- inherited by John Waite in 1726 from his mother's sister, Hannah Gilpin (nee Hunt). John's daughter Elizabeth Waite married Thomas Barber in 1749.

John Waite, my 7xgreat grandfather, inherited this property in 1726. It was originally part of an 18 acre farm known as Marden's Farm and was the original farm house. It is a late 15th Century Grade II* listed property indicating that it is of particular importance, with only 8% of listed buildings in England being Grade II* or higher.

I published a booklet on this in 2014 which includes a history timeline, maps, transcriptions of surviving documents and a family tree concerning the Gilpin and Waite families, previous owners of the property.  Go to the Publications menu to download a PDF of the booklet.