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Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« on: Thursday 07 February 08 05:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I think I have located one of "my" family,  on the 1891 and 1901 Census
residing at  Drumma or Drymma Lodge in Coedfrane, Glamorgan.

The family is David Thomas, Coachman/ Groom aged 51 in 1901
his wife Mary also 51 yrs
Annie daug 18 yrs  ?? dressmaker
and Ada F daug 16 yrs School teacher.
  (1901 Census RG13/5061 page 62)

On both Census there is also a Drymma / Drumma House,  the head at this residence is a John Birth Paddon esq JP, with his family and seven domestic servants, so it appears that it was a very large home.

I am wondering if my David was the Coachman/ Groom for the large "House" and resided with his family in a separate building known as the Lodge on the property.

Does this seem logical? any suggestions would be appreciated

Cass

Sydney Australia

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Re: Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 February 08 09:33 GMT (UK) »
Hello

If you look at the 1891 census for a John Paddon you will see that he is living at Drymma House in Glamorgan and their is also a J,P.John Birch Paddon living there re. Kellys Directory for 1910 .

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Re: Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 February 08 09:35 GMT (UK) »
Hello

Not quite with it I now see that you have all the information that I have given you.

Sorry.

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Re: Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 February 08 11:22 GMT (UK) »
I havent looked at the census returns you mention, but it does seem logical.

Drummau house is a large property built on the side of Drummau mountain, in Coedfranc, overlooking Neath.

It later became a home for young girls in the area, and when I was young, if I had been naughty my mother would threaten to pack me off to Drummau house  :o

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Re: Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 February 08 22:18 GMT (UK) »
A lot of large houses did have a lodge where a servant & his family would reside.
The case I know personally involved a gardener living at the lodge.

It was usually by the gated entrance to the property.

Here's an example:
http://prismdata.hullcc.gov.uk/gallery2/v/The+Brumhead+Collection/DIMB_1_1_29++The+Lodge+Hessle.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1
Worcs / Glos: Neal Neale Jeynes Jeens Geans Harris Roper Ropier Colley Dyer Heeks Bayzand Hampton Bishop Cole Elton Littlehales McGowan
Glamorgam: Hampton Thornton Svombo Swambo Swanbo Keefe O Keefe Shanahan Shannon Doyle Maldoon Muldoon Davies Llewellyn Jones
Birmingham: Neale Sarjant Cole Hiley Berridge Tirebuck

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Re: Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 August 14 06:40 BST (UK) »
My Mum worked as a cleaner at Drummau House in the 1980's when it was a government home for the mentally impaired.  The lodge is still there and is on the main road about 500 metres away from the house. I can see it on Google Maps - see attachment .  The correct spelling is Drummau

Regards John

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Re: Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 August 14 07:47 BST (UK) »
Hi John

Many thanks, I have had a look on Street view on Google and you can see the cottage at the entrance

I don't think street view was available when I started this post,  the road is so narrow, with no verge, I would hate to have to pass of big truck

Regards

Cass

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Re: Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 August 14 19:24 BST (UK) »
I recently moved from Birchgrove in Swansea and my kitchen window overlooked Drummau house. I believe it is currently a residential home but indeed there is a small lodge at the main entrance which is now a private residence. Its an imposing structure and has wonderful views. used to walk the dog past there most days.

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Re: Drymma House & Lodge, Glamorgan
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 August 14 20:38 BST (UK) »
Google "Welshnewspapers on line"
Search for "Drymma" and use filters to restrict to "Evening Express" and year "1896" (date slider bars).

There's an item in the Evening Express, 30 Dec 1896 that names the claimants to the estate!!!.

Lots of info available about the estate/house on that site.
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