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A photograph from the 1922 sale catalogue from which the farm failed to attract a buyer. See SHS Listing N1512 for more information
The description from the sale catalogue of 1927 when it again failed to attract a buyer. See SHS Listing N1059 for more information
The Grange today, the land once attached to it, now all built upon.  Photo by Neil B. Maw
The Grange house that was once Beckett Home Farmhouse. Photo by Neil B. Maw

The Grange at Watchfield

The Grange at Watchfield is an impressive, long house that faces the High Street. In relatively recent history it was called, 'Beckett Home Farm' being the principal farm in the village that belonged to the Barrington Estate at Beckett. It's history from the time it left the Estate in 1928 is well documented but earlier information is sparse. The main change at the property has been the selling off of the land once attached to it for building modern houses. Further research will hopefully increase our knowledge of this interesting, 'Messuage or Dwellinghouse.' We are grateful to Robert & Janet Mawer who provided us with copies of their documentation. This has been studied and put together as an article, but the original copies are with us in Chest1.

To read a copy of what we know so far on The Grange please go HERE


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