The House on the Hill
Over several years, we have gathered a lot of information about the stages of change and development at Pallinghurst. It has had several names, but is best known locally as Pallinghurst, and is occupied by Rikkyo School in England who have added substantial facilities to this Christian Japanese boarding school. At its heart are firstly the original farmhouse (sadly threatened with demolition) and secondly the mansion erected about 115 years ago. The story of Pallinghurst is in seperate illustrated chapters for easier download. Included are all sorts of other stories associated with Pallinghurst, also biographical histories of the families who have lived there, and where possible details of those who have worked there.
See also the early research in Newsletters, Spring 2009 and Autumn 2009. Way back in Spring 1995, we also had two extracts from Vera Jones ‘Pallinghurst Gal’ autobiographical notes. She lived at Brickkiln Farm on the estate.
Introduction (including title page & Contents)
The Development of a Hillhouse Estate
Ch 3. Jonah (and John) Oastler, Yorkshire-born Bermondsey Leather Merchants, 1865-1890 Jonah Oastler lived at Loxwood House and White’s (White Lea, built for Edith Cammell), Alfold.
Pallinghurst Park, 1890-1919
Ch 4. A Country Seat for Erwin Schumacher, 1845-1915 – London agent for Wogau & Co in Russia
Ch 6 Erwin Charles Schumacher, 1870-1931 – The ne’er-do-well eldest son
10 HoH Raymond Schumacher in the Transvaal – Eckstein & Co, 1894-99; a new Pallinghurst in Johannesburg, 1900-06; Chairman, Rand Mines 1906-15
Ch 8. Raymond ffennell, 1871-1944, (b) in Wytham – Wytham Abbey; outdoor education (‘The Wytham Scheme’); Oxford University; Hazel ffennell
Ch 9. Walter Waldemar Schumacher,1879-1949 – Martyr Worthy Place, Itchen Abbas, Hants
Ch 10. Three Schumacher Daughters, and their Descendents 1. Gladys, Mrs Harold Bastow, 1876-1930; 2. Vera, Mrs Sydney Hayley, 1884-1959; 3. Elsa, Lady Cochrane, 1886-1966
Pallinghurst: The MacAndrew Years, 1919-1959
Ch 11. MacAndrew Family Origins – MacAndrew & Co, shipowners & merchants
Ch 13. The MacAndrews at Tisman’s Park – Point-to-Point Races
Ch 15. The Gamekeeper’s Daughter, A Personal Perspective – Emily Harwood, nee Covey
Ch 16. The Sale of Pallinghurst and the Estate, 1958-9 – The last of the big Rudgwick estates
Ch 17. Descendents of Ernest and Katharine MacAndrew 1. Roderic, 1904-1980s; 2. Donald, 1906-2000; 3. Kitty, 1908-1961
Ch 19. The Suitcase Mystery – Who was Jenny Burrell? how was the Greek-Turkish Zarifi family involved?