A Stroll Around Chelsworth

Bernard & Heather Quinlan's,  'A Gentle stroll' around Chelsworth Village - Click the right arrow to move on.

The Old Coach House, and Gardener’s Cottage were converted from farm buildings relatively recently.

Our pictures here were taken over fifty years apart, but each shows a shining new thatch - in the 1930s with a charming lady called Mrs McNamee, and in 1990 with the McAllisters.

We hope you enjoyed your 'stroll' around Chelsworth and you will return for another walk.

The top of the hill marks the site of Chelsworth Common - the road ahead ran through its centre, bending only to pass round Lower Common Farmhouse. Further on is the cottage that was once a poorhouse, extended in the early 19th century - but the only pictures we have of these are those of the 1870 census - also on this web site

The road to the right is the New Road created by Robert Pocklington in 1750 to replace the old highway that passed by the riverside and past the front of his new Hall, to his evident displeasure. The later Chelsworth Hall lies behind the trees.

Rounding two bends at the top of the hill, we pass Rush Cottage, one of the two poorhouses built up here in the 19th century to replace those which formerly stood in the centre of the village.

Bernard & Heather Quinlan's,  'A Gentle stroll' around Chelsworth Village