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|1843||G Tugwell & G Eager||1843|
|1852||J Edes & B Edwards||1852|
|1901||Edgar Eade & Charles Hunt||1901|
|1911||E Eades & J Roser||1911|
The houses now called Step Cottages were built on part of the plot that went with the house now named Harveys, bought by John Tugwell in 1763. The house has a date stone (1782) with the initials T J E above the date. The initials stand for John and Elizabeth Tugwell. The house was lot 3 of the freehold property in Glynde sold in five lots at auction by Mr Fisher at the Bear Inn, Cliffe, on Tuesday 8 May 1825, at four o’clock in the afternoon. In the sales particular the house was described as
‘a dwelling house, adjoining lot 2 (Daffodil Cottage), and comprising parlour, kitchen, wash-house, pantry, cellar, and two bedrooms, with garden; the whole being about 99 feet in front, and in the occupation of Mr Thomas Avis. This lot is to have a right of using the well in lot 1 (paying a proportionate part of all repairs) and a right of using the path in front of lot 2, for that purpose only’.
It would appear at this time that the building was a single house and it as sold to Richard Tugwell of Lewes, cordwainerShoe maker and son of John Tugwell, for £110. A conveyance of Daffodil Cottage in 1833 suggests that Richard Tugwell owned more than one house on the site of Step Cottages and when Richard Tugwell took out a mortgage for £110 on his property with Philip Jenner in June 1837 the property was described as a messuageHouse or dwelling,
inc. outbuildings &
or gardens or tenementRented dwelling
or land and a newly erected messuageHouse or dwelling,
inc. outbuildings &
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