Blundens Farm
Blundens early 1900s (old)
Blundens 2007
Blundens Farm (the building on the right) dates back to Tudor times. The old picture was taken early in the 1900s and the modern one in April 2007.

There are a few visible changes between the pictures:-

  • Blundens (the modern name) has been extended (away from the camera).
  • The road has been made up and white lines painted.
  • A telephone pole and post box have been added opposite.
  • The entrance to Blundens has been widened and the fence replaced by a hedge.

The house was Grade 2 Listed in July 1963. English Heritage gives the following information:-

Blunden’s House 31/07/63 (Formerly listed as Blunden's GV II Farm House). House. C16, C17 with C20 extensions. Timber frame and brickwork for the walls, with a tiled roof. A late-medieval hall house of 3 bays, with a cross wing at the south end (extended to the rear C20), and with a bay added, in style, in the C20 at the north end; 2 storeys, of irregular fenestration. ½-hipped roof, 2 gabled C20 ½-dormers at the front and one at the rear. The arch-braced frame is exposed mostly in the upper part, with brick infill and other walling (showing a filled doorway). C20 leaded casements. Plain boarded door. Inside, the massive chimney breast (partly of stone construction) has been inserted, and much of the frame is exposed. A small saint's statue (c1900) is set in a niche in the gable of the middle dormer.

Information from English Heritage, Images of England