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Elder Barn

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
Elder Barn, Frieth - From Joan Barksfield's collection

Elder Barn is in Spurgrove Lane halfway between Spurgrove and Perrin Springs. The earliest written evidence found, so far, of this property appears to be the Tithe Map schedule.

In 1845 Elizabeth Lewis (nee Denham) owned this house along with thirteen other cottages, fields etc in Frieth (Amongst these was Barlows Platt the small meadow in which my house The Platt is built)

In the late 1860s the firm of West & Collier bought Elder Barn and its land i.e. an orchard and Long Field behind it. From then on the cottage was tenanted until it was sold again after WW2 and became owner occupied.

When Mr Henry Hine owned Elder Barn he employed an architect who, having examined the roof, suggested that part probably went back to the 16th C

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