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1, 2, and 2A North Place

1 & 2 North Place

Joint list entry for 1 and 2 & 2A North Place: 1047203

No. 1 North Place is the large house on the right of this photograph (two windows wide with a central front door). The two houses next to it are very narrow (each just one window wide). They are numbered (right to left) 2A and 2.

All three houses are on different levels. No. 1 was built first, probably around 1690, as it has a blocked-up window in the loft on the east side. They were described thus by the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, published in 1939:

(270) Cottage on the S. side of North Place, 300 yards S.S.E. of the church, is of two storeys with attics; the walls are of rubble and the roofs are slate-covered. It was built probably in the 17th century and has some battened doors of that date.

(271) Cottages, immediately E. of (270), are of similar character and were built probably early in the 18th century.

The houses are hard to identify in the nineteenth-century censuses.

1 North Place

This was occupied by Mrs Shepherd in 1930. In 1933 the greengrocer Richard W. Beazley as well as William Trevor Jones were listed here, with the latter on his own in 1935, by Tom Hayward in 1936, by Percy R. Boyles from 1938 to 1945, and by Robert Sidney Pearce Bobby in 1949.

Mrs Bicknell is listed here from 1952 to 1970, and John B. Leach from 1972 to at least 1976.

2 North Place

This was occupied by Mrs Morgan from 1930 to 1936 and by John Morgan from 1938 to 1964. Ellen Green lived here from 1967 to at least 1976.

2A North Place

This is not listed in 1930. It was occupied by Mrs Louch from 1933 to 1940. There is no listing in 1941, but Malcolm Andrew Fyfe is listed here in 1945. There is no listing for this house in the 1949 and 1956 directories. Miss C. Renfrew was here from 1958 to 1964 (with Pamela Lumley in 1966 only), and then C. E. Renfrew from 1967 to at least 1976.

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