A Glossary for Headley

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See list of earliest record of place-names in the Registers (from Headley 1066–1966 by J.S Tudor-Jones)
Also see Rent Roll of 1552 for names and variations on names, some of which are no longer in use.
Headley Timeline – Headley Home Page

'200-Yards Road at Beech Hill'
Mentioned by Rev WH Laverty in correspondence in the 1890s (see Archives, item 26) – now Eddey's Lane
Abbeydore (named after Dore Abbey)
In the High Street between the Tithe Barn and Belmont, and built for the Rev Wallis Hay LAVERTY in 1926 for his retirement – but he died first. Eventually extended and turned into a Retirement Home called Ludshott Court. This closed in 1999, and was demolished in September 2000 for redevelopment as Abbeydore Close.
Abbeydore Close
The development of houses built in 2001 on the site of Abbeydore
Alder Road
Off Birch Road, on the north-west edge of the Heatherlands estate.
Alma Road
Off Carlton Road, Headley Down – not to be confused with Alma Road in Bordon
Apple Tree Cottage
Listed building in Mill Lane – Just off the High Street, a hundred yards down the lane but still in the Conservation Area, is another sixteenth century timber-framed building. It also, during the first half of the 20th century, was home to three families. Successive owners have lovingly restored and improved it, the most recent addition being an integral garage with bedroom above under a full gabled roof. [From To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] See Images of England
Ar, River (Arford Stream)
Local name for the stream running from Fullers Vale through Arford – Has no official name.
Hamlet in the valley between Headley and Headley Down, its precise boundaries are unclear – Once a shopping centre of Headley, but all are now closed. – Until recently, contained two pubs: The Crown and The Wheatsheaf (the latter closed March 2000 and was demolished March 2001) – On old maps and documents has variously been referred to as Eford, Harford and Aford – mention of Arford in Winchester Pipe Roll of 1587.
Arford Common
1. Wooded area between Beech Hill Road and Barley Mow Hill (called 'Beech Hill Common' on some maps) belonging to Headley Parish Council
2. Roads leading to and within the area are also, confusingly, all called 'Arford Common'
History of the Common:–
Arford House
At corner of Arford Road and Bowcott Hill – Dating from the early nineteenth century, with Gothic casements and a Victorian brick porch. It was built by William Ewsters (1760-1842), who presented the life-size paintings of Moses and Aaron to the Church. Mr Henry Knight, the builder mentioned earlier, told Mr Laverty that the wooden decoration on top of the summer-house was the figurehead of the American frigate Chesapeake, captured by the British in the war of 1812-15, and that Mr Ewsters bought it when the ship was towed back to England and broken up. Mrs Ewsters was a splendid needlewoman, and made a carpet for the house. It was she who planted the chestnut trees round the pond that used to be across the road, north of the entrance gates. In 1886 the house was advertised by E.B. Kennedy to let furnished for £130 p.a., unfurnished for 80 guineas. It was described as stone built, with three sitting rooms, seven bedrooms, a garden, tennis lawn, meadow, pine wood, 15 acres, coach house, stabling, and a five-roomed gardener's cottage. In 1896 the tenant was Madame Van de Velde, wife of a Belgian diplomat, and daughter of the Italian Ambassador to Berlin. She was "tall, with perfect features, full of vivacity and charm", and was the author of numerous books dealing with Court and Society. It was during this time that Brett Harte was a frequent visitor. (See Brae path) By 1902 the house had been sold to the Misses Frankland and their aunt, Miss Emily Grenside. They were the daughters of the scientist, Sir Edward Frankland. Miss Dorothy studied the piano in Germany and later was a pupil of Oscar Béringer, who lived at Brontë Cottage on Barley Mow Hill with his wife, the talented writer and dramatist, and his two daughters Vera and Esmé, who became well-known actresses. In 1906 Miss Dorothy married Major Richard Hooper and for well over forty years they both took an active interest in the life of the village. Her sister married Mr Woodbine Hinchliff of Pentlow, who designed the War Memorial. [From To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] See Images of England
Arford Lodge
Currently attched to Arford House – see Images of England – but previously has been the name of the house now known as Ivy Cottage, on the other side of the Ar stream.
Arford Road
Runs from Headley Village Green through the centre of Arford to the junction with The Hanger.
In Hammer Lane – Now a private house split into separate dwellings, at one time it was used as a Catholic maternity home for unmarried mothers – We are often contacted by people who were born here and are trying to trace their mothers – a useful contact for them is the Catholic Children’s Society, 49 Russell Hill Road, Purley, Surrey CR8 2XB – Tel: 020 8668 2181 www.catholicchildrenssociety.org.uk.
The main road through Headley and Headley Down, coming in from Lindford up Mill Lane, past the Holly Bush, then by Crabtree Lane, Fullers Vale and Beech Hill to leave via Grayshott Road – On a map dated 1937 it is marked as going up Bowcott Hill, Beech Hill Road and Eddeys Lane! [do we believe this?]
The main road across Broxhead Common from Lindford to Sleaford; forms the west boundary of Headley civil parish at this point.
Bacon Lane
From Churt Road to Frensham Pond Hotel – Nicholas Bacon was the owner of Simmonstone Farm in 1618 [Ref: Olivia Cotton] – Roger Bacoun is mentioned in a Winchester Pipe Roll entry for Headley as early as 1320
The name of the doctors' surgery in Mill Lane, opened in 1995 after transferring from Lindford.
Badgerswood Drive
The short piece of road to the Badgerswood surgery and to 4 houses built in 2010.
Baigents Hill
Across the road from Headley Park Hotel.
Baigents Bridge
Where Cradle Lane crosses the River Slea.
Bank of England
Public House near Broxhead, thought to have been at the Fire Station crossroads. Rumour has it that the Army closed it down. In a bapt reg entry for 4 Nov 1878 it is referred to as the old public house near to Broxhead Lodge.
Barford [Bereford]
Mentioned in Winchester Pipe Rolls from 1252 onwards – Area at the edge of the parish where it adjoins Surrey at Churt. Once a centre of paper making and corn milling.
Barford Mills
The first mention of a mill at Barford appeared in the pipe rolls of 1264. Robert the miller was granted land out of the waste on the Churt side of the stream. The Barford stream, then known as the Shirebrook, fed Frensham Great Pond and was the boundary between the Surrey and Hampshire. Some 70 years later (1343) the mill was rebuilt on the opposite side of the stream and was therefore in a different manor, the manor of Sutton (now Bishop's Sutton). This mill, now known as Barford Mill (see Images of England) became the middle of three mills in close proximity on a small stretch of the stream. The upper and lower Barford mills dating from the 1730s were involved in papermaking. The lower mill or old mill was situated by the bridge (see Images of England). Though derelict in the 1860s it was re-equipped in the 1880s and in 1884 the miller is said to have had 50 employees and the largest waterwheel in Surrey! [Ref: Olivia Cotton]
Barford Stream Cottage
See Images of England
A type of stone which was quarried locally (eg. in Passfield) and used in many local buildings. 'Tons of great rocks were placed on roadside wasteland and a man with a hammer would be there for weeks breaking the rocks down to the size of tennis balls. All the local roads are based on this rock.' [John Ellis]
Bargate Stone Quarries
There were three Bargate stone quarries in the Pasfield/Headley area: one on the north side of Waterside lake; a second stretching from Passfield bridge to Tulls Lane and a third, much smaller, on the land between Wey Valley Farm and Tulls Farm, the latter being the last left in operation. The foreman of the quarries was Mr Sam Small and he lived at Tulls Farm House. When quarrying ceased about the late twenties, they were abandoned and the sites became overgrown, derelict and haunts for wildlife. Good land was inexpensive and reclamation was uneconomical. The small quarry adjoining Tulls Farm House was partly reclaimed as grazing land, the mounds of excavated soil remain. [John Ellis, reported in Haslemere Herald, 6 Dec 1996]
Barley Mow Hill
The continuation of Churt Road from Glayshers Hill down to Arford.
See list of barns in Headley parish.
Barracks, The
There are at least two different sets of buildings to which this name has been applied locally –
1. Fairview Terrace at the bottom of Arford Common.
2. Buildings associated with Upper Barford Papermill – though strictly speaking these were on the Surrey side of the stream.
The old local name for faggots of brushwood.
Bayfields Farm
At Prospect Hill on Frensham Lane – Was made a key reference point during the first general census in 1841 when William Bettesworth, yeoman, farmed there. See Images of England
Beacon's Farm
Occupied by Thomas Low [Loe] in 1822 Valuation in the area of Bacon Lane – Beacon's probably a corruption of Bacon's.
Beech Hill
1. Imprecise area of high ground between Arford and Headley Down (see Headley Hill and Stone Hill);
2. Part of B3002 from Glayshers Hill/Grayshott Road junction down to Fullers Vale (not to be confused, please, with Beech Hill Road).
Beech Hill Common
On some maps, the name for the area normally now referred to as 'Arford Common'.
Beech Hill House
On north side of Beech Hill Road towards the top of the hill. Once occupied by Admiral John PARISH, though I'm told this was not the reason why the road was at that time called Parish House Bottom – mere coincidence, we assume.
Beech Hill Road
The present Beech Hill Road running from the Beech Hill/Eddeys Lane junction down to Arford Road was once called Parish House Bottom – however in the 1957 Electoral Register and on maps of the period, Beech Hill Road was the name of what is now called Wilsons Road. Why did the name move? The present road is often confused with Beech Hill by delivery drivers, and who can blame them?
Beech Hill Recreation Ground
See Arford Common
Bellinger's Stores
For many years a general stores at the road junction in Arford, run by the BELLINGER family from 1913–1958 – Now a private house called The Old Stores
House in Headley High Street built in 1888 for Mr Laverty's parents-in-law. It was bought by the War Department for £2,500 on 31st July 1903 from Robert Young (marked by four WD boundary stones), and the first Brigade Major to live there was a Fitzclarence, grandson of William IV. His wife was a Churchill, first cousin to the Duke of Marlborough. It has been a private house since it was sold to the Alexanders in 1978. In his working notebook for 1888, The Rev W.H. Laverty (Rector 1872-1928) recorded, "now being built for us on ¼d Field, by George and Arthur King, their bricklayer Fred Gauntlett." The house was for his wife's parents, Mr and Mrs de la Motte, but in the 1891 census it is registered as unoccupied. It was then bought by the War Department for £2,500 on 31st July 1903 from Robert Young, and the first Brigade Major to live there was a Fitzclarence, grandson of William IV. His wife was a Churchill, first cousin to the Duke of Marlborough, and he had a coachman named Morse. He was followed by Major Butler, and Joseph Kemp and his wife were man-servant and maid to the family (1906-7), living presumably in Belmont Cottage (now demolished). During the First World War, Captain Thackeray and his wife and son, Reg, lived at Belmont when he was Staff Officer Musketry, first at Bordon, later for the whole Aldershot Command. He had come from South Africa, where his uncle, Sir Thomas Scanliss, was Prime Minister of Cape Colony, and the famous eighteenth century hunter, Henry Hartley, was his grandfather. Capt Thackeray served in the British South African Police during the Boer War, and was at the relief of Mafeking. After World War II he retired to Wodehouse (in Liphook Road), and ever since then his family has been active in church and village life, the gift of a Pavilion (now replaced) on the playing fields being only one of their many generous acts. One of the last military occupants of the house was Lt.Col Derek Richardson, who came here in the late sixties and then settled down in Headley on leaving the army. It has been a private house since it was sold to the Alexanders in 1978, but one of the four WˆD boundary stones marked on old maps is still standing in the bank to the right of the gate. [From To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] .
Benham's Mead
A field shown on a map dated 1806 between Frensham Lane and the River Wey through which the Ar stream runs – opposite The Hanger junction – owned then by Edward Benham
Large house on the south side of Headley Hill Road, built in 1899 for Edward Frinneby HUBBUCK and originally called Pinehurst – At some undetermined time, the house name changed from Pinehurst to Benifold. Described in a brochure as "a 20-roomed house with eight acres of grounds," Benifold was from 1963–1970 an Ecumenical House of prayer where ‘people of all sorts and ages’ were welcome. The tune known as 'Benifold' used for Charles Wesley's hymn Glory, Love and Praise and Honour was written here. Initially the organisation also owned Little Benifold, just across the road, using this as a Warden’s house, but it was later sold separately. Then followed a significant culture shift, as the pop group Fleetwood Mac moved in. The group made four albums during their time here, and it is said that on the second floor there were until recently some paintings on the wall reminiscent of Christine McVIE’s artwork for the cover of the ‘Kiln House’ album. They eventually left for California in late 1974 to achieve world-wide success. In the village, they are still remembered by those who were regulars down at the Wheatsheaf.
Interview by Jim Irvine with Christine McVie in 'Mojo' magazine, July 2015:
We bought this big house in Hampshire called Benifolds. Mick [Fleetwood], John [McVie] and Jeremy [Spencer] and the families all lived in this strange house that used to be a vicarage. Downstairs were two huge empty rooms, one had a grand piano in it and I used to tinker with it and Mick would come down and say: "You ought to try and write songs." I was gently nudged in the back. I started to try because Mick was so encouraging. He'd go: "Wow, that's great! Let's record it!" And suddenly we had drums on this thing that I thought was useless and it was sounding really good. That spurred me on because I believed whatever I wrote, Mick would turn it into something.
see Barford.
Bilford (Billeford, Billyford)
Name of an area which appears in the Winchester Pipe Rolls from 1211 onwards, the 1774 Rent-roll of Headley and other lists – located at the junction of The Hanger and Frensham Lane, but the name is not used today.
Bilford Farm
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation at the junction of The Hanger and Frensham Lane – the farmhouse seems to have disappeared now.
Birch Road
One of the roads in the Heatherlands estate, built on the site of the WW2 Canadian detention camp.
Birds Nest
House in Frensham Lane.
Birkenholme Close
Off Furze Hill Road, adjoining Ludshott Common – Birkenholme was a large house, now demolished
Bishops Sutton (manor of)
The majority of Headley parish has for centuries been in a detached portion of Bishops Sutton Manor. Hence it had no resident Lord of the Manor. It also makes it substantially more difficult to find historical manorial documents for Headley, as these are mixed up with those of the 'real' Bishops Sutton in the county archives. See manors.
Was a shop and coal merchant at the bottom of Barley Mow Hill – now a private house called The Old Ale House. See Images of England
"A permanent military camp is now in the course of formation at Bordon." [Kelly's Directory 1903]
Boreen, The
Once a large house – now demolished for a close of houses off Wilsons Road.
Bowcott Hill [Bowcot Hill]
From Arford Road, by Arford House, to meet Beech Hill Road. The bottom of Bowcott Hill is an area once known as Parfect’s Hollow.
Brae Footpath ('The Brae')
Footpath No.28, from Long Cross Hill to Arford Road – This name was given to it by the American author Brett HARTE when he stayed at Arford House.
House on The Hanger.
Breakneck Hill
Local name for the steep footpath, No.29, between Headley Hill Road and Fullers Vale.
Brockford Bridge
Over the River Wey by the water pumping station near Headley Park
Broxhead Common
Between Lindford and Sleaford.
Broxhead Farm
On the Lindford side of Broxhead Common, in Headley civil parish.
Broxhead House
Hon Fitzalan FOLEY built Broxhead House; eventually became Lord FOLEY. Afterwards it was sold to Col Ulick J. BURKE JP (see 1891 census), then to Sir David BARBOUR (see 1901 census), then to the War Dept [WHL pp.580 & 866].
Broxhead (manor of)
One of the manors in the parish of Headley – said to have been in the hands of the Brocas family ('Brocas Head') during the period 1395 to 1506
Bull's Hollow
Part of Pickett's Hill, where it is a sunken lane.
Carlton Road
Parallel to Stonehill Road in Headley Down.
Carnival Hut
An old WW1 Army hut erected in 1919 on land adjacent to the Village Green, and once housed the Headley Working Men's Club. The hut burnt down in mysterious circumstances in the 1950s, and was never replaced – the ownership of the land is still disputed? (AD 2009) – See To the Ar and Back.
Chapel, Congregational
Stood in Long Cross Hill; built in 1860 with 100 'sittings', demolished in 1947(?) – See To the Ar and Back. A recreation room (‘The Institute’) was later added to the Chapel at the far end, and used as a school room. The Chapel was active until after the Second World War, when rising costs forced it to be sold. The chapel was then used as Dr Williamson’s surgery until he retired, after which the building was demolished. Now the site of Chapel Howe.
Chases Farm
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation
Chatterton Lodge
Behind a hedge at the end of Fullers Vale opposite the Old Shop, and facing Beech Hill. Dated 1846 (with the '4' shown reversed) – has since been demolished and replaced by two modern houses
Chestnut Cottage, Bowcot Hill
See Images of England
Chestnut End
Cul-de-sac at the top end of Hilland Rise.
Chestnut Road
Alley between Southview Road and Beech Hill, now closed off.
Chestnut tree, The
In the triangle at the end of the High Street; planted in September 1891 on the site of the old stocks by Frederick Wakeford, the Rector (Mr W. H. Laverty) and the licensee of the Holly Bush at the time, Mr J Kenyon – See To the Ar and Back.
The shop on Heatherlands was called Chingfords for so long that many locals still refer to it by this name – since then it has been M&W, then Dillons (not the bookshop, I hasten to add) and most recently One Stop.
Church, All Saints
The parish church – Much altered after a fire in 1836 which destroyed the spire and gallery – See To the Ar and Back and description written in 1936. The clock on the tower was given by Sir Robert Wright of Headley Park in memory of his son, Evan Stanley, who died in 1900 at the age of six. The initials of parents and child and the date are in the four corners. See Images of England
Church, Roman Catholic
At the junction in Headley Fields – Closed on 1st April 1994, and the site now redeveloped as a private bungalow.
Church, St Francis
In Headley Down behind the garage at the junction of Grayshott Road and Beech Hill – Erected as a Community Church in 1920. See article by Hester Whittle.
Church, Methodist at Standford Hill
Built in 1861, between Standford and Passfield on the B3004. Now used by a different religious denomination.
Church Centre, The
Off the High Street, replacing the former Church Room in Glebe Road. An extension houses the Church Office and facilities for the disabled. Perhaps not one of the most beautiful of buildings in the parish?
Church Fields
Originally fields to the west of the church, now a housing estate.
Church Gate Stores
Shop and Headley's post office until closed in March 2002, next to the church gate in the High Street – alternatively known as The Gateway Buttery – It has had many names and many other uses in the past – Now redeveloped into a private house with flats, the centre of Headley is left without a post office. – Named The Gateway Buttery after the Second World War, when the new owners tried to establish it as a high-class restaurant, and retained that name as a Spar shop and post office until these closed for business in March 2002. Previously it was known as Church Gate Stores, and was a thriving concern under the Curtis family. They sold everything a village needed, including drapery, and several of their young lady assistants lived in. In common with the other shops of those days, they opened at eight in the morning and closed at seven at night, the last chore being to put up the heavy window shutters and bolt them with long iron bars.
A record from Mr Laverty's visiting book in 1878 implies that part of this building at least was used as a school around 1830. He interviewed Ann Coombes (née Shrubb) who, as a girl of 6, remembered looking through the classroom window there and seeing soldiers who "came up in force" into the village after the Workhouse riot that year. She says the schoolmaster, Mr Allfield, "pulled the blinds down when we saw the soldiers." Just before the Second World War the next owner ceased trading, and so the building was commandeered and was bursting at the seams with various troops, beginning with the Pioneer Corps and ending with Canadian Tank regiments. Since then it has had many different owners, and been altered as many times. [From To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Church Lane
Cul-de-sac off Curtis Lane.
Churchill Crescent
Off Hilland Rise – It is tempting to suggest that it was so-named because Churchill tanks were parked near here during WW2, but we suspect this was not the reason!
Churt Road
The continuation of Barley Mow Hill towards Churt from its junction with Glayshers Hill. Was called Barford Lane in 1774
Clements Farm
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation - was it near Stream Farm?
Cook's Farm, Barford
Mentioned in baptism entries in 1870s - but where is/was it?
Corner House, Arford
The wooden buildings and house at the road junction in Arford – have been part of a builder's yard for at least a hundred years. Now sympathetically converted to private accommodation. See Images of England
Off Crabtree Lane, the original large house, part 18th century, now known as Yeomans Place. – Formerly one large house, known as Crabtree, with extensive grounds stretching round the corner and along the Liphook Road. The older part is eighteenth century, with brick eaves, Queen Anne windows, and a gabled Victorian brick porch. Inside, the central chimney breast which is characteristic of a timber-framed lobby-entrance house, a style of building not used after about 1650, suggests a much older origin. There are signs of three staircases. The taller house attached to the south, and not listed, was built in mock Tudor style in 1880 by Mr Samuel Bewsher, Bursar of St. Paul's School in London. It is said that this wing was for boys whose parents were abroad, and no windows were put in the west wall so that they could not overlook his garden. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Crab Tree Farm
In the 1822 Valuation this name appears to apply to land between Mill Lane and Frensham Lane.
Crabtree Gardens
Cul-de-sac off Liphook Road behind Yeomans Place.
Crabtree House
See Headley Stores and Rogers Stores.
Crabtree Lane
Between the High Street and Headley Village Green. Called Hurland Lane in 1774.
Cradle Lane
Byway (BOAT36) from Headley Park towards Dockenfield, crossing the River Slea at Baigents Bridge by ford and footbridge. Mr Laverty, rector 1872–1928, said that the name was given because the gypsies used a copse along it for their winter quarters, and the women gave birth to their babies in the Spring before setting out on their Summer travelling. Before the A325 was made from Alice Holt to Bordon (c1828), this was one of the roads from Farnham to Headley. In 1910, Mr Lavery recorded: Cradle Lane is the lane which takes one to the north from the back gate of Headley Park House, and is our only way across the river at that point. Beyond the long footbridge in Cradle Lane water runs down the road in wet weather; and at the top of the hill there is some 30 feet of deep loam almost impassable even in dry weather.
Crown, The
Pub in Arford Road – See To the Ar and Back. See Images of England. Refurbished in 2019
Curtis Close
Fairly recent development off Curtis Lane
Curtis Farm
At the bend in Curtis Lane opposite its junction with Church Lane. Henry Fauntleroy, the last man to be hanged for forgery (in 1824) lived here at the time. See Images of England with Barn
Curtis Hill
Wooded hill directly above the junction of Long Cross Hill and Arford Road.
Curtis Lane
From top of Long Cross Hill down to Frensham Lane. Called Philps Lane in 1774.
1. The stream from Hollywater which joins the River Wey at Lindford;
2. That part of Bordon between Chalet Hill and Headley Mill. Now outside Headley civil parish.
Downsview Road
In Headley Down between Grayshott Road and Fairview Road.
Droxford Bridge
Shown as the name on a map of 1776 seemingly where the track from Trottsford Farm crosses the River Slea – there is still a substantial brick-built bridge there today.
Dunce's (sometimes referred to as Dance's)
Old name for an area near Headley Fields. In the 1774 Rent-roll we have: "3 crofts of ppre called Vintner’s containing 8 acres at Hedley-hill, in the south part of the Poor-house lands" – the tenant was Martha DUNCE. [The poor house in those days was thought to be near to Wakefords] – in the 1822 Valuation, Dunces Farm occupies this area.
Dye House
There is a mention in a Pipe Roll entry of 1588 of 'Alice Madewyck for licence to take down and re-build the Dye House in Headley' – does anyone know where this was?
Eashing Cottages
A terrace of four houses built on Arford Road around 1912 as a speculative venture by a Mr PEACHEY of Eashing Farm near Godalming.
Eddeys Close
Off Eddeys Lane.
Eddeys Lane
Joins Grayshott Road with Beech Hill – now the site of Whittles Stores and Headley Down post office – was Sandy Lane (1937) – renamed after William EDDEY, the fishmonger whose shop was in the building on the corner with Beech Hill. – Shows on maps as part of a straight-line track from Headley towards Hammer Lane and Whitmore Vale.
Eade's Garden
Shown as a rectangular garden area with two buildings in it on a map dated 1806, owned by William Eade, opposite the bottom of Barley Mow Hill where The Wheatsheaf and its car park were subsequently to be located
Elliots Farm [Aylytt’s in 1552; Ellyott in 1774]
Was on the Churt Road, now the site of a new house. Before this house was built there was a pie factory on the same site. This was next to Elliots Cottage, part of two cottages joined, the one now named Bargate Cottage, used to be called Kiwi Cottage. All on the same side of the road as Plaster Hill Farm and Rook's Cottage. In 1882: Elliots Farm, stone, brick ½ timber & thatch, 2 tenants, comprising 8 rooms, garden, out-buildings. Later it burnt down? Almost opposite this is a large modern house with stables. It used to be a small farm house called Rangotai belonging to a farmer called Mr BONE. [Judy Oliver]
Embleton Road
Short road off Kay Crescent – named after Mr EMBLETON, Headley parish clerk 1953–1961
Erie Camp
Name (after Lake Erie) of the military detention centre built by the Canadians during World War II (see All Tanked Up by John Owen Smith) and then used by the British as a military prison until at least March 1948 – civilian squatters moved in to occupy the Army huts in 1948. The huts were gradually replaced by council houses starting June 1972. Now called Heatherlands estate.
Eveley [Ively, Eyeslegh, Evelee]
Now in Standford Lane next to the old Standford Farm – the original Eveley has been renamed Standford Grange, and was described in 1903 (Kelly's Directory) thus: 'Eveley, the residence of John Tatham Smithes Esq, in the village of Standford, is a mansion of stone in the Gothic style'. See Images of England
Fair Lawn
A large house on Headley Down, now demolished?
Fairview Road
In Headley Down, roughly parallel to Grayshott Road
Fairview Terrace
Block of six terrace houses built at the turn of the 19th century the west end of Arford Common (and therefore nowhere near Fairview Road). – Sometimes disparagingly referred to locally as The Barracks, but they do indeed have a fair view to the west. An article from the local press on 27 Oct 1900 reported: 'Headley is troubled with a small epidemic of diphtheria. It is confined to one row of houses, nearly newly built [Fairview Terrace], but is sufficiently serious to compel the closing of the schools [reopened 10th Dec] – no such thing has been known before in Headley village.'
Farthing Fields
Warden-controlled development off Church Fields. Original name thought to derive from the value of the land at one time.
Family owning Heath House (Headley Park) in the years 1618–late 1600s. Subsequently a relation, Henry Fauntleroy, living at Curtis Farm in 1824 was hanged in London for forgery
Fernvale Terrace
Small unsigned cul-de-sac off Beech Hill, at the bottom almost opposite the pond.
Field House, Bacon Lane
See Images of England
Francis, St Francis Church
Church at Headley Down
Frensham Lane
Between Lindford and Frensham – joins Bacon Lane just before reaching Frensham Great Pond
Frensham Great Pond
The largest lake in southern England – constructed in mediaeval times as one of a number of fish ponds for the Bishop of Winchester – once part of the boundary of Headley parish, it was moved entirely into Surrey in 1991 – site of first sea-plane trials, by Geoffery DeHavilland in 1913
Frensham Pond Hotel
Once the White Horse, one of the old inns of Headley – moved to Surrey in the boundary changes of 1991
Fullers Bottom
Old name for Fullers Vale
Fullers Vale
Part of B3002 from Headley Village Green to the bottom of Beech Hill – 'Sand Pits' on either side towards the head of the valley are thought to have been a source of 'Fuller's Earth' prior to the 18th century
Fullers Vale Pond
Restored in 2003
Furze Hill Road
Winds its way up from the end of Pond Road to meet Carlton Road and Stonehill Road – Furze means gorse.
Furze Vale Road
Cul-de-sac off Stonehill Road
Pieces of ironstone pressed into the mortar between bricks or stones when building, some say just as decoration or to strengthen the structure, but others say that it was to ward off the devil. [Joyce Stevens]
Gatehouse, Sir Thomas
Owned Heath House (Headley Park) during the 1770s – concerned himself with the level of Rates being paid locally at the time – his papers (the Gatehouse papers) give us details of ratepayers in 1552 and 1774.
Mentioned in 1774 as being near Washford at Lindford Chase.
'Gentills' first mentioned in Ludshott records in 1415, as a farmhouse with 38 acres plus woodland, annual rent 1 red rose. Gentles Copse and Gentles Lane still exist [Liphook Calendar].
Gentles Copse
Acquired by the National Trust (20 acres in 1983, 35 acres in 1986 & 8 acres in 1999) – situated at the Western end of Ludshott Common, the remains of stone-faced boundary banks which kept the commoners' animals out can be seen in places – Old oaks there are said to have been coppiced in the past (back to Roman times?) to supply wood for charcoal, needed by the local iron industry.
Gentles Lane
From the junction of Beech Hill and Fullers Vale, up past High Hurlands and towards Bramshott
Glayshers Hill
From the mini-roundabout at the top of Beech Hill down to Churt Road – called Maxted Hill in the 1957 Electoral Register – Martin MAXTED is next to the James GLAYSHER family in the 1901 census – the OS map of 1937 shows it as Glaziers Hill (see below)
Glaziers Hill
Name for Glayshers Hill (on OS 1937 map) – note that Glaysher has also been recorded as Glazier in parish baptism records, etc
Glebe Road
Cul-de-sac off Crabtree Lane
Goldchurch Estate
Said to have been an old name for an area of Headley Down, the name once appearing on a post box in Stonehill Road – does anyone have any further information on this? Contact me.
Golden Cross
So-named in old perambulations of the parish boundary – seems to have been situated at the bend in Liphook Road just past its junction with Hurland Lane.
An area near Linsted mentioned in 1774 – name no longer used.
Gorselands Close
off Furze Hill Road in Headley Down
Gospel Hall
at Standford Hill, between Standford and Passfield on the B3004
Grange Road
Old name for Liphook Road (which goes past Headley Grange).
Gravat [Grevat?] Lane
Noted in 1552 as the name of a 'King's Highway' in Barford
Gravel Cottages, Tulls Lane, Standford
See Images of England
Grayshott [Graveset, Graveselate, Graveschatte, Graveshott, Greyshott]
Mentioned in the Winchester Pipe Rolls from 1217 – Part of the civil parish of Headley until 30 September 1902 – (The ecclesiastical parish of Grayshott split away the year before, the first Order of Council to be signed by Edward VII in 1901, and actually extends over the county boundary into parts of Hindhead.) Web page for historical information about Grayshott.
Grayshott Hall
Described in 1882 as a ‘small mansion erected within the past five years,’ and pictured here before the extensions of 1887 which added a tower and other features. In the 1860s it was even smaller, being then called Grayshott Farm and described as a ‘two-storeyed stone and brick house with small low rooms, windows with diamond panes and doors with bolts and bars’. It was here in 1867 that Alfred TENNYSON and his family rented rooms for about a year. Joseph WHITAKER of Palermo bought the Wishanger Estate in 1884 for one of his sons, Alexander Ingham WHITAKER, who lived here until 1927. More recently it has become a Health Fitness Retreat, for which Whitaker’s motto in Latin over his front door seems entirely appropriate: Pax Intrantibus on entering—Salus Exeuntibus on leaving. In Grayshott parish since 1902.
Grayshott Road
Part of the B3002, often referred to by locals as the 'Grayshott straight', running from the the mini-roundabout at the top of Beech Hill to the Grayshott parish boundary.
Grimes [Grymes]
William Grym in 1314 inherited a messuage and land from Matilda his mother – 'Grimes' was applied to the house and land now called Barford Cottage and the fields adjoining
Hammer Lane
Runs from near the entrance of Grayshott Hall to Barford – strangely, there seems to be no sign of a hammer pond or any such past industrial activity along here, unlike Hammer Lanes elsewhere.
Hanger, The
From Arford Road to Frensham Lane
see Hearn
Hartfield House
A house at the Frensham Lane end of The Hanger – Commander Stephen King-Hall lived here during WW2 – he was an MP, well-known radio commentator, and high on Hitler's most-wanted list.
Hatch Farm
In Standford, on Tulls Lane near to the ford – not to be confused with Hatch House Farm (see below) See Images of England and Stable
Hatch House Farm
On Headley Road, Lindford, but in Headley parish – the singer Lulu once lived here with Maurice Gibb of the Bee-Gees (in the 1970s?) See Images of England
Haynes [Haines]
Mentioned in old lists of properties in the parish, but where is/was it?
Has been spelt in a variety of ways in the past: Hallege (11th century); Hertelegh (13th), Hedle and Hetlegh (14th), Hedley (15th), Hethle and Hethelie (16th), Hedleigh (17th) Heathley (18th). Flora Thompson wrote a book called Heatherley, a sequel to Lark Rise to Candleford about her time in Grayshott 1898-1900 (then in Headley parish).
Headley Common - see on map of 1870s
One of several names once used for an area associated with part of what is now called Ludshott Common – Strictly speaking, probably just that small part which is in Headley parish, and which was given to the National Trust by Alexander Whitaker in 1911 to celebrate the Coronation of George V.
Headley Down
Going east from the centres of Headley and Arford, the ground rises to an area of heathland. This was called Headley Down on maps even as early as 1801, and Mr LAVERTY had also proposed it in 1913, but the name was not formalised for the area until the post office announced in March 1923 that ‘the official name of the Telephone Call Office which has been established on Stone Hill will be Headley Down.’
Headley Farm
In the 1822 Valuation this appears to cover the Openfields/Church Lane area.
Headley Fields
Was known as Parish Piece, and also known as Rogers' Lane after the surname of the long-established owner of Headley Stores (now Crabtree House) which was at its entrance. Concrete laid at its entrance by the Canadians during WW2 for tank movements.
Headley Grange
The old union workhouse of the parishes of Bramshott, Headley and Kingsley – Purpose-built in 1795, it was the scene of the famous Workhouse Riot in November 1830 for which 7 men were transported – see full story by John Owen Smith – Subsequently became a private house, and used by pop groups as a recording studio in the 1970s, among whom Led Zeppelin famously recorded 'Stairway to Heaven' (1971) and other numbers there – other groups associated with using Headley Grange in the 1970s include: Genesis, Fleetwood Mac, Bad Company, The Pretty Things, Ian Dury (1976) and Clover (1977). See Images of England. See Youtube visit July 2014. See also Led Zeppelin there and several other similar clips on Youtube.
Headley Green
Also referred to as the Village Green (see Headley Village Green)
Headley Hill
Nowadays refers to an imprecise area of high ground between Arford and Headley Down, synonymous with Beech Hill.
Hedley-hill was also the name given to Headley High Street from medieval times, and in a map of the 1870s it refers to an area which is now Grayshott village.
Headley Hill Road
From Beech Hill Road down to Bowcott Hill – Concreted in parts thanks to the Canadian tank regiments who were here during the Second World War. According to Hester Whittle it was going to be called I'Anson Road, after Edward I'Anson who once owned the land that it runs across, but the name was changed at the last minute, after she'd had stationery printed with the original name.
Headley Hill Woods
Name chosen by Headley Parish Council in 2019 for the area of woodland between Beech Hill (B3002) and Headley Hill Road. Also known locally as Beech Hill Woods. The majority of it (nearest to Beech Hill) is owned by Headley Parish Council.
Headley Mill
Was the last commercially operating water mill in Hampshire, it closed for business in 2008 – The mill wheel is breast-shot from a head of seven and a half feet and drives four pairs of old-style stones, each nearly 4ft in diameter and 10ins thick, producing flour and animal feeds. It is assumed that there has been a mill here since Saxon times. Owned by J. ELLIS & Sons since 1914. See Images of England
Headley Mill Farm
On the B3004 opposite Headley Mill pond – now called Wey House – once called Hurlebuts [?] – Up for auction in 1899 (see Brochure & Map 40 in Archives). See Images of England and Barn and Oast House
Headley Park [see also Heath House and Headley Park Hotel website]
Previously the home of several eminent families [see Fauntleroy and Gatehouse] – Up for auction in Nov 1869 (see Map 37 in Archives) – The Directory of Headley in 1878 says: "Headley Park is the property of Sir Henry KEATING, but the house was taken down many years ago". The original house (thought to have been called Heath House) was situated some distance to the south west of the present building. This was built in 1884 and was, according to a newspaper article of 1904, "positioned to view the Hindhead hills, but this is now obscured by trees." Sir Henry KEATING was a celebrated Victorian judge, as was the next owner, Sir Robert WRIGHT. Both resided here for nearly 20 years. Sir Robert died in August 1904, and Charles McANDREW who owned a shipping line bought the property. (It is said that he also looked at Sandringham at the time, but chose Headley Park instead!) The McAndrew family left soon after the Second World War, moving to Headley Wood [see article by Myra Treharne] — the estate subsequently became a private school, then a club for émigré Lithuanians — currently closed and up for redevelopment (2020).
Headley Pharmacy
Pharmacy in Mill Lane next to Badgerswood Surgery
Headley Restaurant
See Long Cross House.
Headley Stores
Often referred to as Rogers' Stores. – Now called Crabtree House and used as offices.
Headley Village Green
Now about half the size of its former self, according to old maps – has been used for car boot sales, fetes, carnivals, visiting fairs and general village celebrations. – In feudal times, Headley belonged to the Manor of Bishop's Sutton, near Alresford, and this piece of land was part of the Waste of the Manor. It is now registered as a village green, and is the responsibility of the Parish Council. The Bargate Stone at the far end came from a quarry at Standford, and commemorates the Jubilee of King George V in 1935. It was unveiled by six-year-old Dennis Chiverton, who was chosen because his birthday was nearest to the celebratory date of May 6th. The plaque from the top of the stone was vandalised many years ago, and so has been mounted on the wall of the Village Hall foyer. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Headley Village Hall [see website]
– A most generous gift to the community by Mr McAndrew of Headley Park. It was built in 1925, primarily so that the Headley WI, started by his wife, should have a pleasant place in which to meet; more convenient than the Carnival Hut, but also, of course, for the benefit of the whole village. The site had originally been a gravel pit and, after a few years, buttresses had to be built along the side walls. Throughout the years it has been the centre of village life, managed by Trustees representative of the organisations which use it. In 1983 it was modernised and enlarged at the cost of £55,000, with a new foyer, kitchen, toilets, cloakrooms, Library (now, sadly, closed) and an Office for the Parish Council, and the whole building was re-roofed with clay tiles. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] – Gas was supplied in its first years by a 'gas machine' run by weights hanging from the overhang at rear of building [Paul Buck]
Headley Wood
Estate in the north-west of the parish between Frensham Lane and Trottsford, originally part of Headley Park. Up for auction in June 1928 (see Maps 38 & 39 in Archives) [see article by Myra Treharne]
Headley Wood Farm
Off Frensham Lane at Linsted – the original right of way to Trottsford ran up the drive to Headley Wood Farm and crossed the River Wey over the fine bridge here.
An area on the Churt Road between Headley Down and Wishanger. Has also been spelt Hearne, Hern, Herne and shown on old maps as Harem!
Hearn Farm
There are two Hearn Farms shown on old maps, etc – Lower Hearn Farm (see Images of England) with Barn at the junction of Churt Road with Smithfield Lane (known as Hearne Farm in the Valuation of 1822) – Upper Hearn Farm at the junction of Churt Road with Spats Lane (known as Lock's Farm in the Valuation of 1822)
Hearn Vale
Off Churt Road – its continuation becomes the Shambles Path down to the bottom of Barley Mow Hill.
Heath Hill
By Mellow Farm – the road to Dockenfield.
Heath House
In the grounds of what is now Headley Park – demolished some years before the present building was constructed – can still be seen (named Headley Park) on OS First Series maps [h3611] dated c.1870s.
Developed on the site of Erie Camp, which had been built by the Canadians during World War II as a military detention centre – see All Tanked Up by John Owen Smith – Before that it was open heathland, part of the Land of Nod estate.
High Street
Was called Hedley-hill in 1774 [Headley 1066-1966, p.29]
Hill Land
See below
Old spelling was Hill Land, and still pronounced by locals as if two words! – Site of house owned by the PHILLIPS family – demolished for housing estate (see below).
Hilland Farm
Hilland Farm was owned by the COLLINS family in the 1841 & 1851 censuses—and by the BRIDGER family in 1881 (when the farm was 140 acres, employing two men and two boys). Walter PHILLIPS bought the estate in 1889, and extended the house before getting married in 1894. He was Rector’s Warden for 40 years, a JP and a school manager. He died in 1937, being remembered now in the names of Phillips Close and Phillips Crescent, built on part of the old estate. During the Second World War and into the 1950s the estate was owned by the THOMSON-GLOVER family. It was later sold for property development, and the house and its outbuildings demolished.
Hilland Rise
Main road into Hilland estate
Hilland Woods
That part of the old 'Hill Land Farm' not yet built upon – has now become entirely woodland, though old photographs (c.1890) show there to have been some open fields at that time
Hillside Close
Development off the north-west end of Heatherlands estate – peaceful and secluded. I lived there happily from 1992–98.
Hogmoor Great Pond
A pond on the old western boundary of Headley parish as it was before 1929 – situated where the Council’s recycling depot now stands in Station Road, Bordon. Interestingly, in old documents it is written as Ogmoor, or possibly Oxmoor, the old 'g' and 'x' looking very similar.
Hollow Lane
Off Curtis Lane
Holly Bush, The
Possibly called Vintners in 1774? [Headley 1066–1966, p.29] – By 1822 it was called the Holly Bush, when William COBBETT visited it during one of his Rural Rides, but we think it was part of Wakefords on the other side of the road from the present pub at that time. – No-one knows exactly when the public house moved across to the other side of the road, but it must have been between Cobbett's visit and 1855, when a Tithe map shows it in its current location. The present very obviously Victorian building was probably added to an existing very much older one. Part of this can be seen behind the porch at the north end. There was also a blacksmith's and a turf house on this site in days gone by. Inside, the house has undergone extensive alterations; walls have been taken down between a series of small rooms, formerly the domestic offices of the landlord, and the whole has been decorated and filled with Victoriana, in keeping with the architectural style of the building. The attractive enamelled roundels of birds in the windows have aroused much interest, but are of no great age nor historical significance, in the expert opinion of the late Harold Thomson of Petersfield, a stained-glass artist who examined them in 1990. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Holly Close
Cul-de-sac off Grayshott Road in Headley Down
Hamlet situated where the current civil parishes of Headley, Bramshott and Whitehill meet, and as a result is generally forgotten by all! – Legend says that Hollywater Pond (restored by The National Trust) was thought to have healing powers in ancient times – hence Holy Water? – See the Royal Oak.
Holme School, The
By Headley Village Green. – Given to the parish in 1755 by the Rector, Dr George Holme, "for teaching and instructing twelve poor children of either sex in reading, writing and arithmetic". Girls were also taught sewing and knitting. Any number could attend the school, but only twelve could benefit from the Charity; the rest had to pay: Labourers 2d, Journeymen 3d, Tradesmen 4d, Farmers 9d per week, with a reduction for each additional child. The house for the Master has stone walls with the characteristic galleting, and a cat-slide roof at the back. There is a sixteenth century fireplace and seventeenth century chimney breast and beams, indicating that it was partly rebuilt. The last Headmaster to live there was Mr Beck, who retired in 1923, and after that it was the home of the village policeman for several years, then let to a succession of tenants. It is now a private house. The school itself was enlarged in 1872 and 1893, but the building became redundant in 1990, and was converted into a workshop and salesroom for 'Victorian Dreams'. However the name of Dr Holme, founder and Rector for forty-seven years, has been transferred to the present village school at Openfields. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] See Images of England
Home Farm
There are two farms of this name in the 1822 Valuation – 1. between Headley and Standford occupied by Richard Knight jnr; 2. between Land of Nod and Churt Road (Red Lane) occupied by Thomas Low [Loe].
Honeyford Bridge
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation – part of Headley Wood?, or possibly a mis-spelling of Huntingford [since James Honeyford mentioned in the 1822 Valuation is actually James Huntingford]
Honeysuckle Lane
Off Beech Hill, joins Kenley Road – Recorded as Honeysuckle Road (1937).
Hoppery Farm
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation
Hoppery Lane
Short section of road at the north end of Saunders Green? – or possibly an old name for Frensham Lane between Lindford and Saunders Green
Horseshoe Farm
Near Pickett's Hill Farm
Huntingford Bridge
At the junction of Heath Hill and Smithy Lane, near Mellow Farm. On a piece of paper found in the church registers we see the parish constable of Headley was 'indicted at the summer assizes 1736 the tything of Kingsley for not repairing Huntingford Bridge, the parish of Kingsley the principal part of the said Tything, taking no notice at ye next assizes of the said judicament being desirous to lay ye repairing of ye said bridge upon ye parish of Hedley.' This implies that the Heath Hill side of the river (where Mellow Farm is) was thus in the 'Tything of Kingsley' although still in the Parish of Headley see Images of England – alternatively they were referring to a different bridge, possibly the one over the River Slea below Trottsford Farm which does lead into Kingsley parish.
Huntingford Cottage
The old farmhouse next to Huntingford Forge. There is today another Huntingford Farm (see below) in the parish, situated in Frensham Lane – nobody is quite sure when or why the name was transferred. Maps of 1938 clearly show the name Huntingford Farm still applying to the buildings here by the forge, but an earlier sale document of 1928 uses the name for the other property. See Images of England and Barn
Huntingford Farm
On Frensham Lane, near the junction with Curtis Lane – nowhere near Huntingford Bridge (see above). It was thatched until a fire occurred in 1959. In the 1774 Rent-roll, there is an entry for John HUNTINGFORD of: "one close called Church-field with a tenement thereon newly erected containing 4 acres lying at Lackmore-cross on the south part of Curtis Lane" – we assume it is this building. See Images of England and Barn
Huntingford Forge
At the junction of Heath Hill and Smithy Lane, opposite Huntingford Bridge. The COLLINS family were the blacksmiths here for many years. We are told that at the autumn manoeuvres of 1874, Dan COLLINS shoed a horse for Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. See Images of England
Hurland Lane
Today this is a lane from Liphook Road up to Gentles Lane – in times past it was the name of what is now Crabtree Lane.
An old name for Headley Mill Farm (now Wey House)? – after the The Hurlebat (Horlebat ) family who were at Headley Mill circa 1268-1401
Ivy Bank (demolished 25th October 2002 and redeveloped 2003)
A pair of houses in Long Cross Hill, next door (up the hill) to the old post office — see photos on pages 35 & 36 of Headley's Past in Pictures
Ivy House Lane
Track in Barford running from the junction of Churt Road and Hammer Lane to Lampard Lane in Surrey, crossing the Barford stream by a ford. Ivy House itself is in Surrey, close to Barford Court. The track is said to be an old coaching road from Frensham which, presumably, continued south towards Haslemere along Hammer Lane or Whitmore Vale.
Kay Crescent
Late 60s development off Glayshers Hill – on the site of Windmill House which was then owned by the KAY family. Original heating pipes in the houses are stainless steel and telephone cables under the road aluminium, apparently due to lack of copper during the Suez crisis.
Kenley Road
In Headley Down, the continuation of Honeysuckle Lane towards Stonehill Road
Kenton House
Substantial house at the bottom of Beech Hill. Built in 1896 by Michael John BROMLEY, owner of the Stonehill Estate, and named after the 'Kenton Arms' in London which Mr Bromley used to run. [See WHL p.1163]
House off Arford Road – Originally just a small cottage, it was enlarged at considerable expense in the 1880s by Mrs Windus of the publishing firm Chatto and Windus. She also owned Arford House, where her son Edward lived. A later owner, Mr Rothera, built an attractive bridge in 1921 to carry his drive across the Brae footpath, but this of course was not strong enough for the amount of traffic resulting from two more houses built after WW2 and sharing the same drive, so it was taken down, it is said by Gary Glitter, who bought the house but never lived in it. The most notable owner was Sir Harry Brittain, journalist, traveller, MP and founder of the Pilgrim's Club to foster British-American friendship. He bought the house as a weekend retreat, but moved out of London to escape the air-raids and settled in Headley with his wife, Dame Alida. They quickly became part of village life, she leading a make-do-and-mend sewing group, and he walking to the Post Office, resting on his shooting-stick to talk in a friendly way to all and sundry. He was born at midnight on Christmas Eve 1874, and he delighted in reading the lesson at morning service on Christmas Day. During the course of his long life he had done this so often that he scarcely needed to glance at the Bible, and he read for the last time in as strong a voice as ever at the age of 99 in 1973.
Subsequent owners completed an enlargement and modernisation, without destroying the original character of this old cottage with its eventful life. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Kites, Cradle Lane
See Images of England [Is this in Headley? – JOS]
Knoll, The
Cul-de-sac off Beech Hill Road (near the top end), completed in 2003. Interestingly, as early as 1264 there is a reference to someone living 'atte Knowle' in Headley – but we believe this meant the area of the current High Street in those days.
Lacyes Marsh
Mentioned in the 1552 rent-roll – probably in the Standford/Lindford area
Lackmore [Lachmore] Cross
Mentioned in 1774 as being near the bottom of Curtis Lane.
Land of Nod
Name given to an estate lying between Headley Down and Barford. According to a Jeremy Whitaker, the name came about when a man called CANE (or KEYNE) who had been excommunicated lived here, we think in the early 1700s – in the Bible, it was the land 'East of Eden' to which Cain was exiled after he had slain Abel. There is now a Cain Farm on part of the estate.
Langton Drive
Off Churt Road round the back of The Mount (but don't expect to find a road sign to that effect) where it joins the Shambles Path
Larch Road
In Heatherlands – perversely, there is a large larch tree in nearby Birch Road, but not one in Larch Road
Two LICKFOLD brothers and their wives ran the garage in Arford and the single hand-operated petrol pump next door. Eventually the brothers built a much larger garage in Crabtree Lane (known later as Tonard's). The building in Arford has since been demolished – See To the Ar and Back.
Linden Road
In Headley Down, between Stonehill Road and Kenley Road
Lindford [Lyntford]
Part of the original Headley parish; moved to Whitehill when that parish was created in 1929; since 1st April 1982 a civil parish in its own right, but still part of Headley ecclesiastic parish.
Lindford Bridge
Bridge carrying the B3002/B3004 over the River Southern Wey at Lindford – From the Gatehouse Papers, it is clear there was a bridge of some sort here in 1774. In fact there is evidence of a bridge as early as 1268, in a perambulation of Woolmer Forest at that time – however no mention of it is made in the Gatehouse Papers relating to 1552.
Ling Crescent
In Heatherlands – ling being a type of heather
Linsted [Linstede, Linstead, Lynstead]
An area between Lindford and Bilford, mentioned in the Winchester Pipe Rolls from 1224
Linsted Farm
On Frensham Lane not far from its junction with Curtis Lane. See Images of England and Barn
Linsted Lane
The road from Frensham Lane to Headley Wood Farm – used to be a public right of way between Headley and Sleaford, but this has since been diverted to footpaths.
Liphook Road
From Headley Village Green towards Passfield and Liphook. Has been called Grange Road (on post-cards), and also Hilland Lane (in 1774 rent-roll).
Lithuanian Club
see Headley Park
Lock's Farm
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation – note by Mr Laverty (undated): "Headley Wood Farm Cottages, called Lock's Farm, now pulled down" – used in bapt reg entry 1877
Long Cross Farm
A lovely, timber-framed sixteenth century building, with two gabled dormers, ornamental barge boards, and a cat-slide roof. In the early 20th century it was a dairy farm, belonging to the Gamblen family who owned all the houses and land on this side of the road from Ivy Bank (now demolished and redeveloped) above the Old Post Office to here. It has changed hands frequently during the years, and is reputedly haunted by a very benevolent spirit. – Used as a billet by Canadian officers during the Second World War, from whom we have an amusing story of the temporary loss of some bottles of beer down the well. Note that, coincidentally, there is also a Long Cross Farm shown on maps of the other Headley near Kingsclere in Hampshire! See Images of England
Long Cross Hill
From Headley High Street down to Arford – no-one is sure why it was given this name.
Long Cross House
On the left going down Long Cross Hill – The words 'Headley Restaurant' were painted on its gable end until obliterated in the Second World War. Later, its ground floor was a greengrocer’s shop run by Sid Tidey and his sister. Up until 1981 it still had the layout as a village stores with the double doors on the front for the horse drawn cart to back in and load up for local deliveries. Upstairs had been used as a working men's club – this was accessed by a door opening onto a stair at the downhill end of the building. That end of the property was subsequently cut off to allow vehicle access to the rear and the property converted it into the house it is today. [Mark Millar]
Lower House Farm
There were two farms in the parish with this name: 1. in Lindford, which still has this name; 2. near Dockenfield, since renamed Mellow Farm.
Ludshott Common
Acquired by The National Trust in 1907 [1908?] – Surprisingly perhaps, most of its area (including Waggoners Wells) is in Bramshott parish – very little is in Headley or Grayshott parishes (see Headley Common). See article with further information. Also Matthew Tilley's research on Ludshott Common in the 20th Century.
Ludshott Court
See Abbeydore
Ludshott Grove
Cul-de-sac off Grayshott Road
Lych Gate
The wooden gateway at the entrance to All Saints' churchyard was erected in 1954 to commemorate the Queen's Coronation. It was designed by Mr C.K. Johnson-Burt, famous for the Mulberry Harbour off the coast of Normandy in the Second World War, and was built entirely by Headley men: H. Fyfield, E. Nash, K. O'Brien, R.L. Robinson, E. Warner and J. Wakeford.
The parish of Headley was in (at least) three manors: Bishops Sutton, Broxhead and Wishanger – of these, Bishops Sutton manor was the most significant. The boundary between Bishops Sutton and Broxhead Manors can be seen on the OS First Series map of the 1870s.
Maple Way
In Heatherlands estate, built on the site of the WW2 Canadian detention camp – no-one can remember if it was given this name in their memory or not, but it seems likely.
May Close
Cul-de-sac off Liphook Road, by the old village Police House (the latter now in private hands and much enlarged)
Mayews Farm
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation - near Elliotts and Plaster Hill Farms?
Maxted Hill
In the 1957 Electoral Register, seems to have been the name for what is now Glayshers Hill – Martin MAXTED is next to the James GLAYSHER family in the 1901 census
Mellow Farm
On Heath Lane near to Huntingford Bridge. Once called Lower House Farm, but renamed Mellow Farm to avoid confusion with the other Lower House Farm which still exists in Lindford. (It had been called a 'mellow property' in the sales prospectus!) See Images of England and Barn
Midland Farm
In Mill Lane — given its name because money for the proprietor's business (Luff's) was initially borrowed from the Midland Bank.
Mill Lane
From the junction of the B3004 opposite Headley Mill via Wellfield Corner (junction with Lindford Road) up to Headley High Street — The part going up to Headley is on the B3002, and used to be called Pit Lane (eg. in the 1774 Rent-roll) – but there was also a Mill Lane in those days too.
Mills, water
There were once at least seven water mills in the Parish of Headley: three in or near Standford (including Headley Mill); one at Headley Park; and three on the Barford stream.
Moorhouse Farm (Moor House Farm)
On Frensham Road near to Wishanger – now split into three separate residences – still has no mains water in the 21st century. See Images of England
Mount, The
Original house and estate of houses through the archway in front of you as you come down Glayshers Hill to meet Barley Mow Hill – During WW2, The Mount and the field behind (accessed via Langton Drive) were requisitioned to accommodate soldiers, and we believe it was here that the Canadian Calgary Regiment was issued with the Churchill tanks which it later used in the ill-fated Dieppe raid.
New Inn, The
At Sleaford on the A325 – one of the old inns of Headley. The 'new' bit is aligned with the A325, which was the turnpike built 1826-32 – the old bit behind is aligned with Picketts Hill road – see Images of England – site re-developed, and re-named New Inn Fields in 2003 – the site is still in the civil parish of Headley, but moved into the ecclesiastical parish of Kingsley in 1927.
North Farm
Mentioned in parish lists in 1552, 1665, 1705 and 1774, but where is/was it?
Oakhill Road
Off Furze Vale Road
Oak Tree Close
On Hilland estate
Oaks, The [see photograph in Headley's Past in Pictures, p.49]
House set back up a drive at bottom of Barley Mow Hill. A rectangular area of ground is shown on a map dated 1806 as "Platts Garden, later "The Oaks". Lord Robert CECIL M.P., became Viscount CRANBORNE in 1865 while listed as a resident here. He later became third Marquis of Salisbury in 1868, and then prime minister both in 1885 and again during the Boer War. Major-General Woodbine PARISH lived here until 1890, and Archdeacon NORRIS wrote his account of the parish church while staying here in 1903 – site re-developed 2002, and now called Cranborne. The post-codes for Headley start here at GU35 8AA.
Ogmoor Great Pond
See Hogmoor Great Pond
Old Ale House
Once Bohannas. George Bohanna was a coal merchant, and his wife Blanche ran a little front-room shop in the house opposite The Wheatsheaf, at the far end of Arford Road. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Old Bakehouse, Arford
Originally the Post Office, it was run as a bakery by Robert Tidey, and Josie Fisher remembers her grandfather, in his tall white hat and apron, leaning over a huge wooden trough and kneading the dough with his hands. It was left to prove overnight and then baked in the big oven in the wall, long before most people were up. Every year Mr Tidey baked a harvest loaf in the form of a sheaf and presented it to the Church. Mr Amey followed him as the village baker, but around the 1970s the building became a private house and was very much altered, with metal-framed windows, cement rendering, and modern roof tiles. A face-lift, in effect, concealing its genuine age. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Old Cottage, on corner of Spats Lane and Churt Road
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Old Farm House, Standford Lane, Standford
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Old Shop, Fullers Vale
Run by Mrs PEARCE between the end of the First World War until 1956(?) when it closed, selling its stock to Whittles Stores in Eddeys Lane.
Old Stores, Arford
The building is eighteenth century, and inside there is exposed the timber framing of an even earlier dwelling. It has had a long history as a general village shop. In 1889 two young men, Amoore and Budd, rented it from Mr Fuggle as a grocer's, baker's and pork butcher's. Sadly the partnership was dissolved, and within two years the business was bankrupt owing to the failure of the hop crop. The remaining young man, compassionately though foolishly, "allowed credit to persons in a humble station of life" (a cowman, for example, ran up a bill for £18), while he himself was in debt to his wholesalers.
A man called Kellick took over the shop, and in 1905 Bonham and Turner ran a barber's and newsagent's at one end of the premises. Then in 1913 began the long reign of the Bellinger family at the Arford Up to Date Stores, a title which caused much merriment among the Canadians stationed here during World War 2. It became a typical village store, selling "anything from dolls' eyes to railway arches", as the old saying goes. On the right was the cold room for meat, bacon and dairy produce; groceries were in the main part of the shop; drapery, hardware, paraffin and various other household goods were on the left. There is still a sign on the tree to the right advertising the Royal Daylight Oil Company, probably dating from about 1890.
Archie Bellinger had a fine tenor voice and with his friend George Bohanna, bass, sang in the church choir for many years, and also at concerts in the Village Hall. George was a coal merchant, and his wife Blanche ran a little front-room shop in the house opposite The Wheatsheaf, at the far end of Arford Road (see The Old Ale House). Mrs Bellinger gave up the shop in 1958, and after two further proprietors it ceased trading and became a private house in the seventies. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Old World Cottages
Near the bottom of Beech Hill Road – possibly the Parish Houses which gave the road its original name of Parish House Bottom.
Opax Farm
In Spats Lane
Where the present Holme School is located, opposite the houses established by Dr Elizabeth Wilks. She initially established the Headley Public Utility Society in 1933, under the provisions of the 1893 Industrial and Provident Societies Act, to provide housing for the deserving poor of the parish. The sixteen houses built by the Society at Openfields close to Curtis Lane have long since been passed to the local authority. [Report of the Headley Public Utility Society]
For more than sixty years members of the Headley Public Utility Society have been caring for a substantial area of woodland on Headley Down, known as Openlands, as a nature reserve. Located behind Stonehill, Furze Vale and Furze Hill roads, the woodland is kept in such a way as to provide habitats suitable for a wide variety of animals, birds and insects, as well as providing pleasure for those walking their dogs or riding their horses. The woodland was left in trust for the enjoyment of the people of Headley Down by Dr Elizabeth Wilks. [Report of the Headley Public Utility Society]
Overtons Cottage, Arford
Up the lane behind The Crown is one of the very few thatched cottages in the parish. It is a timber-framed building of the sixteenth century, the south gable hung with fish-scale tiles and the chimney in the centre. Some years ago when a wooden-barred window was uncovered, sacking instead of glass was found. There is galleting, and weather-boarding at the north end. It is named from the family who lived there at the beginning of the century, the last of whom, an elderly widow, took snuff which left brown stains on her white apron. Mrs Overton died in 1921. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] See Images of England
Oxney Pond
On the western boundary of the old Headley parish as it was before 1929.
Paddock, The
Off Crabtree Lane
Was a significant local industry in the 18th & 19th centuries at Barford and Standford – see article by Alan Crocker
Parish House Bottom
Old name for Beech Hill Road. There are some parish houses (for the poor?) shown on the Tithe Map towards the bottom of the hill just below its junction with Bowcot Hill – probably 'Old World Cottages' which are still there.
Parfect's Hollow
The bottom of Bowcott Hill is an area once known as Parfect’s Hollow. A dame school was kept at Rose Cottage by a Mrs PARFECT, from which the name originated.
Park Lane
A wide bridleway linking Bacon Lane with Smithfield Lane – Monopoly fans will be pleased to note that there is a link between Park Lane and the Mayfair riding school.
Penryn Drive
Cul-de-sac off Grayshott Road – once the location of Penryn ("a good house on the Grayshott Road" [WHL]), built for Charles Harrison VENNING who became Secretary to Headley Parish Council in 1924. It became a Children's Home, probably in the 1940s until at least the late 1960s – demolished c.198.0 [see correspondence in the Village Pump].
House on Headley Hill Road – Built c.1911 for Woodbine Kendall HINCHLIFF (1873-1947), born in Pentlow Hall on the Essex/Suffolk border, an RA artist who designed the Headley War Memorial.
Perry Way
In Hilland estate. Named (we assume) after Col Francis Frederic PERRY, CMG CIE, purchaser of Headley Grange in 1908 and Chairman of Headley Parish Council in the second half of the 1920s.
Peter's Barn
House in Frensham Lane – should probably be spelt Petars since the PETAR family owned the land round here at the end of the 19th century. See Images of England
Peter's Barn Cottage
Opposite Peter's Barn, now renamed Winters Barn Cottage. See Images of England
Phillips Close
Named after the family who lived in Hilland Farm before it was demolished to make way for this development. Vehicular entry via Hilland Rise.
Phillips Crescent
See above. Vehicular entry to this one is via Fullers Vale. And if you don't get confused Phillips Close and Phillips Crescent, then I do – particularly as they are both closed and neither is really a crescent.
Picketts Hill
Actually the name of the whole lane from Saunders Green through to the junction with the A325 at Sleaford, but more usually taken to mean the area on the hill around Picketts Hill Farm. See also Bulls Hollow.
Picketts Hill Farm
Old farm on Picketts Hill. For Barn, see Images of England
New estate built on the site of the house Pilgrims, off Mill Lane
Pine View
In Heatherlands
House in Headley Hill Road — The original name of Benifold
Pit Lane
Old name for part of Mill Lane in 1774
Plaster Hill Farm
Old farmhouse on Churt Road — called 'Luke's' on copyhold documents for many years (from the surname Lucas?) — the first marriage recorded in the Headley parish register on 1st July 1539 was between Robert Hardyng of 'Playstow hill' and Kateryn Woolffe. See Images of England
Place-name used in Winchester Pipe Rolls from 1246, and in 1774 – probably Plaster Hill (see above).
Pond Road
There is a pond fed by springs at its junction with the B3002 – This was drained and culverted in 1973 as part of a plan to reduce the risk of flooding in Fullers Vale and Arford – It was restored in 2003 as a Wildlife Pond
Post Offices
The first post office to be mentioned in Headley was in Crown Cottage, Arford. It then moved to the building in Long Cross Hill now known as Gamblens (once Medway) before moving yet again in the 1960s(?) to Churchgate Stores in the High Street, which closed in 2002 leaving the centre of Headley with no post office.
In Headley Down, the first post office was run by Mr Wilson at his shop in what is now Wilsons Road. It moved for a short time into a hut in Carlton Road, now demolished (there is a photo of this in Headley's Past in Pictures), before coming to rest in Whittles Stores, Eddey's Lane. Since this business closed in October 2015 there has been been a mobile post office van visiting outside the shop in Heatherlands.
Pound Close
Development in Hilland, but on the other side of the Liphook Road from the original pound!
Pound, The
Most villages and towns used to have a pound – a walled area where stray animals were rounded up and kept until their owners were found – Headley's was at the junction of Liphook Road with Crabtree Lane – Part of the old wall can still be seen in Liphook Road with an explanatory plaque attached.
Prospect Hill
Part of Frensham Lane going up to Saunders Green
Prospect Hill Farm
On Frensham Lane at Saunders Green
Public Houses (Inns)
In his 'A Souvenir of Headley' in 1896, Mr Charles BECK wrote: 'There are eight inns'. He does not name them, but the following were in Headley parish at the time: The Crown (Arford), The Holly Bush (High Street), The Wheatsheaf (Arford); The White Horse (or Frensham Pond Hotel); The New Inn (Sleaford); The Royal Exchange (Lindford); The Robin Hood (Standford); The Royal Oak (Hollywater). Of these, the Wheatsheaf and the New Inn are now closed, and the Robin Hood became a restaurant (Whiteleys) which closed in Nov 2014. There was also at one time a Red Lion (now Riverside) in Standford and a pub called The Bank of England near to Bordon crossroads, both long since closed
Recreation Ground
Usually refers to the King George V ground off Fairview Road in Headley Down, though other recreation grounds exist in the parish
Rectory, The
In the High Street opposite the Old Rectory and next to the Church Centre. This was completed in March 1992 and replaced Glebe Cottage which was built in 1961 as a house for a Curate. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Rectory, The Old
The old rectory stands beside All Saints' Church. An early 18th century building with a slate roof and end walls mainly of iron-stone. There is an old leaded casement in the attic gable at the north end, an old hopper-head at the north-east corner, and a Gothic fanlight over the French doors. It ceased being the home of our Rector in 1986, when the Guildford Diocesan Parsonages Board sold it on the grounds that it was too expensive to maintain and heat, and that a house of this style was unsuitable for a modern clergyman, separating him from his parishioners. In view of its age and importance it is surprising that we know little of its history, but a valuation of 1783 describes it as follows: "A very good house, consisting of two parlours and hall, a kitchen and pantry on the ground floor; four bed-chambers, six garrets, four underground cellars, with a brew-house, milk-house, and other convenient offices; also of two spacious barns, a stable, cow-pens, granary, waggon-house, fuel-house, ash-house, etc. The gardens, yard and rick-yard amount to about one and three-quarter acres". [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] (The present rectory is next to the Church Centre on the other side of the road – see above.) See Images of England
Rectory Field
The open area between the High Street and the Village Green. For hundreds of years this almost ten acres was part of the Rector's Glebe, ie. his income, and was let to local farmers. Now it is in the hands of the Diocese of Guildford, who wanted to sell it in 1987 to raise money for Clergy Stipends and new churches. A united effort by the whole parish, and a march through London in October of that year with a petition to the Archbishop of Canterbury, prevented a scheme for 84 houses, garages and roads, and saved this green heart of the village. Before the war it was the playing field and social centre, where cricket and football were played and the flower show and fête took place, thanks to the kindness of successive Rectors. During the war both it and the Village Green were full of Nissen huts, with a brick-built cook-house providing meals for all the troops stationed in the village which, for the best part of ten years, was like an army camp. When the Army vacated the huts, local families took them over as homes. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Rectory View
Redevelopment in 2005 of the old Tonard garage site in Crabtree Lane
Reynolds Farm
In Standford on Standford Lane
In Standford on Standford Lane. See Images of England
Robin Hood, The
Was called The New Robin Hood for a while – once called the Robin Hood & Little John – in Oct 2009 it stopped being a pub, was renamed and became a family restaurant; then in 2020 it was demolished for housing – This was not the site of the original 'Robin Hood', which was said to be nearer to the river on a site since redeveloped.
Rogers Lane
Now called Headley Fields.
Rogers Stores
Now called Crabtree House and no longer a shop. In 1908, Leonard ROGERS inherited the shop from his father William, who had run a business there since 1865. William ROGERS used to publish a regular threepenny booklet called the Headley & Kingsley Almanac and Directory, full of local information and advertisements. Some years earlier, in 1830, the stores were run by John LICKFOLD, who gave an eye-witness account of the agricultural riots of that year in Headley. – Owned by Thomas Baker, and occupied by John Lickfold when he moved into the village in 1827. The latter gave an eye-witness account of the 1830 riot to Mr Laverty some 40 years later, and was the father of Walter, who farmed Headley Mill Farm as a tenant. Walter's sons, Fred and Jack, ran a cycle shop at what is now the Mill Office, and then moved to Arford, and finally to the Garage in Crabtree Lane subsequently known as Tonard's.
In 1833 the shop was sold to Thomas Chalcraft, who left it to his wife Mary in 1860, and on her death it passed to their son, Thomas Chalcraft, and James Eames. Thomas left to work as a carpenter in Battersea, and James Eames moved to Kingsley. In 1865 it was sold by auction in the Holly Bush to William Suter, senior, a paper-maker. He let the shop to William Rogers of Farnham, who finally bought it from him in 1895. Formerly Headley Stores, it is still thought of by old residents as Rogers' Shop.
Mr Rogers lived in the house next door which he called The Laburnums, and he had six children ranging in age from nine to twenty. In the 1891 census he is recorded as a master baker and grocer. He used to publish a threepenny booklet full of local information, called the Headley and Kingsley Almanac and Directory, which also advertised all his wares: boots and shoes, animal feeds and Spratts dog food, paraffin and all kinds of oil lamp supplies, garden seeds, hardware and ironmongery, and an off-licence selling the products of three local breweries.
The store prospered for many years, and his two remaining children, Len and Beattie, ran it until she died. Then it began to go downhill, but Len carried on alone, living in one room in cold and discomfort. Finally, in 1957, being persuaded to sell though much against his will, he took out his ancient gun and killed himself. He left his fortune (£42,000) to the one niece who had shown some concern for him, but he had not signed his Will, nor had it witnessed, so it was shared among all his next-of-kin, most of whom lived in Australia, with the result that no-one received very much. The new proprietor, Biddy Bargrave-Deane, built up a flourishing business, noted over a wide area for its delicatessen, and she was followed by an equally successful couple, John and Joan Lewis. But after a series of owners it eventually failed, and became a wholesale store and offices. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Rook's Cottage
On Churt Road. Rook's Cottage was described in 1882 as: 'small occupation cottage brick/stone & tile, 8 rooms & garden. Tenant Mr R. Parker. Total a.r.p. ie. 1 rod,20 perches. Rent £.s.p. 5.0.0. Remarks: apportioned. Field to the right of the cottage named Rook's Field. Rook's Cottage is bargate stone with galleting in the mortar.' Now listed grade II. [Judy Oliver] Sometimes used (in the 2010s) as a film set. See Images of England
Rowanside Close
Off Furze Hill Road, adjoining Ludshott Common.
Royal Exchange, The
At the junction in Lindford – one of the old inns of Headley – now in Lindford parish. Refurbished in 2015.
Royal Oak, The
In Hollywater – close to the point where the three old parishes of Bramshott, Selborne and Headley met, it is now in Whitehill parish.
Sandy Lane
Old name for Eddeys Lane.
Saunders Green
At the junction of Frensham Lane with Picketts Hill and Spats Lane (land owned by Headley Parish Council) – Referred to in old documents as Sanders Green.
Seymour Road (named possibly after author Beatrice Seymour 1886-1955 who may have lived in the road?)
The last road in Headley when travelling towards Grayshott – borders Ludshott Common
Shambles Path
Old name for the footpath (No. 25) leading up to Hearn from the bottom of Barley Mow Hill – we assume, from the name, that animals were slaughtered here at one time (we believe there was a tannery near the bottom of the path in Arford).
[Simmondstone, Symondstone] On the county boundary with Churt – Richard Semen owned the manor of Wishanger in 1359 and his boundary stone stood on the west side of the ford [Ref: Baker & Minchin, Frensham Then and Now] – Richard Seman mentioned in Pipe Roll of 1270
Slea, River
A tributary of the Wey which passes through Sleaford – confusingly, it is called the River Seal further upstream towards Selborne!
Sleaford [Sleyford, Slayford, Slafford]
Mentioned in Winchester Pipe Rolls from 1246 – Undefined area on the A325, including the New Inn, Sleaford Garage and one or two other houses – the parish boundary with Kingsley is marked on the west side of the old bridge over the River Slea
Smithfield Lane
Runs between Churt Road and Frensham Lane, joining the latter at Moorhouse Farm
Smithy Lane
Skirts the River Wey from Brockford Bridge to Frensham Lane, passing Huntingford Bridge and the old Smithy opposite.
Southview Road
Runs parallel to Beech Hill, linking Eddey's Lane and Honeysuckle Lane – no through road for cars.
Spats Lane
Said to be named after Walter LANGRISH who lived at Tignals and used to wear spats! – links Churt Road with Frensham Lane, joining the latter at Saunders Green.
Stag's Dean
Large house on Headley Down, now demolished – Samuel Marshak (a Russian) ran a 'Simple Life School' here after WW1?
Standford [Stanford, Stamford] – named after the ford which is still there
Mentioned in the Winchester Pipe Rolls from 1213 onwards, even before Headley was mentioned – there appears to have been a Manor of Stanford at this time
Standford Common
That bit of the Passfield Common/Hollywater Common area which is in Standford.
Standford Cottage, end of Tulls Lane
See Images of England – once Standford Post Office
Standford Farm
Now called The Old Farmhouse. I'm told one of the Led Zeppelin group lived here for a while.
Standford Grange
Like most local Granges it seems, this was not its original name – It used to be called Eveley, but this name was transferred in 1936 to a house next to Standford Farm.
Standford Hill
That part of Standford on rising ground heading towards Passfield and Liphook – both the Standford Methodist church and Gospel Hall are there.
Standford Lane
B3004 between Standford and Lindford – now crosses the Wey on a bridge rather than through a ford – a dangerous piece of road for walkers.
Standford Corn Mill
Standford Corn Mill, opposite Reynolds Farm (and sometimes referred to as Reynolds Mill), had an exposed mill wheel. This has now been removed and the mill building has become a private house, The Old Corn Mill.
Standford Fulling Mill
One of the mills at Standford was historically used for Fulling – we are not sure which. The Winchester pipe rolls describe a water mill at Stanford [sic] held in AD1257 by Henry the Tawyere. Some two hundred years later it was in the possession of a man called a Cordwainer. Tawed or white leather was used extensively for clothing and accoutrements. The cordwainer was not a cobbler but a person producing 'Cordoba type' leather, just as Henry did. [Farnham Museum newsletter, June 1982]
Standford Paper Mill (Standford Mill)
Standford Paper Mill, usually referred to simply as Standford Mill, was just behind Standford Farm and manufactured paper until the late 1800s. Now a private house. Although the mill itself burnt down around 1890, some of the original buildings still remain, including the drying house.
Stonedene Close
Cul-de-sac off Furze Hill Road in Headley Down – Stone Dene was a large house, now demolished – the King of Norway stayed there in exile during WW2
Stone Cottage (was Ivy Cottage)
Isolated house near Trottsford Farm with date plaque 1827 L+G – once the home of David John Tate, founder of the 'Lilliput Lane' series of miniature architectural sculptures, Stone Cottage was the first of the series to be made
Stone Hill
Old name (until 1923) for the area now known as Headley Down covering not only Stonehill Road but also surrounding developments – note that properties such as Kenton House (accessed from the road now called Beech Hill) were also in the past described as being in Stone Hill.
Stonehill Park
Cul-de-sac off Stonehill Road in Headley Down
Stonehill Road
The main road in Headley Down off Grayshott Road – it is said that Stone Hill and Beech Hill were the names of the two original estates in the Headley Down area.
Stone Pit Farm, Fullers Bottom
Entry in bapt reg and 1881 census – not sure precisely where.
Stores House, Arford
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Stream Farm
On Frensham Lane – the general area of the parish around here seems to have been called Stream on some old documents
Summer Hill
Somewhere in the Barley Mow Hill area – anyone know where?
Sunnyside, house in Tulls Lane, Standford
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Road in Headley Down between Seymour Road and Furze Hill Road
Timber-framed house in Headley High Street dating from 1520 – Bought in 1871 by William Suter, senior, a paper-maker from Standford. Although it has an eighteenth century facade, it was originally a jettied Wealden Hall-house, like Bay Tree farmhouse at the Singleton Open Air Museum. The north end, which can be seen from the Churchyard, clearly shows its sixteenth century construction.
Dendro-chronology has dated the timber-framing as 1520, which coincides rather neatly with a document stating that the Rector, John Fyshe, granted his Churchwardens a piece of land on the condition that they built a new house for use of the Church for recreation, on the payment of 5s.6d per annum. So was this an early Church Centre? Or perhaps it was a Chaplain's house, since it agrees in dimensions with an order given by William de Wykeham to the Prior of Merton that such a house should consist of a hall with a chamber parted off at either end. Each house was to be 40ft in length and 18ft in width.
One thing is certain; this house has undergone many changes, for when hard times came to the community, it was divided into two 'tenements', as they are called in the deeds, and then into three until well into the middle of this century. Now it is one dwelling again, and in the course of restoration many of the original features of the early Wealden have been revealed. The beams are massive, there are two huge open fireplaces, and a wall painting has been discovered, consisting of a frieze of curled acanthus leaves, and a repeat interlace design of red briar roses and buds. Each open flower bears superimposed upon it a bird in heraldic stance with half open wings and one raised claw. Because so much of the original structure remains, although not visible externally, the house is listed with a 'star' rating.
Two of the High Street's wooden and corrugated-iron roofed shops used to stand where now are Suter's garage and car-port. One was a barber's shop kept by Thomas Middleton in 1909. The hanging sign in a wrought iron frame still exists, advertising Headley Toilet Saloon on one side, and Freemans' Darvel Bay Segars (sic) on the other. The barber's chair, its make-shift headrest removed, is in constant use in the house. A few yards away from the barber's, Mr Arthur Knight had his cobbler's shop, where he made and repaired boots and shoes. He used to hold a store of tacks in his mouth when nailing on a sole (and so was a good listener) and, when hand-stitching, he quickly made a hole through several layers of leather with his sharp bradawl. Then, with a length of waxed thread in each hand, he pushed it through from both directions and pulled it tight. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] See Images of England
See Simmondstone, Simmonstone.
Symondstone Farm
On Wishanger Road off Bacon Lane at Simmonstone.
Taylors Lane, Lindford
Residential road between Liphook Road and Chase Road in Lindford parish. – Half way down Taylor's Lane was a house on the right hand side then called Green Acres (the name has been changed in recent years). The original stone house was built by my great grandfather Charles Taylor and his wife Jane. It was probably the only house in the lane and may have had a smallholding attached and the lane itself was merely a cart track to and from the holding. Charles must have been reasonably wealthy as by the time he was eighty he was describing himself as a grocer in the 1881 census and living in Kingsley. [Roger Taylor]
A house in Seymour Road where there was once "Balderson's laundry stretched out behind on two levels – ground floor to the cottage and a floor below that due to the slope in the garden. Quite a few girls were employed there during its heyday." [ Anthony Williams]
Telconia Close
Cul-de-sac in Headley Down off Furze Hill Road. Used to be the site of a bungalow called Telconia. – In 1991 a bungalow was demolished on the site of the new bungalow (No 1) in Telconia Close. The name of the demolished bungalow was called Telconia and Telconia Close was named after this bungalow when Bovis homes completed the works later in 1991. The former occupant of the demolished bungalow was Capt of the Royal Cableship Telconia which on the 5 August 1914 sortied into the North Sea and quietly crept into the waters near the German port of Emden and severed all five of Germany's undersea transatlantic telegraph cables, cutting all communication with the outside world. After this event, Germany's communications recourse now lay primarily in diplomatic channels through friendly or neutral embassies or through the relatively new technology called radio [Tim Poppy] Later information appears to counter this story and give the honour of cutting the first cables to a different ship, CS Alert.
Telephone Exchange
First exchange, officially called Headley Down, was opened in 1923 in Wilsons Road. In 1942, the automatic exchange opened in Glayshers Hill – It is now in Barley Mow Hill.
Telephone Kiosk, in Headley High Street
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An area mentioned in 1774 which appears to be between Lindford and Linsted.
House at Saunders Green at the end of Spats Lane. See Images of England and Barn [it's been restored and altered since}
Tithe Barn, The
Next to the old rectory in the High Street – Originally used to store the tenth of their produce that the farmers had to pay to the Rector as part of his stipend. When payment in kind was commuted to money the barn was used for a variety of storage until after World War II. Then John and Peter Ellis, on their return from active service, rented it to bring on early potatoes for their market-gardening venture on all the Glebe fields. They installed electricity for heating and lighting, and employed many local people, for the work was very labour intensive. This stage in the life of the old barn probably saved it from collapse, for the huge roof was in a very bad state and the Church could not afford the money for the necessary repairs, so the income from letting the building was very useful. When Canon Tudor Jones retired in 1965, after 31 years as Rector, the barn and kitchen garden behind it were sold to raise money for the modernisation of the Rectory. The purchaser was Godfrey Bird, an architect, who converted the barn into a most attractive dwelling. Fortunately he kept a detailed diary of all the problems involved in the conversion, together with before and after photographs, which he passed on to the present owners four years later when they bought the property from him. There is a stone let into the wall over what was the stable door, with the date 1680 and the letters S.W.M. These are thought to be the initials of William and Mary Sympson. He was Rector from 1673 to 1695. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Tonard Garage
In Crabtree Lane, demolished June 2004 and redeveloped to form Rectory View in 2005. (See Lickfold)
Trottsford Farm
Off Picketts Hill (the road) as it nears Sleaford – almost isolated by sand-quarrying pits – it is in the civil parish of Headley, but since 1927 in the ecclesiastical parish of Kingsley. See Images of England and Barn
Tulls, Tulls Lane
See Images of England plus Barn and Granary
Tulls Lane
Joins Standford to Liphook Road – historically, Romans and 'Swing' rioters are both reputed to have marched along it on their way to or from the crossing of the Wey at Standford.
The A325 was originally built as the Farnham to Petersfield turnpike road – Royal Assent given for this in 1826 – Commissioners of Woods & Forests advanced the sum of £1,000 to complete it in 1832.
Verner Close
Unmetalled cul-de-sac off Liphook Road – only about 100 yards long, yet graced with a 30mph speed limit sign in the 1996 hand-out!! Presumably named after Miss Violet Verner who lived in nearby Crabtree Farm in the 1920s.
Village Green
see Headley Village Green.
Village Hall
see Headley Village Hall
Name used in 1774, relating to an area near what is now Headley Fields
Waggoners Wells = Wakeners Wells
A string of man-made ponds in Bramshott parish, at the east end of Ludshott Common – a local beauty spot owned by the National Trust since 1919 – it is thought that they were constructed in the 1630s on the orders of Henry Hooke, lord of the manor of Bramshott, as 'hammer ponds' for his local iron-making industry, but no proof of this can be found – the name may derive from the Wakener family which occurs in a Winchester Pipe Roll entry for Headley in 1309.
Was once the village butcher's shop. Named after the family who kept the shop here for many years. Legend says part of the building was used as the Holly Bush pub before this moved across the road. For some years now it has been a private house. – As with most old houses, this one has had a varied history. It was the original Holly Bush, and also butcher Slade's shop from the early nineteenth century. Mr Wakeford took over as butcher in 1879, and his successors kept the name for business convenience. The end of the wooden beam on which the Holly Bush sign hung is still visible on the north-east corner of the building. It was this place that William Cobbett described in 1822 on one of his Rural Rides from Greatham to Thursley: "We got to Headley, the sign of the Holly Bush, just at dusk, and just as it began to rain. There was a room full of fellows in white smock frocks, drinking and smoking and talking. I had neither eaten nor drunk since eight o'clock in the morning; and as it was a nice little public house, I at first intended to stay all night, an intention which I afterwards very indiscreetly gave up." [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens] See Images of England
Walker's Farm, Standford
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation
War Memorial
Designed by Mr Woodbine Hinchliff of Pentlow, and unveiled on 4th July 1920 by Major General W.V. Brownlow CB of Eveley (now renamed Standford Grange). There is also a marble tablet on the south wall at the back of the Church, unveiled on 26th September 1920. The memorial initially commemorated the 96 Headley men who fell in the First World War. To these were added in 1995 the names of the 48 Headley men who gave their lives in the Second World War. See Images of England
Warners Farm
Anyone know where this is/was??? - I have a suspicion it was somewhere around Hearn
Area of Lindford – Washford Bridge across the River Wey gives pedestrian access to Bordon.
Wassell Lane
Anyone know where this was??? Seems to have been somewhere in the Barford area
Wellfield Corner
Junction of Mill Lane and Lindford Road – Has been notorious for traffic accidents over many years.
West View Road [Westview Road]
In Headley Down between Stonehill Road and Carlton Road.
Wey, River
Technically, the river running through Headley is the southern Wey, whose sources come from Blackdown and Hindhead. – The northern branch flows from Alton through Farnham to meet our branch at Tilford.
Wey House, Standford
See Headley Mill Farm. See Images of England and Oast House
Wey Valley Farm
On Tulls Lane
Wheatsheaf, The
Public house in Arford, at the bottom of Barley Mow Hill (closed March 2000) – Said to have been built on or near the site of Eade's stonemason's yard – shown on an old map as Arford New Inn. See inventory in 1864. Demolished in March 2001 – the site redeveloped in 2002, see below.
Wheatsheaf Cottages
Close of 10 houses built in 2002 on the site of the Wheatsheaf pub
White Horse, The
Now Frensham Pond Hotel – Was in the parish of Headley until 1991, when boundary changes moved it into Surrey.
White House, High Street
Of all the houses in the Street, this one must surely have had the most chequered history. Originally a pretty little cottage, it was doubled in size, as you can see from the different roof levels, in the second half of the 19th century. It also had a wooden extension on the south end. At the beginning of the 20th century it was the home of Mr Richard Curtis, son of the owner of the shop opposite. Then it became an army house, a Captain's quarter. Miss Whitfield Hart was the next tenant, and she ran a private dairy business using the wooden extension. She sold out to Unigate, and the house was converted horizontally into two flats for their roundsmen.
A subsequent owner completely altered the exterior, replacing the eighteenth century sash windows with modern metal casements, and removing the gabled porch. After this, the bottom floor became three small shops in one: a boutique, a baby shop, and a proprietary chemist's, with flat above. It then reverted to being a private house once again, with various tenants using just the ground-floor room at the south end for a small shop, selling ceramics, expensive stationery, and crafts of all kinds. Finally it has settled down, under the last four owners, as a private dwelling. [To the Ar and Back by Joyce Stevens]
Whitehill civil parish (including Bordon) was formed in 1929 from the western parts of Headley parish plus parts of Selborne parish – It included Lindford until 1982, when the latter became a civil parish in its own right – Most of Whitehill civil parish lay within Headley ecclesiastical parish until the ecclesiastical parish of Bordon was created in 2002.
Whitehill Road
From Standford towards Hollywater and Whitehill
Whitmore Bottom
Old name for Whitmore Vale.
Whitmore Vale [Whitmoor Vale]
Links Grayshott and Barford, running along the county boundary with Surrey. – Spelt as Whitmore in Hampshire and Whitmoor in Surrey!
General store, butcher and coal merchant, began trading circa 1950 in the old laundry building in Eddeys Lane, Headley Down – in 1974 it also became the Headley Down post office. Closed on 3 October 2015.
Whole Farm
Mentioned in the 1822 Valuation - near Elliotts and Plaster Hill Farms?
Wilsons Road
Off Grayshott Road in Headley Down – named after the family who ran the shop where the Headley Down's first post office and telephone exchange were situated. Has been called Post Office Road in the past. In the 1957 Electoral Register and in maps of the period it was called Beech Hill Road – this name has since been transferred to a different road.
Windmill Drive
Built on land previously occupied by the grounds of Windmill House
Windmill House
Andrew Cassels KAY built Windmill House on Glayshers Hill in 1912 – demolished for housing, permission being granted in 1968 for the construction of Kay Crescent, Embleton Road and Windmill Drive. We have no knowledge of any windmill being here, unless it was a water pump.
House on Headley Hill Road with views over Fullers Vale – built by Edward I'Anson circa 1875 and originally called The Chalet – it was a nursing home known as Heather Brow for a few years at the turn of the last century (c19th to c20th) – used as an officers' mess during WW2. History of the property has been investigated and the result published in a book – see details.
Winters Barn Cottage
On Frensham Lane, opposite Peter's Barn – used to be called Peter's Barn Cottage (re-thatched in Nov 2007) – Janique and Bunny Lewis owned Peters Barn Cottage as a weekend home for about 20 years until the 1990s [Michael Sumpster]
Wishanger Farm
Off Wishanger Lane. Probably site of the old manor house of the Manor of Wishanger. See A Scandal in Wishanger 1876
Wishanger Lane
Joins Frensham Lane with Bacon Lane and continues to the Surrey county boundary at Simmonstone
Wishanger [Whessanger] (manor of)
One of the three manors in the parish of Headley.
Wishanger Manor (Wishanger Lodge)
Wishanger Lodge (now rebuilt and renamed Wishanger Manor, but never the manor house) was once the home of Mrs BRANSON, whose son James became a great local benefactor — Branson Road in Bordon is named after him. He was also the great-uncle of Richard BRANSON, the modern entrepreneur.
Wishanger Ponds
Neither so well-known nor so accessible as the string of ponds at Waggoners Wells, those at Wishanger have a charm of their own. They are fed largely from springs, and form a small tributary of the River Wey.
Witherslack Close
Off Stonehill Road in Headley Down
Woodlark Way
Small estate (finished 2021) on the site of the old nusery off Glayshers Hill
Workhouse, The
Now Headley Grange. Built in 1795 as the Union Workhouse for the combined parishes of Bramshott, Headley and Kingsley. Site of the Workhouse Riots in November 1830. Sold in 1870 to a builder, who converted it into a private house.
Yeomans Place
See Crabtree. See Images of England

Earliest record of place-names in the Headley Registers:—




Heath House




Huntingford Bridge


Slaford Bridge










Symons Green




Bordon Lodge in the Forest


Sanders Green




Slaforth Bridge
















Seamans (now Simmondstones)






Hedley Hill




The Lodge










Hedley Wood












Barford Mill








Erverd (now Arford)








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