Demolition of a Timber Framed House, Hixon

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Date:March 1998

Description:Thorn Lea Cottage was built as a pair of cottages in the seventeenth century on High Street, next to where the Memorial Hall stands today. In the 1920s the Barlow family rented the house from Miss Huntbatch, who kept the Post Office on Featherbed Lane. At this time there was no electricity and a well in the yard supplied water.

In the 1930s the timber framed structure was covered with brickwork. Many people were unaware that Thorn Lea Cottage was very old, until 1998 when the house was demolished and the original timber frame was exposed.


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Washing Up, Memorial Hall, Hixon,
Washing Up, Memorial Hall, Hixon,

Washing up outside the Memorial Hall on High Street, possibly after celebrating ...

Elderly Inhabitants, Hixon,
Elderly Inhabitants, Hixon,

Photograph taken in High Street. Some of the group are wearing Edwardian clothing....

Building the Memorial Hall Extension, Hixon,
Building the Memorial Hall Extension, Hixon,

The Memorial Hall was built in 1926 on High Street to commemorate the Hixon men ...

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Image courtesy of: Hixon Local History Society

Donor ref:Hixon Local History Society No, PT00176, img: 2198 (18/2598)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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