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Offline noytd

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Woodcote, Fairlight
« on: Saturday 30 December 17 13:49 GMT (UK) »
I was hoping that somebody might be able to identify, or rule this property out, as being Woodcote in Fairlight?

Many kind thanks  :)









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Re: Woodcote, Fairlight
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 December 17 14:47 GMT (UK) »
The postcode for Woodcote in Fairlight is TN35 4AH.  Most properties there appear to be off the road, have you looked at online maps
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Re: Woodcote, Fairlight
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 30 December 17 14:55 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the reply  :)

I have gone through the 1911 census trying to search for each property named Woodcote in the Sussex/Kent area (the car is Kent registered). The only clue I have is links to an unidentified country mansion (not Fairlight Hall though) and a wealthy family. This photo/property is potentially the key to unlocking the mystery.

Fairlight has so far produced the likeliest fit if Woodcote is in Sussex/Kent (I have 17 potential matches). I have carried out google searches etc, but have found no images that could be the house in the photos.

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Re: Woodcote, Fairlight
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 30 December 17 15:42 GMT (UK) »
This is the unidentified country house. I am assuming a Hastings link as I have family links to both the Parsons (newspaper owners) and Skymre (chemist owners) of Hastings. However, neither family to my knowledge owned such a country house.





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Re: Woodcote, Fairlight
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 31 December 17 08:15 GMT (UK) »
Is it worth having your post transferred to
Old Photographs, Recognition, Handwriting Deciphering board where it may find a wider audience.  Look ups like this have been popular on there
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Re: Woodcote, Fairlight
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 31 December 17 08:43 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rosie, yes please do transfer this post if that might reach a wider audience  :)

Many thanks.

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Re: Woodcote, Fairlight
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 31 December 17 08:47 GMT (UK) »
Just to add to the information that I have provided. The property named as Woodcote appears in a photo album directly after photographs taken of Bodiam Castle. According to Google this is only around 30 miles away from Fairlight.

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Re: Woodcote, Fairlight
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 31 December 17 10:22 GMT (UK) »
I think this is Woodcote, Fairlight on the 1928 map http://maps.nls.uk/view/103673149#zoom=4&lat=4417&lon=11865&layers=BT

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Re: Woodcote, Fairlight
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 31 December 17 10:27 GMT (UK) »
I think this is Woodcote, Fairlight on the 1928 map http://maps.nls.uk/view/103673149#zoom=4&lat=4417&lon=11865&layers=BT

Many thanks Kay. This would appear to rule out Fairlight.