376/8 Main Road (Northfield, Southfield)

The 1903 Property book shows this building on Main Road and calls them 'Villas on estate'. They are now 376 (nearest to us) and 378 Main Road. The owner of 378, Dave Abbott, wrote to me with more details:

"The Property Book shows our house at or just before the turn on the century. We are not sure who the two men at the gate are but the census shows that two brothers had the houses at that time with the surname Lee. This has been confirmed by our neighbour at 376 Arthur Bateman.

The Lee brothers were agricultural labourers and it's our assumption that these two houses were labourer's cottages attached to the farm (Stud farm or South Street farm??).

The houses were built in 1876."

Tony Lewis 2013