I fail to understand why this building is not Grade II Listed – NDK
Contributions on the history of this residence would be appreciated.
1814 Enclosure Map: Rev. Joseph Thomas Lawton (as Rector)
1841 Tithe Map & Apportionment: Rev. J Lawton, owner and occupier, Rectory and Pleasure grounds (209,211), and a pasture (210). A lot of other property in the parish was “owned” by Lawton.
1871 census: Henry and Penelope Cooke
1881 census: Ireland Graham (75), retired farmer, and his wife Ann (60)
1891 census: Capt. Harry and Mildred Alexander
1901 census: William Durrant (52), news agent, and his widowed mother Anne (73)
Kelly’s directories 1908, 1925 and 1933: William Durrant
1951 telephone directory Lt.-Col. J.P. Macdonald.
The following snippet relates only to the studies of 20th century farming.
Before the war, London businessman Mr John Vernon Reed used to reside here, and his son used to run a large poultry and egg business and in the estate buildings and meadows behind, where Grange Meadow Road is now.
The farmland, rented out to Ivy House Farm for farming, was sold in the early 1980s. The present village school and the Bennett Avenue and Crown Mill Road residential estates were built over these fields.