Rooftops circa 1880 - 1890

  • 47 Church Road
  • Extract from 1910 map
Archive Notes:

Photograph of rooftops in the centre of the village, possibly taken from a window of Wheatley House, at a time when there were only four buildings along the north side of Church Road east of the Parish Church before Friday Lane, circa 1880 - 1890. However, the 1910 map shows only 3 plots with houses on it, so the interpretation of the rooftop photo may be incorrect with only two houses on the north side of Church Road visible, numbers 45 and 47 Church Road (the two similar looking ones with 'white' roofs, while 49 church Road (set back) was not visible

45 Church Road is called Iliffe House after William Iliffe Pike who lived here, as evidenced by the 1910 valuation survey.

A photo of 47 Church Road is attached

49 Church Road was built in 1881, then called Park Hill, now Holywell Cottage, see record numbers 1800 and 1801

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