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Birch Cottage

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   Yew Tree Cottage
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   Flint Cottage 2
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Innings Road
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   Innings Gate
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   Rowan Cottage
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   Apple Tree
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   The Cottage
   Flat Roof
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Spurgrove Lane
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   September Cottage
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   Gable End
   Elder Barn

Birch Tree Cottage, Frieth, 1992 - From Joan Barksfield's collection

Birch Cottage [ now Birchs ] is the next property up the hill from Barlows and still belonged to the extended Barlow family until 1939.

In the second half of the 20th Century a large extension was added to the lower end of this cottage for use as an artist's studio.

I do not know when Birch Cottage was first built but it would seem to be of 18th Century construction.

[ Roger Druce notes that this property was formerly called The Old Cottage and occupied by Basil Barlow, gardener at Hillside View, before being bought by the Druce family in 1948 from the estate of the late Ernest Fielder ]

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