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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
Chilterns, Frieth, February 2008 Copyright (c) Bill Barksfield

Chilterns was previously named The Folly. 

Until the mid 20th C this property was three farm workers' cottages built side-by-side, end on to the road and were of the "two up and two down" type.

The Census returns from 1841 onwards show many changes of tenants. However one family of which photographs exist lived there about 1900 and are pictured in "Frieth a Chiltern Village" - Mrs Humphrey is the elderly lady sitting outside her cottage doing the mending and Mr Humphrey is the man wearing a moleskin coat and trousers whilst stone picking.

The middle cottage was tenanted by an old lady named Jenny Jones who made lace and taught lacemaking.

[ The present (2012) resident of “Chilterns” recently lent me a fascinating package of deeds and this has led me to compile a history of the property ownership, a little about the people who lived there and some information about the rest of Little Frieth, using the deeds and other available resources.

Amanda Sheppard has now (2014) supplied further information about Helen Circuitt, her grandmother, who inhabited the property between 1947 and 1952 together with some photographs. I have now incorporated these in the history

Click here to read the latest research (2.7MB) ]

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