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Laceys Cottage: 1827-2024
Laceys Cottages, c1920, photographed for an early postcard
Laceys Cottages, c1920, photographed for an early postcard
Three generations of the Tuppen family (photo by Tom Pickard) c 1905. Right: Charles Tuppen, head shepherd on the estate, who lived at Laceys in 1871 to 1901. Middle: His son George, succeeded him as head shepherd at Home Farm. Left: George's son Reg.
Three generations of the Tuppen family (photo by Tom Pickard) c 1905. Right: Charles Tuppen, head shepherd on the estate, who lived at Laceys in 1871 to 1901. Middle: His son George, succeeded him as head shepherd at Home Farm. Left: George's son Reg.
1827Glynde Estate?
1838George Payne & Richard Weller1851
1861Henry Ward & Thomas Gorringe1861
1871Charles Tuppen & Tom Gorringe1871
1881Charles Tuppen1881
1901Charles Tuppen & Philip Baker1901
1950Elsie, Irene & Joyce Rapley1955

Laceys is an old place name in Glynde. In 1617 Robert Morley mortgaged part of his lands in Glynde including ‘Lacies’ and an Agnes Lacey had been buried in Glynde in 1559.

The Glynde estate account books show that the estate paid [Richard] Wisdom, carpenter’s bill of £12 3s 2d for the new cottage at Laceys in June 1827. They also paid William Weller, bricklayer, £26 7s 9d and labour of £3 17s 10d for ‘removing earth and levelling bank at the back of the cottage’. The cottage was probably intended as the residence of the shepherd on the Great Farm/Home Farm at Glynde.

It had been divided into two by 1837 and, for most of the nineteenth century, one of the cottages was occupied by the shepherd on the Home Farm. On the 1881 census Charles Tuppen the 54 year old head shepherd on the Home Farm was living there with his wife Harriett and seven of their children, including George Tuppen who would later succeed his father as shepherd on the Home Farm and also be one of the founders of the current Glynde and Beddingham Cricket Club.

In 1845 there was a huge fire at Laceys Farm which destroyed a barn and a couple of 'hovels' but seems to have left the cottage undamaged. The smoke was visible from Lewes and there were detailed reports in both the Sussex Express and the Sussex Advertiser.

By the time of World War II Laceys had been converted back to a single cottage when Joyce Rapley, land girl, occupied the cottage with her two sisters. Des and Pam Byrne and their son Christopher lived there after they left the Trevor Arms.

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