11 Cheyney Street, Homedale
This is the main history of 11 Cheyney Street, although as it was a beerhouse for a short time, more details about that period are here The Plough, Cheyney Street
This house is on part of an historic dwelling site, originally an enclosure of about half an acre, believed to be from the common land of Steeple Morden Manor. On the Enclosure Map the full plot is outlined in red and originally probably included that part of the yellow outlined plot directly behind, which was split off to become 12 & 14 Hay Street.
The red outlined plot on the Enclosure Map 1817 was in the single ownership of Thomas Strickland and depicts what appears to be four cottages with a house to their right, fronting Cheyney Street.
On the Tithe Map 1839, the whole original plot has again been outlined in red. However, a small area of land had been sold off for the Chapel in 1835 and this is outlined in yellow and is number 83 [number illegible on map]. Parcel 86 between the yellow and blue lines is the four cottages by the roadside. Parcel 87 outlined in blue has a house on it and today this is 11 Cheyney Street, Homedale. Plots 86 and 87 were still in the ownership of Thomas Strickland and details from the Tithe Apportionment are:
|83||Trustees of Meeting||Trustees of Meeting||Meeting and yard||0a 0r 11p|
|86||Thomas Strickland||Samuel Christmas and others||Cottage and garden||0a 1r 2p|
|87||Thomas Strickland||Thomas Strickland||Cottage and garden||0a 0r 22p|
Thomas Strickland the owner was born in Steeple in 1796, although by 1835 he was resident at Potton and was a brewer and farmer. Thomas Strickland the tenant of parcel 87 was a distant relation, although the exact relationship has not been proven.
The land plot has all the indications of an ancient dwelling site, although this house is clearly not “ancient”, so may be considered a “modern” replacement. From appearance and documentary clues it is likely it was built for Thomas Strickland, not long after he acquired the land in 1832. A date of 1835 appears a very good fit. In the Rowley Son & Royce of Royston, Surveyors’ Day Book there is reference to costing of work by Abraham Pearmain (carpenter & builder) for Thomas Strickland dealt with on 30 April 1835. It takes up eleven pages, so was extensive,
Listing details: Grade II since 18 November 1983
House. Early to mid C19. Possibly clay bat with roughcast render. Slated hipped roof. Two gault brick stacks. Plastered brick plinth. Asymmetric facade of two storeys. Four-panelled door with rectangular fanlight and C20 gabled canopy. Two flanking ground floor flush-framed sixteen-paned hung sash windows and three similar smaller, first floor windows. Included for group value.
Enclosure Map 1817
Tithe Map 1839
Owners of 11 Cheyney Street, Homedale
This list is as complete as possible at this time. The owners prior to 1902, also owned the four tenements to the west of Homedale.
|1773||William Huckell & Elizabeth Huckell||Baker|
|?||William Betts Thurley & Elizabeth Thurley|
|1832-1872||Thomas Strickland||Brewer of Potton, died 1872|
|1872 -1876||Thomas Strickland, Exors of|
|1877-1892||Alfred Richardson||Brewer of Biggleswade and Potton|
|1915-1917||Naomi Jarman||Widow of John|
|1920-1923||John Thomas Solomon & Ellen Eliza Solomon|
|1929-1933||Sidney Kirby & Bertha Kirby|
|1939-1955||James T Turnham & Violet Turnham|
|1955-1956||Frederick W Wilkinson, Gwendoline M Wilkinson & Frances M Purssell|
|1957-1961||Gwendoline M Wilkinson & Frank D Ridge|
|1964-1966||William J Fenton & Edith A Fenton|
|1967-1975||David Forrester & Anthonia M C Forrester|
|1976-1980||Stephen Townson, Denise M Townson & Constance W Lenton|
|1981-1983||Denise M Townson & Constance W Lenton|
|1984-1996||Clive B Bower & Cornelia J Bower|
|1998-1999||Mark Arnold & Sally A E Arnold|
|2002-2003||Murray J Lohoar & Jane Elizabeth Wilson|
|2003-2022||Jane Elizabeth Wilson|
Occupiers of 11 Cheyney Street, Homedale
Since 1902 it is believed this property has been owner-occupied.
|1881||George Lindsay||Publican & Ag Lab|
|1899||Exors of George Duke|
|1901-1902||Exors of Duke|
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Last Updated on July 3, 2022