Buildings of Great Mongeham

The Story of Palmerston Villa

An interest Awakened

 

151_Mongeham_Rd_in_1985_enhancedDuring our recent visits to look at archives we found a number of documents relating to Palmerston Villa. This took me full circle, because this is where my interest in village history started. When we bought the house in 1985 it was badly run down. So much work was needed to make it habitable. We started an epic task of renovation which took two years of solid work to break the back of the problem, and then several years more.
 

St Martin's Church The Later Years

 

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This is the first article of a new section of the website detailing buildings in Great Mongeham. Although most of the articles in this section will feature houses there will be one or two featuring other buildings, including this first article which covers St Martin's Church.

   

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A Farmhouse and Brewery in Great Mongeham 29 January 2016, 15.50 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
A Farmhouse and Brewery in Great Mongeham
Great Mongeham Farmhouse There has long been a history of brewing and related industries in the village. As early as the ninth century Lufu bequeathed a regular supply of malt to the monks at St. Augustine’s. In the
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A Century of Allens at the Three Horseshoes 01 December 2013, 11.46 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
A Century of Allens at the Three Horseshoes
An old building   The Three Horseshoes is a charming little country pub in Mongeham Road. Like so many of its kind this once flourishing hostelry is now much quieter. The older part of the building, with its low profile
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Great Mongeham Parish Hall 12 December 2012, 11.02 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
Great Mongeham Parish Hall
An addition to our archive. Sue Solley recently sent me copies of a couple of articles relating to the history of our Parish Hall, written (I believe) by Olive Jameson from the minutes of the Parish hall Committee. The
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The Story of Great Mongeham Farm 09 November 2012, 16.23 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
The Story of Great Mongeham Farm
 Although I have no conclusive evidence I am convinced that Great Mongeham farm was the demesne farm for the manor, in other words in the occupation of the Lord of the Manor, and thus operated as a farm from the middle
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The Village Bakery 17 October 2012, 19.29 Jim Buildings of Great Mongeham
The Village Bakery
  The Village Bakery (147 Mongeham Road) began as a pair of labourers cottages as can be seen in the map below, dating from 1841. The cottages are numbered 99 (occupied by James Graves, a shepherd, his wife and five children)
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