Old Rudgwick – Scattered Hamlets

Tismans Common, The Haven, Cox Green, Lynwick Street and Rowhook

Rudgwick is as much the sum of its parts as it is a village. These communities have lost many local services, but retain a distinct identity. In between are  farms with former farmworkers’ cottages and converted barns creating clusters deep in the countryside. Unfortunately, old photographs are not easily come by, so this selection is not as representative as we would like. Can you help us find more?

Cox Green

Cox green is an extension of Rudgwick, brought into the parish as recently as the 1990s. this view north is of the Upper Smithy from Cousens, at the top of Lynwick Street
Cox Green is an extension of Rudgwick, brought into the parish from Ewhurst, Surrey as recently as the 1990s. This view north is towards the Upper Smithy from Cousens, at the top of Lynwick Street. the furthest house and smithy are no longer there
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The Upper Smithy at Cox Green when William Meeton was blacksmith
Dukes is next to Rudgwick churchyard, yet was in Surrey. home to London mercer Richard Burchatt who left money to Rudgwick church for internal refurbishment late 1840s. has been a gentified house for a long time
Dukes is next to Rudgwick churchyard, yet was in Surrey. Home to London mercer Richard Burchatt who left money to Rudgwick church for internal refurbishment late 1840s. Has been a gentrified house for a long time
The road through Cox Green was a turnpike to Cranleigh. Here it passes Jasmine House, left, and Oakfield, right, both Victorian
The road through Cox Green was a turnpike to Cranleigh. Here it passes Jasmine House, left, and Oakfield, right, each a handsome Victorian villa, each occupied by builders, trading as Reeves & Port
Hermongers House was built at the farm of the same name in the 1860s, the first mansion to be built in the parish
Hermongers House was built at the farm of the same name in the 1860s, the first mansion to be built in the parish, for the Crighton family

Lynwick Street

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Canfields Farm
Stbbons and Martins Cottage, with Canfields make up the original hamlet of Lynwick Street
Stbbons and Martins Cottage, with Canfields make up the original hamlet of Linnick Street
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Rudgwick church and Church Hill from “Linnick Street”, a view now less easily seen for trees
The Old Vicarage 1907 when Rev Ben Drury was still the long-standing vicar
The Old Vicarage 1907 when Rev Ben Drury was still the long-standing vicar
Lynwick House and its estate of over 1000 acres strtching across Rudgwick from Tismans Common to Cox Green was sold and broken up on the death of John Aungier in 1922
Lynwick House and its estate of over 1000 acres stretching across Rudgwick from Tismans Common to Cox Green was sold and broken up on the death of John Aungier in 1922

Tisman’s Common

Tismans House, a large Georgian house, home to the Mann family, then the Nappers, then part of the Pallinghurst Estate for much of the C20th
Tismans House, a large Georgian house, home to the Mann family, then the Nappers, then part of the Pallinghurst Estate for much of the C20th. Tismans gave its name to the South Stoke manor’s common which lay to the south of the house. Subsequently, the name was applied to all three commons
Greenhurst is close to Tismans House, and once had its own small common alongside
Greenhurst is close to Tismans House, and once had its own small green alongside
Exfoldwood was the cottage a shop first of the Borrer family and then of the Tuff family for many years in the C19th and early C20th
Exfoldwood (1911) was the cottage and shop (enlarge to see shop window) first of the Borrer family and then of the Tuff family for many years in the C19th and early C20th. Exfoldwood is also the name of Drungewick manor’s common, enclosed in 1855, which included most of the houses now thought of as Tismans Common

The Haven

Gibbons Mill and the Mill House
Gibbons Mill and the Miller’s House, the latter a quaint building from c1420. a mill has been here since at least 1341, but there is a period 200 or more years ago when there is no record of it
The Post Office and stores was the centre of liofe in The Haven, closed before the war. the business was begun by the King family at Little Tittlesfold in the C19th. now a private house. Opposite was a bakery.
The Post Office and stores was the centre of life in The Haven, closed about 1963. The business was begun by the King family at Little Tittlesfold in the C19th. now a private house. Opposite was a bakery
This picture of The Blue Ship Gun Club hangs in the pub
This picture of The Blue Ship Gun Club hangs in the pub

Rowhook

Honeywood House, before it became a nursing home, then owned by Lady Tredegar who died in 1946
Honeywood House, before it became a nursing home, then owned by Lady Tredegar who died in 1946
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One thought on “Old Rudgwick – Scattered Hamlets”

  1. As regards The Haven I am afraid you are totally wrong! We were still using the Post Office & Shop in the late 1950s & if memory serves me correctly, into the 60s. We have the original ‘photo’ as shown. (Would you like to know the names of the people in it)? My wife’s mother was born in the cottage across the road from the shop (1906) & she herself was born just up the road. (1936) Her aunt owned the Bakery & house opposite.

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