grid reference TM 205 455

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last updated 30/12/2019

Rushmere St Andrew Hop Garden

historical closure era: Victorian / Edwardian

opened 1844 circa

closed 1881 circa

Woodbridge Rd

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My dad has paperwork somewhere which shows that the house and land was bought by his grandfather, Harry Cooper, in 1905. However, he knew the family had been there for some time before that, probably as tenant farmers - I think this was around 1881-3? My grandfather was born there in 1883 and the previous tenant was called Pells.

My dad refers to the house as "The Old Hop Gardens".

The house was demolished around 1955 - the former Aries Garage on the main road was later built on the site.

(info from Alan Cooper)

This old OS map from about the end of the 19th century (larger map) shows a building called "Old Hopgrounds" in what seems to be the right location.

old OS map

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(info from Alan Cooper)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.