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Streets through time - High Street
No 67 Well House  
includes The Hollies 

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2 houses. Mid C18, remodelled early C19. Coursed squared stone and brick, with ashlar dressings and pantile roofs. 2 gable and single ridge brick stacks. 2 storeys plus garrets; 9 window range. L-plan. Windows have leaded glazing and stone mullions; those without mullions have stone lintels. Gabled wing to right. Adjoining the left gable, a single storey stable, 2 bays, now a garage. This building is probably one of those refronted c1790-1820 by George de Ligne Gregory and remodelled in a picturesque style c1820-1840 by Gregory Gregory.

The current property known as Well House is a single residence comprising the left hand side and middle cottages. It is not clear at this time whether the middle cottage was once known as the Hollies or that refers to the cottage on the right hand side now No 69.

In the Estate sale of 1937, the complete building is split into three individual cottages, the tenancies being to Messrs. Cooke, Harris and Matkin. At this time it is not clear who lived in which cottage.

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In the 1940's and/or 1950's, Mr and Mrs Charles Sharpe and their Daughter Jane lived here as local resident Pat Hollingsworth recalls.

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Above image taken in the late 1960's. Note the two individual white front doors.

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