The 1919 auction, lot 4. Harold Wood Farm

THE FARM HOUSE.

 Containing : Four Bed Rooms, Two Sitting Rooms, Kitchen and Pantry, with
Detached Wash House, and Coal Shed.

The Farm Buildings. Comprising; Cart Horse Stable for Five, Cow stall for 25, Cooling Room, Barn used for Forage and Mixing Room, Grain Pit, Granary, Cart Shed, Loose Box, Calf Pen, Tool House and Hen House. The whole comprising:- 50a. 0r. 10p. of Arable and Pasture Land.

As shown in the following SCHEDULE:- Ordnance Description. State. Quantity. No. A. R. P. PARISH OF ROMFORD. 435. Green Lane .. .. Pasture and Roadway 1 3 16, 437. Ten Acres .. .. Pasture .. .. 12 0 1, 626. Three Acre Mead. .. .. Arable .. .. 3 1 21, 628. Five Acres .. .. Pasture .. .. 5 0 0, 629. Twenty-two Acres .. Arable .. .. 22 0 38, 631. Long Meadow .. .. Pasture .. .. 4 2 0, 633. House and Buildings .. Buildings .. .. 0 2 30, 634. Green Lane .. Pasture and Roadway 0 1 24 A 50 0 10 Let to Mr. A. W. Sexton on a Yearly (Michaelmas) Tenancy at the Rent of; £77 per annum. OUTGOINGS:- Tithe Rent Charge (Commuted amount) £11 4 3 Land Tax .. 3 15 0. The Water is laid on to the House and Buildings. The Growing Timber is included in the Sale. This Lot is sold subject to the Right of Way of the adjoining owners over the Roadway Numbers 435 and 634. Mr. A.W. Sexton paid £1800 for Lot 4. He paid £180 deposit, leaving a balance of £1620.

 

Date Unknown

Harold Wood Farm in 1896
Aerial Photo from 1946
And how it all looks today, 2012.

The Poulton and Bull timber yard was on the south side of the Straight Rd/Faringdon Ave junction. It was eventually sold and became a glaziers. I occasionally bought timber there but by the 1980s it was expensive compared with some other Romford timber yards. As a self employed carpenter I used Brooks a long established South St yard for many years but eventually cheap, poor quality wood from B&Qs finished them all off. Brooks's timber yard is now under flats.........Del Smith.