House Name Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to the House Name Quiz in the Summer 2020 edition of Musbury’s Parish News. Clicking on some of the links may require you to complete a free registration. The only purpose this may be used for is sending you a very occasional email with news from Musbury Heritage.

  • A. Rumah Kita (1939) means “Our House” in Indonesian and was the original name for Cherry Tree House in Church Hill.
  • B. Brimclose (1939) was the name given to what we now know as “Woodhayes” in Mounthill Lane when it was occupied by Cecil & Mary Day-Lewis.
  • C. Old Smithy (1891) we now know as “Yew Tree House”, Combpyne Road (Blacksmith’s Hill). There is no evidence of there being a blacksmith in this building, but presumably there was at some time, given it was called this from 1891 to 1939. The known occupations of those living here are a Poulterer and a Dairyman.
  • D. Prince’s Row (1891) was one of the names given to the row of cottages that were under the modern property of “Adcroft House” in Doatshayne Lane. In 1891 there were 18 people living here. You can learn more in the house history.
  • E. Hand and Spear Inn (1857) was where “The Old Forge” on Axminster Road is now. It traded as an Inn or Beer House for several years, but seemed to disappear when the Lion Inn came along a few doors further along the road. To find out more about our pubs click here.
  • F. Beale’s Farm (1851) was the name of Musbury Barton until at least 1939. It seems to originate from a previous owner as on the Tithe Apportionments (c. 1840) the ownership is given as the “Late Admiral Beal’s Estate”.
  • G. Griffin’s, Back Lane (1851) is one of several names for the property we know as “Hunt’s Row” in Rosemary Lane. In about 1840 this seemed to comprise of 4 cottages.
  • H. Tanyard, Fore Street (1861) was the description for the property “Malvern House” in The Street and a lot of the surrounding area. The Tannery premises stretched from where the garage is now up to Rose Villa. The Street may have had a rather strong odour in those days, as leather production could be quite smelly!
  • I. The Moorings (1901) are called “Cartref Cottage” in Axminster Road today. There was a naval gentleman living there at one time that may account for the name.
  • J. Mountfield Cottage (1911) is now known as “The Stables” on Church Hill. This was the home to the gardeners of Mountfield House for many years.
  • K. Coronation Cottage (1929) is another property to have several names and it is currently called “The White House” in Rosemary Lane. Once this was the blacksmith’s shop to the smithy that stretched from Combpyne Road to Rosemary Lane (then Back Lane) alongside the brook.
  • L. North Cottage (1840) is now known as “Brook Cottage” on Axminster Road. It could have been the most northerly building in the main part of Musbury when it named as such.

All the above is based on research conducted so far, but if you can add to or correct any of this I would love to hear from you. I love being corrected! Please just add a comment below.

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