Legg Farm Blakeney (General)

by NElkins, Monday, February 06, 2017, 11:10 (2008 days ago)

Please can anyone help me with information on Legg Farm Blakeney. The Farm was very close to the present Manchester House
Norman E

Legg Farm Blakeney

by ChrisW @, Monday, February 06, 2017, 15:30 (2008 days ago) @ NElkins

For the benefit of helpers, so that they do not duplicate any information which may have been found on the other site.

This query has also been posted on Rootschat today.



Legg Farm Blakeney

by ChrisW @, Monday, February 06, 2017, 23:15 (2008 days ago) @ ChrisW

I think this is the correct link but it doesn't seem to want to open on here?


Legg Farm Blakeney

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Tuesday, February 07, 2017, 01:46 (2008 days ago) @ ChrisW

Hi Chris,
both links worked fine for me, thanks, but ONLY if opened into a new tab or window using my mouse R/H button.
I find this is usually the best way to view links from this forum's pages.
atb J

Legg Farm Blakeney

by ChrisW @, Wednesday, February 08, 2017, 21:15 (2006 days ago) @ Jefff

Thanks Jeff. Neither of them would open for me!


Legg Farm Blakeney

by probinson @, S. Oxon, Wednesday, February 08, 2017, 21:30 (2006 days ago) @ NElkins

There's a Legg Barn at Church Square Blakeney, Gloucestershire, GL15 4DP.

Seems the correct location.


Legg Farm Blakeney, Roman ?

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Thursday, February 09, 2017, 00:13 (2006 days ago) @ probinson

Agreed re the location.

I doubt this is a surprise to Norman, as I've repeated what we discussed on his previous posts, but in this instance I've drawn complete blanks while searching the old newspapers BNA site, the old O.S. maps site, Glos Archives site, and the 1909 Lloyd George Survey of Land Values site. I searched both "Legg" and "Legge" spellings as have seen this spelling of the surname.

General googling has given a few references to Roman occupation at or near this address, this being the most detailed summary I can find online.

"Roman Blakeney
At Legg House, in Church Square, the remains of a high-status Roman stone building that was occupied between AD 75-150 was uncovered by Dean Archaeology Group between 1990-92. They found a length of wall with a first-century stone-built structure. In addition, pottery and hypocaust tiles indicated the possibility of a bath house. This is believed to be the structure recorded from local folklore by Ralph Bigland in 1786."


The main A48 road thro Blakeney is marked as a "Roman Road" on the old O.S. maps, presumably linking Gloucester to Caerwent, which both originated as Roman forts. The area around Blakeney and Soudley has other Roman sites, although the cobbled road at Blackpool Bridge is no longer thought to be Roman.

Sorry couldn't be more helpful.

Legg Farm Blakeney

by NElkins, Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11:32 (2002 days ago) @ NElkins

Thank you for your replies. It doesn't look hopeful for me does it.
The only document I know of is a remembered Sale Notice for Legg Farm or its Contents. The notice was thought to be from the 1920's
I will remain hopeful and keep looking.
Thank you all very much

Messrs D Legge & Son - selling property etc.

by MPGriffiths @, Sunday, February 12, 2017, 14:45 (2002 days ago) @ NElkins


Looking at British Newspapers on Line - and searching Legg, Blakeney - (don't subscribe, but just an insight) - it does mentions

D Legge & Sons, selling various properties for people in Blakeney inc. 1890, Westend House, Blakeney, QLOUIRE (assume Square) - as it appears to exist today.

1901 - Messrs D Legge & Son - selling at Blakeney for deceased White, (her, so female) Household furniture, Pony, Guernsey Cow

Messrs D Legge & Son - WHITE - 1901

by MPGriffiths @, Sunday, February 12, 2017, 15:00 (2002 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

Burial at Newnham and Blakeney Tabernacle

1901 (died 27 May)

Margaret Elizabeth WHITE aged 83.


Looking at Lloyd George Land Survey 1909-10

Matilda SMITH was living in church Square, Blakeney (not sure if West End House?) - owned by WHITE R-W (M) **

house & garden - etc. etc.


Matilda SMITH buried at Blakeney - aged 61 - 15 May 1910 - residence: Church Sq. Blakeney


Burial 6 March 1946

William Alfred STREET, aged 59

residence: West End Hs Church Square.


*** 1881 census, Blakeney

Margaret WHITE - 62, Widow, born Gorsinghton Hall, Gloucester (occupation: Dividends & Annuities)
Richard W WHITE - Son - aged 25 - born Blakeney

Legg Farm Blakeney

by Ikey, Friday, March 30, 2018, 12:17 (1591 days ago) @ NElkins


I have noticed your request for info on Legge Farm Blakeney and thought I would get in touch.

Legge Barn, Manchester House and myself are a group of 3 properties here at the bottom end
of Church Square, Blakeney closely connected by history and new history in the making. If I can help please get in touch.

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