SS7605 : Knathorn Farm renovations c1979

taken 40 years ago, near to Oldborough, Devon, Great Britain

Knathorn Farm renovations c1979
Knathorn Farm renovations c1979
I was recently contacted through Geograph by a descendant of the Pope family who reported that she had recorded evidence that her ancestors occupied the farm from 1605 until the end of the 19th Century. This was a remarkable piece of information to receive so I looked again for more images of the farm; and found this photo, taken c.1979, after I had moved out of the house, across the home paddock to one of the cottages opposite whilst renovations were undertaken.
The photograph clearly shows the hands of the Pope's at work! An antique dealer who visited me once reckoned that it was probably built in the early 1800s. The little cottage next door, after inspecting the construction of the window frames, he dated as 17th Century. So it could be the Pope's built both houses; more research might date the brick built cider press, visible in one of the other pictures.
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Date Taken
1979   (more nearby)
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 7674 0500 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.8823N 3:45.0982W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 7676 0496
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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