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Corner Cottage

Map of Frieth
Moor End
   Merrydown Cottage
   Corner Cottage
   Moor's End Cottages
   Moor Gate House
   The Copse
Fingest Road
   The Forge
   Folly Cottages
   The Willows
Perrin Springs Lane
   Perrin Springs
   West's Cottages
Ellery Rise
   Lynden Cottage
Frieth Hill
   Hillside Cottage
   Pear Tree Cottage
   Hillside View
   The Platt
   Little Barlows
   Cutlers Cottage
   Yew Tree Cottage
   Little Cottage
   Birch Cottage
   Tedders / Rose Cottage
   The Old Stores
   The Yew Tree Inn
   Fairfield House
   Flint Cottage 1
   Flint Cottage 2
   Middle Cottage
   Sunny Corner
   The Gables
   The Orchards
   The Old Parsonage
   White Gates
   The Laurels
   The Cottage
   The Firm
   The Niche
   The Ranch House
   Sara's Cottage
   The Cherries
   The Old School House
Innings Road
   Collier's Farm
   Innings Gate
   Down the Lane
   Sunset Cottage
   Rowan Cottage
   Creighton Cottage
   Apple Tree
   Old Well Cottage
   The Cottage
   Flat Roof
   Red Kites
Spurgrove Lane
   Maidencraft Cottage
   September Cottage
   Spurgrove Cottage
   Gable End
   Elder Barn

Mr Twitchen standing in the garden of Corner Cottage, Frieth, 1984 - Image from Joan Barksfield's collection

This cottage is aptly named as it was built right into the corner of a piece of land forming a far from square corner between the lane to Rockwell End and the road from Frieth Horse Pond to Marlow.

The 1845 Tithe Map shows that in this corner of land stood a barn and yard belonging to a house to the east of it. [ You can find the Tithe Map under "Hambleden" on the menu bar above ]

Some 20 years ago [ about 1981 ], Mr Twitchen, then the owner, invited me in to Corner Cottage. I noticed the side wall, (i.e. the one adjoining the lane) appeared to be of an early construction. The base was of sarsen stone and the wall of beamed elevations; these would have been infilled with wattle and daub and later replaced with brick. Due to more recent alterations this feature has either been replaced or encased by an interior wall.

It would appear that all the stretch of land on which stand this and the properties described above originally belonged to Chisbridge Farm and that plots were sold off to, or acquired by, other owners.

Chisbridge has a long history stretching back to at least the Norman period (N.B. There was no 'r' in the name until the Victorian era)

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