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Title: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: minniehaha on Sunday 22 February 15 21:34 GMT (UK)
An ancestor owned "Millbrook", situated about 4 & 1/2 miles from Woking. At his death in 1921 a description of the property then for sale, was advertised in 'The Times' on 5.4.1921 as a "Very choice Freehold Residential Property":-

"Containing some seven bed and dressing rooms, bathroom, three reception rooms, lounge hall and offices; electric light; company's water; central heating; pleasure and kitchen gardens; orchard, two meadows, glasshouses, farm buildings &c., in all about 13 acres 1 rood."

Can anyone give me an update on this property with maybe even a photograph please?


Minniehaha. (New Zealand)
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: PaulineJ on Sunday 22 February 15 21:48 GMT (UK)
What was the ancestor's name?
Was he living there in 1911? What's the reference/details for him?
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: Regorian on Sunday 22 February 15 22:03 GMT (UK)
There is a Millbrook RSPCA centre there now, couldn't find an old house though.
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: ..claire.. on Sunday 22 February 15 22:16 GMT (UK)
Hi

Here is a 1920's map, there is a Milbrook there that looks to be what you may be looking for.  Above it is a 'Milbrook house' set on a main Road,  which doesn't look to have the land described in the article provided.

http://maps.nls.uk/view/101436781

claire

Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: minniehaha on Sunday 22 February 15 22:34 GMT (UK)
Hi everyone,

Thanks for such a quick response.

PaulineJ: John Hammond GALBRAITH  was my ancestor. He was living in London at the time of the 1911 census.

Regorian: I had a feeling that it may be the RSPCA centre now. So nothing left of the original "Millbrook"?

Claire: It is a very good map but unable to print it out.  :(


Minniehaha.
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: Tonykelly on Monday 23 February 15 19:06 GMT (UK)
There are a number of references to Millbrook Chobham in the Surrey History Centre catalogue:

http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/collections/search/?s=millbrook+chobham&submit.x=0&submit.y=0&submit=Search

If any look promising you try contacting the SHC for more info

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/recreation-heritage-and-culture/archives-and-history/surrey-history-centre/contacting-surrey-history-centre


HTH

Tony Kelly, 
Monumental Inscriptions
West Surrey Family History Society

http://www.wsfhs.org
taking the past into the future
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: suek2075 on Monday 23 February 15 19:12 GMT (UK)
I live near Chobham - as far as I know the only Millbrook around here is the RSPCA centre. I don't mind going down and taking some pics if you still want them, but I won't be able to do it till the end of the week. If you find that it's a different place let me know.
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: minniehaha on Monday 23 February 15 20:39 GMT (UK)
Thank you Tony and Sue..........

I have done as you suggested Tony and sent a message to the SHC to see if they can provide more information.

Sue, I would love some pictures. That would be fantastic and of course I am happy to wait until a convenient time for you. Thanks so much for your offer..........  :)


Minniehaha.
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: suek2075 on Monday 23 February 15 20:44 GMT (UK)
Happy to help - it's quite a big place, I'm sure they wouldn't mind me poking around a bit :) I know someone who works there too. To be honest I must have driven past it thousands of times and never taken much notice other than to see the horses in the field. 
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: minniehaha on Monday 23 February 15 21:01 GMT (UK)
Thanks Sue.  It is very kind of you  :)
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: suek2075 on Sunday 01 March 15 15:45 GMT (UK)
Went down to take some photos for you while it was nice and sunny - by the time we got there it was a bit grey and cloudy! Had a chat with the very nice deputy manageress, and this might have been the perfect time to have an interest in the house. This is the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Millbrook RSPCA Centre, and they're planning on doing a bit of an exhibition on the history of the house and land. The original farmhouse is still there, and still lived in. If you send me your email I'll send you the few pics we managed to take - most of the land and front of the house are fenced off, so none of them are great I'm afraid! I also have an email address so that you can get in touch with the RSPCA direct, and they would be happy to give you any information they have.
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: suek2075 on Sunday 01 March 15 17:00 GMT (UK)
millbrook farmhouse

Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: minniehaha on Sunday 01 March 15 17:18 GMT (UK)
Thank you so much for your time and effort suek2075........

The picture on the forum is fabulous.

If you could also send the RSPCA e-mail address and contact person, I will get in touch with them too. We may be able to help each other with some information.

Your help is very much appreciated...........

Minniehaha.  :)  :)

Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: minniehaha on Monday 02 March 15 02:45 GMT (UK)
The photographs are fantastic! Thank you so much................

Minniehaha.  :)  :)
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: suek2075 on Monday 02 March 15 07:59 GMT (UK)
No problem, happy to help. If you have a look www old-maps.co.uk you can see Surrey maps of 1870 and 1896 which show Millbrook. It didn't really change in size so either map would do. 
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: minniehaha on Monday 02 March 15 08:37 GMT (UK)
Thanks for that website Sue. I will have a look.........

Minniehaha.
Title: Re: "MILLBROOK" Chobham, Surrey...............
Post by: minniehaha on Tuesday 03 March 15 02:58 GMT (UK)
Again, thanks to everyone for your help and suggestions. Very much appreciated..........


Minniehaha.