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Hazeldean Farm, Warninglid
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Hazeldean Farm, Warninglid

This is another picture of Hazeldean Farm taken from the garden in the spring or summer 1937.
My father, Ken Williams (aged approx. 1 year), is sat on his sister Peg's knee (aged approx. 2½ years).
The others in the photo from left to right are:- Dad's aunt Ethel Silverthorne, Dad's grandma Mary Jane Williams, who owned the farm, Dad's mother Ruby Williams, and Dad's other grandma, Ada Russell.
Click on Open Document to view maps of 1873 and about 1930 showing the location of the old farmhouse.

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Picture added on 11 August 2013 at 19:25
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Comments:
Thank you so much for posting pictures of Hazeldean Farm.
Maybe you could help me figure out if this was my ancestor's home. On the 1871 and 1881 censuses, my great-great-grandfather, Joseph Tomblin, lived on, and perhaps owned, a 30 acre farm called Hazeldean. Both censuses list Cuckfield as the Civil Parish or Township. The Ecclesiastical District was St. Marks of Staplefield. The 1871 lists the proceeding property as Warninglid Gate House occupied by Thomas Hold(?)-Gate Keeper. The 1881 census has, in addition to Hazeldean Farm, Hazeldean Garden Cottage occupied by Thomas Emery-Gardner and Hazeldean Villa occupied by Sophia Ward-Housekeeper. Also on the page are Burts Cottages and Burts Farm.
Again, thank you.
Added by Kat (USA) on 04 August 2014
Yes, the Tomblin family lived at Hazeldean Farm. The farmhouse was demolished in 1938 for road widening, and its replacement was built a short distance to the west, where it still stands. Some of the materials of the demolished house were used in the construction of the new one.
Using the facility above, search for “Hazeldean” to find other pictures and comments relating to the building.
The 1871 census lists buildings close-by such as Warninglid Gate House (Thomas Holden was the gate keeper), White House Farm, and Great Thorndean Farm.
The 1881 census lists neighbours as Stanbridges, Thorndean, and Burts Farm. The last-named residence had me puzzled for a while, but then I noticed that the occupants of White House Farm in 1871 were William and Elizabeth Burt, and their five daughters and three sons. When the Burt family left the farm in the 1870s it was renamed White House Farm.
The designated church for that ecclesiastical district is St Mark’s at Staplefield. Search in “Groups” for “Staplefield – Churches”.
Click on Open Document above to view maps of 1873 and about 1930 respectively. All the above-named residences appear on at least one of the maps.

Added by Barry Ray on 10 August 2014
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