Westbrook Close Nos 1, 2, 3 & 4
The building of these houses was completed in February and March 1975.
Going back, at Enclosure in 1816 Thomas Pain was allotted an arable field of 13a 2r 22p in Church Field adjoining Odsey Way [Station Road]. 9a 2r 9p was freehold and 4a 0r 13 was copyhold of Steeple Morden Manor. It remained in the family for many years and about 1820-30 William Pain managed to extract into his sole name a small plot on the top north-east corner and built a row of five cottages, which became known as The New Housen. Over time many village families would occupy these cottages, although as time passed the name New Housen became increasingly ironic and those living there in the 1950s and 60s would have voted for a change of name.
In the early 1970s the New Housen and the plot of land they occupied were acquired by Wilden Properties (Hertfordshire) Ltd and after some toing and froing with the planning authority permission was granted to build four substantial detached houses, with generous gardens. This new development was named Westbrook Close after the brook that runs to the west and forms the boundary between Steeple Morden and Guilden Morden.
No 1 Sold as a new build by Wilden Properties to Martin John Smith and Brenda Ann Smith on 3 March 1975. Acquired on 5 January 2017 by the current owners from Patricia Mary Thomasson and Richard Thomasson.
Previously, the then owners of No 1, Patricia Mary Thomasson and Richard Thomasson had sold the bottom half of the garden for development and a house, No 52 Station Road was built there.
No 2 Sold as a new build by Wilden Properties to David Anthony Hazeldine and Bridget Mary Hazeldine on 13 March 1975. Acquired by current owners Colm Patrick McCarthy and Gemma Jane Schroeder on 11 March 2020.
No 3 Sold as a new build by Wilden Properties to Philip William Gerrard and Mary Frances Gerrard on 28 February 1975. Acquired by current owners Paul Kevin Bishop and Amanda Jane Bishop on 19 December 2003.
No 4 Sold as a new build by Wilden Properties to Bernard K Wisdom and Julia J Wisdom in 1975.
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Last Updated on April 25, 2022