Parkend House (General)

by ElizyA, Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 13:58 (475 days ago)

Does anyone know anything about Parkend House and whether (and where) it still stands. My 5x gt grandfather, John Wintle (1760-1837) was reputed to be a coachman at Parkend House and I wondered if there were archives about the house and staff anywhere

Parkend House ? - Whitemead Park ?

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 14:15 (475 days ago) @ ElizyA

Initially, Id be looking into the history of Whitemead Park (& house) as a possible candidate for a residence with staff locally

'In 1808, Parliament passed the Dean Forest (Timber) Act in response to a severe shortage of naval timber. The act included provision to enclose 11,000 acres (4,452 ha) and responsibility for its execution fell to a young, newly appointed, deputy surveyor named Edward MACHEN. He established his office at Whitemead Park'

ideal for Whitecroft and Parkend

Year: 1837
Month: Jul
Day: 29
Surname: WINTLE
Forenames: John
Residence: Whitecroft
Age_at_death: 79 years
Officiating_Minister: H[enr]y Poole Minister
Event: Burial
Register_Reference: P245 IN 1/29
Page_No: 23
Parish_Chapel: Parkend

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Parkend House West Dean / New Fancy

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Wednesday, April 05, 2023, 15:22 (475 days ago) @ ElizyA

With the aid of theses references and Oldmapsonline org Parkend House is behind the Station , opposite the British Lion Inn and close to Oakland House to the east of the rail line down to Lydney ! Today Fairmoor Close seems to be built on the land.

reference 1
On the east side of the village Parkend House, by the Yorkley road, dates from a rebuilding of a house belonging in 1834 to a colliery company. (fn. 211) It became the home of the mine owner T. H. Deakin (d. 1935) (fn. 212) and in 1992 was a hotel

reference 2
Parkend House, Parkend, West Dean: additions Plans, Elevational drawing, Full-size...
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Reference: D4335/179
Parkend House, Parkend, West Dean: additions

Plans, Elevational drawing, Full-size working drawings, Specification of work, Correspondence, Accounts [Moore]

Client: T. H. Deakin, Esq.

Original file reference number

Date: 1890-1891
Held by: Gloucestershire Archives, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Physical description: 15

reference 2b

1891 Park End House, West Dean (nr British Lion Inn ,Today Lion Row seems to be built on the land.)
Thomas H Deakin Head Married Male 41 1850 Mining engineer & colliery manager Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Gertrude E Deakin Wife Married Female 35 1856 - Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Thomas C Deakin Son - Male 10 1881 - Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England
Gladys Deakin Daughter - Female 7 1884 - Pontypool, Monmouthshire, Wales
Jessie E Deakin Daughter - Female 5 1886 - Parkend, Gloucestershire, England
Howard V Deakin Son - Male 2 1889 - Parkend, Gloucestershire, England
Annie Price Servant - Female 19 1872 Domestic servant cook Gloucestershire, England
Florrie Crisp Servant - Female 20 1871 Nurse Cinderford, Gloucestershire, England

reference 3a

Wikipedia suggests that, by 1860, the Colliery was owned by Sully & Company and in 1885 was sold to the Parkend & New Fancy Collieries Company. However, this may be an oversimplification. By 1878 James Sully was the only remaining partner in the Park End Coal Company and the Parkend Coal Company Ltd. was formed to acquire the collieries. The subscribers to the new company were James Sully and Richard Sully, both described as coal merchants from Bridgewater, Somerset, John Nicholls, also of Bridgewater, William Unwin of Oxford, John Bailey, Sydney Thomas of Parkend House, colliery manager and Thomas Thomas.

reference 3 b

no extra info to its location
1881 Parkend House, West Dean
S John Thomas Head Married Male 34 1847 Colliery proprietor Coleford, Gloucestershire, England
Louisa Thomas Wife Married Female 26 1855 - Newnham, Gloucestershire, England
A Ernest Goold Boarder Single Male 22 1859 Colliery proprietor Newnham, Gloucestershire, England
Bilinda Ferris Servant Single Female 24 1857 Domestic servant Broad Oak, Gloucestershire, England

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