Hodges Farm
Hodges Farm 1915

Hodges Farm 2007

The left hand picture was taken in 1915 - the modern picture was taken in March 2007. Due to modern gardens it was not possible to exactly replicate the viewpoint of the old photograph - the camera is slightly to the right of the ‘old’ position.
There is virtually no change to the building - although modernisiation has taken place to the interior. There are a only a few changes to the surroundings.
  • The road has been surfaced.
  • The large tree on the left has been replaced.
  • The hedge in front of the house has been replaced by railings
  • The barn on the right has been converted into a house.

The house was Grade 2 Listed in July 1963. English Heritage gives the following information:-
Hodges Farmhouse 31/07/63 (Formerly listed as Hodges) GV II* House. Late C17, and 1766. Brick walls, and tiled roof. A building of 2 stages the 1st being a timber-framed house with later brick cladding, and the 2nd a slightly wider and taller unit attached to its front. Symmetrical front (south west) of 2 storeys and attic, 5 windows. Plain roof, with a central gabled dormer (with casements). Red brick walls in header bond,moulded brick eaves, rubbed flat arches, 1st floor moulded band, plinth; at each side there is a pilaster produced by rusticated blocks, returned on the end gables, with a cornice incorporating the eaves moulding, and above this a section of wall, returned to the gable and with a coping (indicating a former parapet along the whole front). Sashes with thick glazing bars. The brick doorway is formed as a slightly projecting unit, with a pediment, key to the arched opening, impost bands and plinth; radiating fanlight above a 6-panelled door. Inside there is the original staircase of 1766, with a ½-landing leading into the rear block, dado panelling to staircase, hall and rooms, architraves and panelled doors. The rear block is a lower 2 storeys, with a catslide roof, brick walls in Flemish bond, with cambered openings, casements, and a boarded door in a plain opening.
Information from English Heritage, Images of England