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The Cherries

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

The Cherries pictured in the snow on 7th February 2009 by Richard Morbey

The Cherries was built in the early 20th C on the corner of Parmoor Lane and was another property owned by the Collier family.

[ 21 Aug 2013: The question of the date was raised by Keith & Andy Chanter who have lived at The Cherries since 1985. The short text above was copied from the original folder but Andy said "Your mother guessed about 1820 but unfortunately the deeds were destroyed in a fire years ago so we do not have a definitive date". Consequently I have done some more digging. There is a series of 3 maps which my mother drew at some stage, no doubt to be pinned up in the Village Hall at some event, showing the evolution of the village between 1816 and 1918. On these The Cherries appears between 1816 and 1880. The property is not shown on Bryant’s map of 1825 nor, importantly, on the Tithe Map for 1845 but does appear on the Ordnance Survey (1:10,560 - Epoch 1 1883). So I do not agree with 1820 but I can give a window between 1845 and 1883 ]

The Old School House

The Old School House, Frieth, 1992

The Old School House was built in 1899 by the Cripps of Parmoor to house the schoolmaster Mr Guthrie and family. When the Cripps sold the Parmoor Estate the School House was bought by Lord Hambleden who, subsequently, sold it to the Hambleden Parochial Church Council.

The Pond on the corner by The Cherries and The Old School House in 1937

[ During my lifetime I know that David Cox and his wife occupied the property whilst he was headmaster at the school (1960 - 65) and he was followed by Ted Carpenter and family during his headship (1965 - 1985) . I guess that all the headmasters and mistresses from Mr Guthrie up to that date also lived there but I don't know that for certain - if anyone else can fill in the gaps then please let me know.  You can find the complete sequence of headmasters and mistresses in A History of Frieth School

John Trevelyan now living at the School House (2008) writes : Inside the under stairs cupboard it still has some writing saying that a certain "G.C. Brazier white washed this house Aug 4 1903.  Ted Collier held the candle (Amen)."

A little research tells me that George Charles Brazier was born in Frieth in 1872.  I knew "Charlie" Brazier as the local painter and decorator still doing the odd job in the late 1970s. I think "Charlie" must have been Charles Percy Brazier born 1910, son of George who carried on the family business by the sound of it.]

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