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Banstead Village

Burgh Heath cottages
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Burgh Heath cottages

Burgh Heath cottages. circa 1900
Picture added on 29 May 2013 at 13:54
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Is that a picture of the Corn Stores ? facing onto the Reigate road on the Corner of the traffic lights ? Where new houses have been built ? Christine Davis
Added by Chris Barella on 13 July 2013
No. It's not the Corn Stores. It is on the southern side of Reigate Road but set back on the common. I cannot read the name of the pub on the postcard, but it was The Sheepshearers when it was pulled down. Those cottages were still lit by gas when they were demolished 1950s/early 60s? - I don't remember exactly when.
The pub is approximately where there is a sign looking like an old pub sign saying "The Green" looking at Google Streetview. It seems areas of the common now have houses on them and the common between them on the road is "manicured" and nothing like the heathy area it was.
Added by Michael Funnell on 06 April 2014
Up until 1960, my grandmother Elizabeth Florence Brockway lived in one of the cottages with her daughter Doris and her husband George Bardot with their son Michael
Added by Barbara Brockway on 18 August 2015
Yes thank you Michael, it was the Sheepshearers Pub until it was demolished. We played on the Green at break-time from our School, Burgh Heath Methodist which was by the pond with not a Teacher in sight, until it was demolished in the early 1960's approx 1962.
Added by Christine Davis on 20 August 2015
The pub was The Sheepshearers my grandparents Maud and George Mitchell took it on in the mid 50's until approx 1968. My father Cyril (Mitch) Mitchell owned the racing stables next door to the pub until we moved to Epsom Downs in Sept 1966. The only family I can remember living in the cottages were Doris Blunden her mother Nanny Doll Costello and Doris's daughter Faye. I lived in Heath House (the stables) from 1950 until 1966. After we moved to Epsom in 66 the whole block, our stables, the pub and the cottages were demolished. The only cottages left were those along the bank of the pond by Privets Store. Miss Marshall and her mother lived in the last one which backed onto our garden.
Added by Lou McGhie formally Lindy Mitchell on 22 July 2016
Hello Lou I remember your family home(Heath House) very well.Before it was demolished my friends and I would play in the house and garden.I remember it had a swimming pool in the garden and if I remember correctly there was a spiral staircase in the house?Do you have any photos of the house and garden that you could upload to this site?
Added by Christine Kent member of the BHRG on 23 July 2016
I am sorry Christine, I cannot access any at the moment, they are all in storage. If you played in the house when it was empty, the room up the back stairs (not really spiral) next to the bathroom was mine, the wall would have been covered with pictures of the Beatles and the Walker Brothers. My dad built the swimming pool with a friend who was a construction engineer, not bad for a DIY effort, we had lots of fun in it but it was always freezing.
Added by Lou McGhie on 04 August 2016
My great great grandfather, Thomas Dudley lived in these cottages in 1861 with his wife, Anne and their daughter, Mary, who married my great grandfather, Eli Voice, in Bansteads All Saints.
Added by Terence Moore on 13 June 2018
Lou . I lived at the Corn Stores and use to play on the commoon and pond with i think was your brother Phillip. .
Added by Alan Wheeler on 13 February 2019
Yes Philip is my brother. When my dad retired he took over the stables on Epsom Downs. He has now moved to Lambourn to train. I loved living in Burgh Heath, it was an idyllic childhood.
Added by Lou McGhie on 15 February 2019
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