The Slaugham Archives

Poyningshurst, Coos Lane, Slaugham
The Slaugham Archive
Poyningshurst, Coos Lane, Slaugham

The photograph is part of a letter published in the Sussex County Magazine informing the readers that Poyningshurst in Coos Lane, Slaugham has been saved from demolition following its purchase in about 1938 by a young artist, Edward Canning-Freeman (1910-1961). Mr Canning-Freeman renovated and re-configured the property during his short ownership, but did not actually live there.
The photograph was taken by Mr Canning-Freeman, but the lady standing in the doorway remains anonymous.
Select Open Document to view two documents. The first is the complete letter published in the Sussex County Magazine, and the other is a short history of Poyningshurst obtained by Roger Ray from unknown sources.

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Picture added on 31 August 2015 at 19:21
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Edward Canning-Freeman was my father's brother.
I know almost nothing about him, and would love to know more. He knew Sir Frank Brangwyn, and was an artist of some standing himself...he did end his own life, and never married.
There are a few of his Dalmatian oil paintings in the family.
Added by Ann Ritchie on 02 February 2017
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