Westbrook Cottage

Westbrook Cottage
Westbrook Cottage 1920s

Research has not been fully done on Westbrook Cottage, so updates will be added in the future.

The cottage is believed to have been built around 1680 and originally consisted of one room upstairs and two rooms downstairs. There was no chimney, the smoke from the fire went through a hole in the thatch and in the attic there are layers of soot. In places the thatch is over one metre thick.


Former Occupants

In the 1911 Census, Frederick Clark, born 1865, lived here (49 Church Street) with his wife, Annie, born 1859 (married 24 years) and their 2 children, Mabel, born 1890 and Edward born 1895. Frederick was a Carrier & Hire Car Man. Frederick and Annie had 4 living children.


In the 1939 Register, Edward Clarke is still living at this address.


To read more about the Clarke family, CLICK HERE.


Westbrook Cottage
Westbrook Cottage

Replacing the thatch

Westbrook Cottage
Westbrook Cottage

In the snow

Westbrook Cottage
Westbrook Cottage

Watercolour by Norman King

Westbrook Cottage
Westbrook Cottage

Replacing the thatch

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