113-117 High Street

  • College Farm, south-west facade
  • College Farm, south-east view
  • Old Chequers (113-115 High Street) and College Farm (117 High Street)
  • College Farm, south-west facade
  • College Farm, south-east view
  • The stream
  • The stream
  • 2018. The old Chequers, 113-1115 High Street
Archive Notes:

Photos of College Farm with parts of the Old Chequers and Photos showing the stream emerging from the culvert in front of College Farm in 1998 & looking along stream towards the High Street, and one photo taken in 2018.

113 High Street and 115 High Street. This was the Chequers Inn which was trading as such in 1630 or, maybe, earlier. In the1920s, 113 High Street had become a grocery and sweet shop and, by the 1960s both were houses.

College Farm. This is marked on a map of 1593 but appears to have been rebuilt in the seventeenth or eighteenth century, believed to have been in 1768. Thomas James Robbins, son of James Robbins, was living here in 1891, 1901 and 1911 and it was in the attic here that James Robbins’ notebooks were found. It was bought by All Souls College in 1904, the college already owned surrounding land. Later it was the home of William Tombs, one of the pioneers of Local Government in Wheatley.

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