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Bristol House

It is said that this house was built in 1870 for £700 for Annabel Thomas’ grandfather's sister  when she married Edward Jones  a Saddler. The house was built to take in people coming to take waters, it was a Saddlers shop and later had milk round and sold milk. On fair days the Nat West bank opened a branch in the house. Later the Council had an office in the back room (near the side door) for 1 day a week. A Doctor's surgery was also held here once a week. After the closure of the Saddlers shop on the death of the last saddler, the tools and contents of the workshop were moved to St Fagans Museum in Cardiff.  


  • 1911
    Edward Jones age 62.  a widower, saddler and harness maker, Joshua Price Jones, age 25, and Edward Jones,age 23,  his sons both saddlers and harness makers, Cadwgan Powell age 20, a groom, David Jenkins, age 39,  servant, saddler and harness maker, Ellen Price, age 42,  servant,  John Charles Cockrel Pryke, age 67, a boarder and  fishmonger.  

  • 1901
    Edward Jones a saddler (now a widower) age 51,  with 3 sons ; Joshua age 15, Edward age 13, Cadwgan age 9 and 1 daughter, Catherine age 4. There was also a servant David Jenkins age 27, also a saddler and Ann Jones age 26, a general domestic 
  • 1891
    Edward Jones Sadler, age 43, his wife,Mary, age 32, Joshua age 5, Edward age 3, Thomas age 2, and Sarah age 1, a  boarder, David Jenkins  (also a saddler) and 1 servant / domestic, Catherine Thomas age 14

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