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The farm came up for auction with the rest of the Highfields estate in 1919. It was described in the catalogue:

'Pound Farm comprises a very picturesque dwelling, built of brick, weather tiled above the ground floor, and with tiled roofs. It is believed that the house is several hundreds of years old.

'The accommodation comprises: One the First Floor, 5 Bedrooms and Box Rooms. On the Ground Floor, Living Room, Parlour, Small Store Rooms, Scullery, Dairy and additional Store Room

'The buildings comprise Stabling for four horses, Chaff Room, Double Piggery, Single Piggery, 2-bay Barn, 2 Cart Sheds, Chicken House and convenient store accommodation, Open Lodge and Yard, also 2 other Open Sheds. The farm house stands well back from the road, and adjoining it is a capital Orchard. The remainder of the farm is good productive land.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The census returns give some idea of the continuity of the Crowhurst family
which only ended in 1992 when Tib Crowhurst retired.
Forename Surname Relation Marr Age Occupation Birth place County
1851
William Crowhurst Head M 57 Farmer Withyham Sussex
Ann Crowhurst Wife M 51 Farmer's wife Penshurst Kent
Jemima Crowhurst Dau U 21 Farmer's daughter Withyham Sussex
Charles Crowhurst Son U 17 Farmer's son Withyham Sussex
Susanna Crowhurst Dau U 16 Farmer's daughter Withyham Sussex
Peter Crowhurst Son U 12 Scholar Withyham Sussex
Ephraim Crowhurst Son U 10 Scholar Withyham Sussex
Louisa Crowhurst Dau U 8 Scholar Withyham Sussex
Given as 65 acres

1861
William Crowhurst Head M 68 Farmer Withyham Sussex
Ann Crowhurst Wife M 61   Withyham* Sussex
Edward Crowhurst Son U 30 Farmer's son Withyham Sussex
Susannah Crowhurst Daughter U 25   Withyham Sussex
Peter Crowhurst Son U 22 Farmer's son Withyham Sussex
Ephraim Crowhurst Son U 20 Farmer's son Withyham Sussex
Louisa Crowhurst Daughter U 18   Withyham Sussex
Albert Crowhurst Visitor U 5   Withyham Sussex
Stephen Howlett Servant U 15 Farm servant Withyham Sussex
Given as 60 acres. NB Ann's birthplace in 1851 given as Penshurst

1871
Ann Crowhurst Head W 70 Farmer Withyham Sussex
Edward Crowhurst Son U 39 Employed on farm Withyham Sussex
Peter Crowhurst Son U 32 Employed on farm Withyham Sussex
Ephraim Crowhurst Son U 30 Employed on farm Withyham Sussex
Albert Crowhurst Son U 15 Employed on farm Withyham Sussex
Mary Bryant Servant U 20 Gen servant Cowden Kent
Given as 140 acres

1881
Ephraim Crowhurst Head M 40 Farmer Withyham Sussex
Keria Crowhurst Wife M 40 Farmer's wife Wadhurst Sussex
Ephraim Crowhurst Son U 6   Withyham Sussex
Ruth Crowhurst Daughter U 4   Withyham Sussex
William Crowhurst Son U 3   Withyham Sussex
John Crowhurst Son U 2   Withyham Sussex
Edward Crowhurst Brother M 47 Ag labour Withyham Sussex
Peter Crowhurst Brother U 42 Ag labour Withyham Sussex
Mary A Collins Servant U 17 Dairy maid Withyham Sussex
Hannah Harmer Servant U 15 General serv Withyham Sussex
Given as 150 acres employing 2 men and 1 boy

1891
Ephraim Crowhurst Head M 50 Farmer Withyham Sussex
Kezia Crowhurst Wife M 50   Wadhurst Sussex
Ephraim Crowhurst Son U 16 Farmers son Withyham Sussex
Ruth Crowhurst Dau U 14 Scholar Withyham Sussex
William Crowhurst Son U 13 Scholar Withyham Sussex
Edward Crowhurst Bro U 60 Farm servant Withyham Sussex
Anne Jeffery Serv U 13 General servant Withyham Sussex

1901
Ephraim Crowhurst Head M 60 Farmer Withyham Sussex
Kezia Crowhurst Wife M 60   Wadhurst Sussex
Ephraim J Crowhurst Son U 26 Farmer's son Withyham Sussex
Ruth Crowhurst Dau U 24   Withyham Sussex
Eliza A Clarke M in law W 80 Retired Frant Sussex
Edward Crowhurst Brother U 70   Withyham Sussex