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|1807||Joseph Als & W Tugwell||1825|
|1848||J Thorpe jnr||1852|
|1874||J Maxfield Smith||1905|
|1825||S Hubbard & E Tugwell||1825|
|1843||T Wilson & others||1848|
|1849||J Beach & others||?|
|1852||R Hook & J Diplock||1853|
|1854||A Weller & others||1856|
|1910||C Hunt & E Turner||1911|
Joseph Als, surviving trustee of John Tugwell’s will, offered the properties now named Harveys, Step Cottages, Daffodil Cottage and two plots of land for sale in 5 lots (plus a property in Cliffe High Street, Lewes) at auction at the Bear Hotel, Cliffe, on Tuesday 8 May 1825. Harveys was described as a large and commodious dwelling-house comprising parlour, shop, capital kitchen, wash-house, two pantries, five bedrooms, two attics, convenient closets, and extensive cellars, with good garden, in the occupation of Mrs E Tugwell (aged 72) and Mr S Hubbard. Although Elizabeth Tugwell was described as ‘Mrs’ she was the spinster daughter of John and Elizabeth Tugwell, baptised at Glynde church 7 Oct 1752, and the sale document specified that she had the right to occupy the parlour and parlour chamber for the term of her life.Harveys was bought by John Thorpe of Horsham, gent, for £215. John Thorpe, then of Brighton, had married Philadelphia Tugwell, another daughter of John and Elizabeth and sister of the Elizabeth still living in the house in 1825, on the 5 Oct 1801 at Glynde church. John Thorpe also bought Step Cottages in 1843 for £175. Elizabeth Tugwell died in 1842 aged 89 and when her brother-in-law John Thorpe died in 1848 he left Harveys, now occupied by Thomas Wilson and James Eade, to his son another John Thorpe of Horsham, draper. In 1852 John Thorpe the younger sold the house, now occupied by Robert Hook and Joseph Diplock, along with Step Cottages, to John Harvey, wine merchant of the Cliffe, Lewes, and founder of Harveys Brewery, for £775. John Harvey’s properties passed to J Maxfield Smith in 1874 and then to Harvey Smith in 1906. Harvey Smith intended to sell the properties in December 1919 and the Glynde Estate, through its agent Tom Pickard, showed an interest in purchasing Harveys and Step Cottages for a total of £550. For some reason the estate declined to purchase and Pickard wrote to Curry and Co, the estates solicitors, that he was worried that the property would be bought by someone who ‘might become a nuisance in the neighbourhood to everyone and as an old parishioner I want to keep it out of the hands of such’.The properties were renovated in 1920 and Pickard bought them both in 1920 or 1921 with a view to moving to Harveys on his retirement. It was on Pickard’s retirement that the name of the house was changed from Grapevine to its present name of Harveys, in recognition of the family that Pickard had purchased the house from.
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