Cobdens

Title

Cobdens

Subject

Photographs L - R, T - B :-

1. The Path to Cobdens from the Chapel
2. Looking down to Cobdens from Sammels Hill, early 1900's
3. Path from Broadway to Cobdens, showing the ruin of a previous cottage on the Summerfield site
4. Distant view of Cobdens
5. Cave to the right, Cobdens behind

Description

Cobdens is typical of the former weavers cottages which were connected by a network of footpaths and typically had large gardens.

Information on previous owners gained from documents:

Identified in Lloyd George Survey 1910 as cottage and land and pigsty 406

Description: Stone and tile house: 3 bedrooms, kitchen, shop, pantry, lean-to stone and tile washhouse, lean-to stone and galvanised pigsty, garden and EC

Owner 1910 :J T Peacey
Occupier 1910 : Thomas Whiting

1891 Census No.70 Joel Whiting (Grocer and carrier), Annabel (wife), Henrietta
1901 Census No.63 Thomas Whiting (Carrier and grocer), Arrabella (wife), Henrietta
1911 Census: Joel Thomas Whiting, Head, widower, 66 b. 1845 Oakridge; mason banker Henrietta Whiting, daughter, 43 b.1868 Benleigh; Sewing machine tailoring

War inventory 1939/40: Mr and Mrs William Lewis.

Information on owners/ occupiers:

Henrietta Whiting married William Lewis and they lived here and ran a shop from the premises.

After the death of Annie and Lizzie Peacey, the house was left to Iris Hunt in recognition of her help to the Misses Peacey. Iris Hunt (nee Restall) and George Hunt then lived here.

2005 - 2006 owned by Peter Morris
2006 – 2009 owned by Patrick and Davina Sterland
2010 - 2014 owned by Neil and Olivia Donan

Source

Oakridge History Group

Files

The Path to Cobdens from the Chapel
Looking down to Cobdens from Sammels Hill, early 1900's
Path from Broadway to Cobdens, showing the ruin of a previous cottage on the Summerfield site.
Distant view of Cobdens
Cobdens to the rear

Collection

Citation

“Cobdens,” Oakridge Community Archives, accessed July 28, 2017, http://oakridgecommunityarchives.org/items/show/43.

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