The Slaugham Archives

Hill House Farm, Staplefield
The Slaugham Archive
Hill House Farm, Staplefield

It is late afternoon outside Hill House Farm, Staplefield and a workman stands for his photograph carrying a yard broom over his shoulder, presumably on his way home. The Large Version shows a close-up of the workman wearing protective gaiters.
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Picture added on 24 June 2012 at 10:20
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Roads - Staplefield
Hard, highly-polished, leather gaiters to cover the legs, from top of boot to below the knee were called "buskins", and favoured by gamekeepers to impress the gentry.
Added by Arthur Shopland on 25 February 2013
This distinctive farmhouse has long fascinated me and I was pleased to see it mentioned on the internet in archive material commemorating the 25th anniversary of BBC’s Domesday Project of 1986 when people were asked to record what they thought would be of interest in another 1000 years.
Under the heading “A Dairy Farm in Staplefield” it goes on to record various facts about Hill House Farm including “The large farmhouse was on exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851.”
I would like to see and know more about this “show house”.

Added by Arthur Shopland on 28 June 2013
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