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Historic Nutbourne Houses: Drovers (Marsh Cottage)

1841 No. 1454 on the Tithe Map and included in the census
1870 Bequeathed to Charlotte Elizabeth Napper by Edward Robinson
1871-1905 Known as Marsh Cottage and occupied by Charlotte Elizabeth Napper
1905-1921 Inherited by Seline Melling née Souter from her sister Charlotte
1921 Ernest H. Staffurth (Solicitor)
1922-1933 William Evans (farmer) and Ide Jesse Evans
1933-1957 Ide Jesse Evans and Charles Duke (retired Corn Merchant). Ide died in 1957
1960-1969 David Scott Pitcher and Patrick Tindall Keith Anderson (Trustees)
1969-1979 Now named Drovers. Phillip Rosing Jones and Joan Mary Jones
1979-1985 James Francis Rucklidge
1985 on John and Pamela Wellard
Marsh Cottage, one of few remaining fifteenth century cruck timber framed houses, pictured in around 1910

Postcard from 1910, sold by Gochers Stores, the local shop.

Darkdean pictured in around 1950

Drovers is one of the few remaining sixteenth century oak timber framed houses in Nutbourne. It has a thatched roof and is in a good state of repair, with most of its original features intact. Over the centuries it has been altered from one dwelling to two and then back to one again. At the rear the roof is a 'catslide' over the outshot.

The photograph shows the house in 2004.


Shortcut links to the web pages for other historic houses in the Nutbourne area

Atmyres Farm   Bramfold   The Camber   Darkdean   Drovers   Ebbsworth   Hobbs   Holly Tree Cottage   Lyons Cottage Farm

The Manor   Mill Farm   Mill House   Nutbourne Place   The Old Manor   The Old School   The Old Store   The Rising Sun

Cottage by Mill Pond   Shepherd's Thatch   Shorts Farm   Stream Farm   Timber Cottage   Wheel House

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