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Barlands Farm, Warninglid
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Barlands Farm, Warninglid

This badly-faded postcard is reported to show an early photograph of Barlands Farm located about 400 yards beyond the Rifleman on the right. However, very little of the ivy-covered house can be seen, which is a shame as one would be able to see a 17th century, or earlier, timber-framed building with red brick infilling, topped off with a half-hipped tiled roof.
In the Tithe Map of 1842 it was simply described as a homestead, owned and occupied by John Longhurst. The map shows a small pond in front of the house close to the roadside.
In 1861 it was occupied by a farm labourer, John Stairly (40), his wife, Harriett (36), and their children, Celina (11), Harriett (9), John (4), and Elizabeth (1).
The Large Version shows a family and their cat posing for an early photograph.

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Picture added on 31 May 2013 at 09:09
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My great-uncle, Herbert Wood, died in First World War on 13th November 1916. He gave his address as Barlands Farm, Warninglid, and he was married to Ellen Wood.
I don't know if there is any information that you might have or could put me in touch with anyone who would have.
Thank you for your attention.
Added by John Ralph on 17 December 2014
I have searched the archives but can find no more old photographs or information relating to Barlands.
I assume you know that Herbert married Ellen Elizabeth Knight in 1913 and that, just three years later, he was killed in action in Flanders or France aged just 31.
Ellen continued to live at Barlands and I have found her on the Electoral Roll for 1933 still living there. She died in 1936, aged 69.
Herbert had, it seems, five siblings, all born in Oxted between 1877 and 1888, and perhaps one of those is your grandfather or grandmother.

Added by Barry Ray on 21 December 2014
I am related to Ellen.
My great uncle ran the Rifleman pub and was related to Ellen and she is named at the inquest when unfortunately Samuel shot himself .
I think Ellen found him.
Added by Mary Underdown on 23 May 2015
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