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    St. Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th December.There will be a ‘Preview Evening & Concert ’ on Friday 15th with wine and canapes being served from 6.30 p.m and with a choral performance from Voces Seraphorum from 7.00 – 7.45 p.m. – tickets can be purchased from Hampsthwaite Post Office or you can buy them on the door (£7.00).The church will be open from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 16th December for you to come along and enjoy the Christmas Trees and there will be refreshments served throughout the day.
  • Hands Off Hampsthwaite Action Group

    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: info@hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com URL: www.hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter: https://twitter.com/HampsthwaiteAG
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  • Barkers Family History

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  • BARKER Family History

    Descendants of John and Grace BarkerbyShaun L Wilson – February 2017 Barker families have resided in Hampsthwaite since the early seventeenth century and were extensive in the area during the nineteenth century. From the 1881 England Census for Hampsthwaite taken on 3rd April that year, Barker was the most popular name totalling 57 out of 457 people enumerated – 12.5% of those recorded living in Hampsthwaite at the time of that census. From the registers of Hampsthwaite parish, Barkers were in existence as early as 1610. The earliest Barker mentioned is John Barker, son of Peter who was baptised on 17th March that year.Where Hampsthwaite is mentioned in this article it refers to both village and parish. We will never know exactly where the early Barker’s dwelling houses were as they are not recorded in either the parish registers or on the early census returns, but it is assumed that they lived in the village or within the parish. It was not until the England Census of 1911 that full address details were given together with the total number of children born alive to the present marriage of the head of the family.
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Laurel Cottage

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This is one of Hampsthwaite's listed buildings (Grade II) and it is described thus. . . . . "House. Dated 1764. Pink and brown gritstone, graduated stone slate roof. 2 storeys, 3 bays. Quoins. Central door of 4 fielded and 2 flush panels in chamfered tie-stone surround, plaque above inscribed:

WS
1764

4-pane sash windows in stone surrounds to ground and first floors, the ground-floor window sills cut away to fit deeper frames. A small round-headed window first floor, centre. Bulbous kneelers, gable copings, banded end stacks."

In 1910 the property was surveyed for the purpose of assessing liability to Land Tax. At that time Greenside House (however it was then known) was one property with Laurel Cottage (which it is assumed had no separate name) and the surveyor described it thus…
“House and garden    Gross value £30   Rateable value £22.10s
Occupier:  Samuel Musgrove
Owner:   Mary (?Exley)
House: Stone & blue slated. 2 wood bays grd floor
Old property in fair repair for age. Small flower garden to front
Kitchen garden and lawn to rear
Contains 2 sitting & 1 living rooms. Kitchen, Scullery & Pantry
6 bedrooms 2 small (-?-) Bath & W.C. 1 boxroom
N.B. Since 1909 a portion of house taken off that contains:
1 Sitting & 1 living room & Scullery. 2 bedrooms & 2 smaller.
Rent 4/6d  weekly tenant pays rates
Stable: Brick & blue slated in fair repair contains 2 stall stable
Saddle room Coach House Loft over all
N.B. Since 1909 new Brick & blue slated 1 storey lean-to outshot added at rear & property generally repaired”
It is assumed that the first note (N.B.) above describes Laurel Cottage.
The census for 1911 mentions no “Musgrove”!

In 2009 the building was renovated by the renewal/repair of roof rafters and the stone slates re-installed.

Click here for an account of the adjacent property Greenside House . . . . . and click here for details of some early census returns.

Laurel Cottage

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