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Streets through time - Church Street
No 14 Vine Cottage


This pair of brick estate cottages, now a single house, with pantile roof was built c. 1800 and remodelled c. 1820-1840, with late 20th century additions.


This building is one of those remodelled in a picturesque style by Gregory Gregory in the 19th century. 

The Gregory estate was broken up and the estate cottages sold off in 1937. As indicated by the estate sale particulars, the two cottages were merged into one pre 1937 but it is not known at present when this occured. 

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Ivy Cottage in the late 1960's

Census records show that this property was occupied by the Walton family from Victorian times up to WW2. In 1901, Maria Walton aged 57 and a widow lived here with her 31 year old son Arthur. In the 1911 and 1921 censuses Arthur, who was a bricklayer by trade, and his younger sister by two years Harriet lived here together. In the 1937 estate sale, Arthur is the registered tenant and in the 1939 Register Arthur now aged 69 lives here with Sarah Green his 74 year old housekeeper.

Arthur Walton, pictured on the right, died in 1960 (aged 91). Described as being a lovely man by those who knew him. He was a church warden, parish councillor and rang the curfew/daybell daily at 8pm. For ringing the day bell, he was given the rights to DayBell Close - a paddock at the top of the High St where Daybell House now occupies. There is a wooden collection plate with his initials on it in the church. 
1946 - His sister Harriet died aged 74
1909 - His mum Maria died aged 65

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Above: 1960 Arthur with niece

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Maria Walton - Arthur's mother who died in 1909 enhanced.jpg

Above: Maria Walton

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Above: Arthur bellringing

Above: Harriet Walton taken 1930's

Above: Ivy Cottage in 2023

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