Early Occupants

In 1810, the occupations of street residents, excluding servants, were given as

42% legal (in house numbers 2W, 7, 11, 12, 15 -16,17, 21W, 22, 27-29, 32-33, 35-37, 40 and 41E)

16% gentleman or not given (in house numbers 1, 5, 10,14, 21E, 31 and 34)

13% widow/gentlewoman (in house numbers 2E, 3, 9, 23-24 and 38)

9% builder (in house numbers 18, 19, 41W and 42)

7% retired sailor/soldier (in house numberss 4, 26 and 39)

5% minister of religion (in house numbers 8 and 25)

2% civil servant (in house number 6)

2% merchant (in house number 13)

2% architect (in house number 20)

2% banker (in house number 30).

This form of analysis managed to discount many of the women living in the street!

Victorian Period

In the period from 1841 to 1901, around a third of the people living in the houses were servants. 

When it comes to other occupations, the picture is not so different between Victorian times and today. Many residents belong to the legal profession. There are still doctors, business people, engineers, and academics among the current residents. But today's employment base is much more diverse and contains many more women.

Occasional help with cleaning and gardening on a regular basis is the closest the current residents get to employing servants!