Miscellaneous
37 Newland Street Shop (and entrance to Grove Centre) Greenwood Menswear
Newland Street, White Hart (no number) Public house and hotel White Hart Public house and hotel
39-41 Newland Street (39 Newland Street, 41 Newland Street) Shop Gallant Outdoor clothing, camping, etc.
43 Newland Street Betting office Coral (since December 1985?)
Paper said a new one opened 1984 in Newland ST but this may have been somewhere else
Betting office
45 Newland Street Shop Fads (since 15 February 1986) ‘Homestyle by Fads’; decorating goods etc.
47-49 Newland Street (47 Newland Street, 49 Newland Street) Public house and hotel Spread Eagle Public house and hotel
51 Newland Street Shop Sue Ryder Charity shop
53 Newland Street (ground) Estate agent (sign up but not occupied yet) Douglas Allen Spiro Estate agent
53 Newland Street (upper floor) Office Roy Belsham Architect
55 Newland Street Bank Trustee Savings Bank Bank
57 Newland Street Bank Midland Bank Bank
59 Newland Street Bank Barclays Bank
61 Newland Street (front) Building society Town and Country Building Society Building society
61 Newland Street (back) (part) Office Town and Country Building Society Premises Department Property management
61 Newland Street (back) (part) Office Solid Fuel Advisory Service Fuel advice
63 Newland Street Shop Mondy Ironmongers, hardware
65 Newland Street Office Bawtree and Sons Solicitors
67a Newland Street (east of 67b) (part of 67 Newland Street) Building society Cheshunt Building Society Building society
67b Newland Street (west of 67a) (part of 67 Newland Street) Estate agent Prudential Property Services Estate agent
83 Newland Street Empty shop — (vacated by Gilbert who closed 28 January 1989)
85 Newland Street Shop E.King and Sons Jewellery, watches etc.
87-89 Newland Street (87 Newland Street, 89 Newland Street) Office F.H.Bright and Sons Solicitors
91 Newland Street Newspaper office Braintree and Witham Times Newspaper office
93 Newland Street Estate agent and Building society Abbotts, with Abbey National Building Society (combined office) Estate agent and building society
95 Newland Street Bank National Westminster Bank Bank
97 Newland Street Yard and building at back between 95 and 99 (part) Jetstream Car Cleaning Car cleaning
97 Newland Street Yard and building at back between 95 and 99 (part) Pine Furniture Warehouse Furniture
99 Newland Street Bank Lloyds Bank Bank
101 Newland Street Shop Newland Carpets
(opened 28 December 1987 when Spar closed)
Carpets
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-op Electrical 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) Restaurant Silver Fern
(opened May 1987 by Roy and Yvonne Sobanja)
Restaurant
117 Newland Street Takeaway Witham House
(opened 1986)
Takeaway, Chinese
119 Newland Street Empty
121 Newland Street (ground) Office Graystone Group ???
121 Newland Street (first floor) Office Essex News Service News service
123 Newland Street (up alley) Office Paragraph Graphics 123 Design etc.
125 Newland Street Empty
127 Newland Street House (127 is on front door, but entrance saying ‘The Gables’ is on left side of 125, near back) Residential
129 Newland Street Surgery Doctor’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 Street Betting office Chase Racing Betting office
139 Newland Street Shop The 4 Vintners
(‘O for a Drink’ obtained first licence here October 1985 and opened December 1985)
Off licence
141 Newland Street Surgery Dental Surgery (J.P.E.Goold et al.) Dental surgery
143 Newland Street Empty
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) Shop Motormania
(took over Autoparts c Feb 1984)
Car accessories
153 Newland Street, The Swan Public house The Swan Public 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 service Drivercare, 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) Office Inland Revenue Tax office
Newland Street (north side, west of Iceni House) Meeting hall Royal British Legion Hall Meeting hall
Newland Street (north side, east corner of The Avenue) Car sales and service Glovers Motors Car sales and service
2 Newland Street, Newbury House House Residential
4 Newland Street House Residential
6 Newland Street Surgery Dental Surgery; Roger Davies Dental surgery
8 Newland Street House Residential
10 Newland Street House Residential
12 Newland Street Office Malcolm G.Smith ‘Insurance Consultants’
14 Newland Street (at rear) House Residential
16 Newland Street, Roslyn House Empty, being refurbished March 1984, Tarmac Homes moved into offices.
In 1988 or 1989 was temporary recruiting office for new Tesco super-market in Grove Centre)
18 Newland Street Library Witham Library Library
18 Newland Street (first floor, part) Office Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Braintree sub-district Registrar
18 Newland Street (first floor, part) Office Careers Centre Careers advice
20 Newland Street, Tiptree Villa House Residential
22-26 Newland Street (22 Newland Street, 24 Newland Street, 26 Newland Street) Houses Residential
28 Newland Street Shop Ritz (opened Nov. or Dec. 1989) Video hire
30 Newland Street Shop Pollard Clothes
32 Newland Street Travel agent Witham Travel Ltd. Travel agent
34 Newland Street Shop GK’s ‘Motor factor’, car accessories
36 Newland Street Public house The George Public house
38 Newland Street Shop Eastern Electricity Electrical goods and payment centre
40 Newland Street Shop Lisa Marie Ladies’ clothes
42-44 Newland Street (42 Newland Street, 44 Newland Street) Shop Boots (opened 23 July 1987; formerly in Newlands precinct) Chemist and pharmacy
46 Newland Street Shop Matthews Butcher
48 Newland Street Shop Sketchley Dry cleaning
50 Newland Street Shop Martin McColl Newsagents, confectionery etc.
52 Newland Street Shop Fosters Men’s clothing
54 Newland Street Optician Boots Opticians (took over Edmund Wilkes here and elsewhere when EW retired; opened as Boots 25 August 1987) Optician
56 Newland Street Shop Olivers Shoes
58a Newland Street (i.e. east end of 58) (part of 58 Newland Street) Estate agent Bairstow Eves Estate 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) Shop Xtras Clothes
60 Newland Street Shop (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) Shop Emmelle (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 Street Shop DER TV Television sales and hire
66b Newland Street (i.e. east end of 66) (part of 66 Newland Street) Funeral service Bakers
(opened November 1987)
‘Funeral Service’
66 Newland Street (i.e. west end of 66, ground floor) Estate agent Jonathans Estate agent
68 Newland Street Travel and ticket agent Keith Prowse Travel and ticket agent
70 Newland Street Shop and post office Martins Newsagent, confectioner etc.
72 Newland Street Travel agent John Hilary Travel agent
72a Newland Street (between 72 and 74) (part of 72 Newland Street) Office, empty ? Manning, Hilder and Girling Accountants
74-76 Newland Street (74 Newland Street, 76 Newland Street) Shop Rumbelow Electrical goods
78 Newland Street Funeral service Richards Funeral service
78c Newland Street (west of 78) (part of 78 Newland Street) Shop Michelle Florist
78d Newland Street (entry at side of 78c) (part of 78 Newland Street) Office Eaton House Consultants Ltd. ???
80 Newland Street Shop Mellons Wallpaper and decorating
82a Newland Street (at rear, entrance between 80 and 82) (part of 82 Newland Street) Office March and Co. ‘Property managers’
82-84 Newland Street (82 Newland Street, 84 Newland Street) Shop Coopers Drapery, haberdashery etc.
84a Newland Street (above 84) (part of 84 Newland Street) Salon Richmonds
(opened December 1984)
‘Hair and beauty salon’
84c Newland Street (rear of 84) (part of 84 Newland Street) Picture framing Artframers Picture framing
86 Newland Street Shop Eastern Gas Gas equipment sales and payment centre
88 Newland Street Shop L.Holt Butcher
88 Newland Street (above) Office Priest and Co.Ltd. Insurance?
Newland Street (between 88 and 90) Church United Reformed Church Church
90-92 Newland Street (90 Newland Street, 92 Newland Street) Shop Byfords Furniture, china, etc.
94 Newland Street Salon Silhouette du Barry Hairdressers
96 Newland Street (ground) Building society Nationwide Anglia Building Society Building society
98 Newland Street (ground) Estate agent Balch Estate agents
98 Newland Street (first floor) Office David Williams Partnership Solicitors
98 Newland Street (second floor) Office Gerald Herbert Insurance Services Insurance
100 Newland Street Batsford Court Hotel
104 Newland Street Video hire Witham Video Centre Video hire
106 Newland Street Office R.Pipe Insurance
102-116 Newland Street, Newland Court (east of no. 118) Flats, sheltered accomm-odation Newland Court
(opened 1988)
Residential
118-120 Newland Street (118 Newland Street, 120 Newland Street) Shop Highway Bookshop (opened c.1988; proprietor Sylvia Saunders) Books
124 Newland Street Shop Borno ‘Dispensing Chemist’
124 Newland Street (side entrance) Office Alison and Partners Insurance brokers
126-128 Newland Street (126 Newland Street, 128 Newland Street) Shop E.G.Coates Electrical goods and cycles
130 Newland Street (including former forge) Public house The Crotchet Public house
132 Newland Street Shop A.J.M.Glass, Witham Glass Centre Glass
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