If anybody has any information on the house, or any pictures of what it looked like, I would be extremly grateful. Thanks, Steve
|Response by Rob Blann.|
Chippers Castle is today a pair of flint cottages which still stand today near the bend in Castle Road.
Built early 19th century as a farmworker's cottage it was occupied in 1841 by Thomas Chipper, his wife Mary and their 5 children.
During the first part of the 20th century there was still a pond opposite.
|Thanks for that Rob. I know of the 2 cottages, but was under the impression that the "castle" was a seperate building. Do you know why it was called a castle?|
I've come across Thomas & Mary in my family tree and I am a direct decendant from them. Steve.
|If I find out why it was called Chippers Castle I'll post a response here for you. Rob|