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Fernlea, family home of the Edwards Family for 40 years, decorated with flags and bunting for the Coronation of King George VI on 12th May 1937.

Fernlea is a three bay building in Eydon stone, once two cottages, one larger than the other, now knocked together. The windows and doors have distinctive three part lintels with a central keystone, suggesting the house was built late 18th, early 19th century, almost certainly on the site of an earlier house.

There is a local story that the house was once a hospital 'in plague times', but given its age, and the fact that it is surrounded on three sides by other houses so it is hardly isolated, however, there may be more to the story than we currently know.

The small brick built garden wall has since been crenelated. Some of the hand made coping bricks are signed and dated from Queen Victoria's Jubilee year. Photographer: Unknown, Edwards family

Image lent by : Mrs Carrie Horne

Connected Photos: KL188 | KL202

Fernlea en-fete for the Coronation of George VI

SKU: KL195

Eydon Village Photo Archive

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