1, 4, 5 Crown Square

  • c. 1935, 4 and 5 Crown Square and 1 Farm Close Lane, now 1 Crown Square
  • 2018. 1 Crown Square
  • Geroge Hanks senior and Jack Hanks outsdie 1 Farm Close Lane.
  • Mid 1950s. George Hanks, senior, on the wall; Norman Hanks; Eileen Hanks and Ken Hanks outside 1 Farm Close Lane.
  • Near Hanks Cottage, 1 Farm Close Lane in mid-1950s, George Dungey
  • 1943. George Hanks, Ann Hanks, Norman Hanks outside 1 Farm Close Lane.
  • Early 1930s
Back row: Harry Stringer, Jack Hanks, Ellen Hanks (nee Stringer and in a hat), George Hanks
Front row: Eileen Hanks (Dungey), Eric Hanks, Les Hanks
  • 1962/3, Mervyn Hillsdon, Miss Hillsdon
Archive Notes:

c. 1935 picture from Francis Frith collection of 4 and 5 Crown Square and 1 Farm Close Lane, now 1 Crown Square, and junction of Farm Close Lane. Also cottages that were demolished and replaced before 1960. Donated by Andrina de Paiva, 1 Crown Square in 2015. See record 0990 for more information on the 1958 planning applications.

Various family photos of the Hanks family and George Dungey

This part of the village, where High Street gives onto Crown Square, was the messy and smelly industrial area with a hide and tannery business being carried on using the river which ran behind the properties on the south of High Street and then crossed over the square. The predecessor buildings on the west, now  Nos 1, 2 and 3, were part of this business. The old cottages on the south were in a location called Louse Hill, perhaps for obvious reasons, but these have since been re-developed. The Chequers served this area, now developed into houses carrying High Street numbers.

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