The only remaining thatched property in the High Street.
Description of property
From Listed Building records: Cottage. Thatched roof, chimney to left, thatch dressed around two eaves dormers, rendered wall, thin timber framing visible internally. One and
a half storeys. Two 20th century casements to left, 20th century door to right.
1753-61 (QR) Entry missing?
1774-1790 (QR) Entry missing?
1795-1804 (QR) Timothy ?Turell for house late Richard Garrets, q.r. 4d.
1805-17 (QR) Timothy ?Turrell for house late Richard Garrets, amended to George Ryley, q.r. 4d.
1818-23 (QR) George Ryley for house late Richard Garrats, q.r. 4d.
1832 (QR) George Ryley for house late Richard Garrats, q.r. 4d.
1836 (QR) Mrs Catherine Ryley for house late George Ryley's formerly Garrat's, q.r. 4d.
1847 (CL) Mrs Catherine Ryley (own); Thomas Price (occ)
1851 (CS) Thomas Price (55), waiter.
1861 (CL) ??Holmes (own); Clements (occ)
1896 (CL) Walter Cox (own); Henry Waters (occ)
1914 (CL) Walter Cox (own); Henry Waters (occ)
1932 (QR) Mr F. Barnard (Birch) for "House formerly Richard Garrat's afterwards George Ryleys then Catherine Ryley", q.r. 4d.
1939 (Blacket's) Vacant
1947 (CL) Francis Henry Tytherleigh Easton
1952-1970 (CL) Miss Susan Smith
1976 (CL) Hew Lloyd Jones
1983 (CL) David Gordon Hall Powell
1984 (CL) David Gordon Hall Powell
1985 (CL) David Gordon Hall Powell
2000 (CL) Robert Doyle
2005 (CL) Mr J Pomeroy
2007 Mike Bowyer
2011 (CL) Eileen Bowyer
From Norman Hidden papers:
84, 83-78 High Street inclusive
In the will of Abiam Tubb 1779 he left a block of 4 tenements to his niece Elizabeth Naxton (Knackstone), in two of which Elizabeth was
living; the others were occupied by James Adams and Moses Pocock. Elizabeth was the daughter of John Tubb, Abiam's brother. The tenement block was said to be next to the house of Jane Betteridge. It
is probably the burgage plot which is marked John Knackstone on the Enclosure Award Map of 1819. The same map shows the neighbouring plot on the north to belong to Hall, and the neighbouring
plot on the south to berlong to J. Burgess. The early 19th century quit rent rolls do not include these properties. This is presumably because Hall's property was a former Hungerford Englefield property,
Knackstone derived his via Tubb from the Dean and Canons of Windsor (Rectorial ten no 7 + 2 acres), and Burgess
also held a former Hungerford Englefield property. More evidence is needed, however, to substantiate this presumption, and until the plot is exactly pin-pointed, it is difficult to make use of earlier surveys to trace its history.
Elizabeth Tubb married John Knackstone in 1771, and she was buried in 1785.
DCW will of John Knackstone, shoemaker, dated June 1821 – leaves all leasehold messuages and lands to Charles Salisbury baker, and William Fox, carpenter, on trust to dispose of by auction and to put the money into securities for Ruth Knackstone, daughter-in-law; but if she marry, then to Betty Neale, widow of William Neale. After the death of daughter-in-law, various provisions including to sister Sarah Dare(?), w/o Joseph D. Probate Aug 1822. There is also 1822 DCW will of Hannah Knackstone.
1814 DCW survey. ?John Knackstone – tenement and 3r garden +1 acre 2r arable.
86/85 Hall (H.E)
83/84 Knackstone (rectorial)
77 Burgess (H.E.)
Sun Fire Insurance Vol. 267, no. 39974, dated 30 June 1778: John Naxton shoemaker on his ..?three?..
tenements in 1 building in tenure of himself and others. Brick and tiled.
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