Ewhurst Manor

Large house in/near Borehamwood, existed between 1799 and the 1970s.

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2018
Ewhurst Manor stood at 37 Furzehill Road.

The house was built to the rear of the former Whitehouse Farm, later known as ’White House’. The buildings were reputed to have dated back to the 18th century and Ewhurst was originally farm dwellings. The Whitehouse Farm estate was originally spread over 200 acres. The land was gradually sold off to cover death duties and declining wealth. By the 1950s, the estate is believed to have been shrunk down to between three and four acres.

The entrance to Ewhurst was via a narrow track road that went past White House. The house was divided into two distinct properties which were adjoining: the three storey main house and a two-storey cottage. The garden sloped down to a small pond.

The owner of the house after the Second World War was Mrs Doris Clifford. Mrs Clifford encouraged filmmakers, most notably, George Harrison Marks, to use her property. Films shot there included ’Nightmare at Elm Manor’ (1963) and ’Visit from Venus’ (1964).

Today, nothing survives of Ewhurst or the White House estates. A modern housing estate now stands on the Ewhurst Estate and the Ewhurst name has not survived, not even down to a local road name. White House is commemorated by Whitehouse Avenue, and part of this road runs parallel with where the front of Ewhurst Manor once stood and cuts through the former location of the Ewhurst pond. Houses on Mildred Avenue - Widbrook, Beaulieu, Grey Cot and Furze Lodge - still remain today and these properties now mark the north-western perimeter of the housing estate built on the site in the 1990s.
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY


Irene Smith   
Added: 30 Jun 2017 15:46 GMT   

Keystone Passage, WD6
My mother worked at Keystones in the 1940s before she was married.

She later worked at home which a lot of people did. You would often see people walking around Boreham Wood with boxes filled with piecework for the factory.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT


   
Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:26 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
My Grandfather bought No 45 Buchanan Gdns in I believe 1902 and died ther in the early 1950s

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Added: 7 Jul 2024 16:20 GMT   

Haycroft Gardens, NW10
I lived in No 7 from 1933 to 1938

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Sylvia guiver   
Added: 4 Jul 2024 14:52 GMT   

Grandparents 1937 lived 37 Blandford Square
Y mother and all her sisters and brother lived there, before this date , my parent wedding photographers were take in the square, I use to visit with my mother I remember the barge ballon in the square in the war.

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Born here
Roy Mathieson   
Added: 27 Jun 2024 16:25 GMT   

St Saviours
My great grandmother was born in Bowling Green Lane in 1848. The family moved from there to Earl Terrace, Bermondsey in 1849. I have never been able to locate Earl Terrace on maps.

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Added: 26 Jun 2024 13:10 GMT   

Buckhurst Street, E1
Mt grandfather, Thomas Walton Ward had a musical instrument workshop in Buckhurst Street from 1934 until the street was bombed during the war. Grandfather was a partner in the musical instrument firm of R.J. Ward and Sons of Liverpool. He died in 1945 and is buried in a common grave at Abney Park Cemetery.

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Lived here
Mike Dowling   
Added: 15 Jun 2024 15:51 GMT   

Family ties (1936 - 1963)
The Dowling family lived at number 13 Undercliffe Road for
Nearly 26 years. Next door was the Harris family

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Evie Helen   
Added: 13 Jun 2024 00:03 GMT   

Vickers Road
The road ’Vickers Road’ is numbered rather differently to other roads in the area as it was originally built as housing for the "Vickers" arms factory in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. Most of the houses still retain the original 19th century tiling and drainage outside of the front doors.

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Paul Harris    
Added: 12 Jun 2024 12:54 GMT   

Ellen Place, E1
My mother’s father and his family lived at 31 Ellen Place London E1 have a copy of the 1911 census showing this

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Theobald Street, looking north
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Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905)
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Aberford Park lake
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Elstree Manor House
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Boreham Wood Baptist Church
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Hillside School
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Brickfield Cottages, Boreham Wood
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Theobald Street, looking north
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Fox and Clark’ Furniture Shop (1905)
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General store (1940s) Situated opposite Drayton Road, Borehamwood this general store seemed to sell just about anything from pots & pans to needles & thread.
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View of Borehamwood (1928)
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Locals diving from the aqueduct of the former Elstree Brickfields (1940s)
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The rectangular structure in the foreground was a water tank. This aerial view looks along the line of Elstree Way in the 1950s. It also shows the large white bulk of the Studio Cinema.
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Junction of Shenley Road and Drayton Road (1930s)
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Boreham Wood Baptist Church
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Hillside School
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Summerswood Primary School
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