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Barnhorn Farm

posted by Michelle on 30 Mar 2009 at 10:09 pm

I don't live in the area, but after having a clearout of the loft, I`ve come across a painting that says on the back , it is a view from Barnhorn Farm, Bexhill on sea.

It actually says Barn Horn.
I can't read the artists initials clearly, but it looks like F Lomer.The painting is in oils. If anyone has any info on the farm, I'd appreciated it, as maybe the painting could be reunited with the original family (although i`m not sure when it was painted).
many thanks

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Barnhorn Farm

posted by dave on 02 Apr 2009 at 11:58 pm

barnhorn farm is at the east most barnhorn manor,mrs ward jones/ainsley would be able to help out with more information,I dont want to put her phone number on here but if you are in bexhill, head out from little common roundabout towards east bourne,on the left you will see a wall marked offa grant ad772 this is barnhorn farm,hope this helps,

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posted by Michelle on 03 Apr 2009 at 9:14 pm

Hi Dave
Thanks for that. I don`t live nearby, but may venture out one weekend.

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posted by Derek Polwin on 20 Apr 2010 at 11:17 pm

My mother's parents (Surname Parks) used to live in this farm and my grandfather's brother owned a farm on the other side of the road just near the entrance of what was the military camp. She also had two uncles who lived in one of the semi-detached houses on the opposite side of the road facing the farm. All that is left of the farm is just one wall if I recall from the last time I passed by. Would like to know more about the painting

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posted by karen morris on 11 Jun 2010 at 8:05 pm

I live on the farm at the end of Barnhorn road ,on the right heading towards eastbourne.It is known as Hillfarm but this was not its origional name.I would like some info on the history of the farm especially the barn which dates back to 1862.

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posted by Derek on 25 Aug 2010 at 10:37 pm

Did a member of teh Parks family live there back in teh 1950's?

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posted by paul on 23 Nov 2012 at 4:02 pm

hi i know this is a bit outdated now but did you ever find out the info you wanted, i am currently metal detecting the land you are talking about and if you have any details or history i would be most grateful

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posted by gary on 14 Feb 2013 at 10:41 pm

paul, I've some history on barnhorne manor and grounds inc maps from 13th c plus original settlement of "oldetun"

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posted by Paul on 31 Aug 2013 at 3:26 am

Hi,by coincidence I believe I met up with Paul whilst I also was metal detecting on the farmland the other week.

We both have permission from Lady WJA to do so.

I would also be most interested in the history of the land/grounds etc

Another place I would love to gain permission would be Hilltop Farm as I believe there was a Medieval hamlet/ on the hillside overlooking the valley.

If the owner of Hilltop Farm happens to read this would you be willing for a FID registered detectorist (Me) to detect on your land?


posted by paul on 22 Apr 2014 at 3:33 pm

hi gary I would love to see any info on the land as would the lady of the manor she is very interested in anything she doesn't already know, she is a very lovely lady and I am sure would appreciate any new news. also paul how are you ive been off detecting for a while through health reasons but am going to get into it now if you fancy a partner anytime anywhere let me know 07990705469 thanks

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posted by Paul on 26 Apr 2014 at 7:03 am

Hi Paul,
I have only been detecting a couple of times since our meeting myself,work keeps getting in the way,hope you are well now,as your post indicates you've not been.
That would be great to partner up for outings,work does take prescedance so it would have to be on the odd drop of the hat days if that's ok...feel free to call me though. 07815547966
Gary I believe we also through up the same plan,if you are still interested maybe contact either of us and we could plan a day out?....



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posted by Sue Weeks on 29 May 2015 at 5:58 pm

My great grandfather and his wife and 11 children lived in a small cottage which was in ruin for many years on what I believe was Barn horn farm. His name was Parks so I must be related to Derek Polwin above.
My grandmother's name was Mabel and I knew her sisters Annie and Muriel. The footprint of the house which I believe to be the house that my family lived in was in the last few years built upon and became at least one holiday cottage. Please correct me if I am wrong!. One of the Parks family was a game keeper on Pevensey Marshes. Just yesterday I found the grave of Stephen Parks in the Little Common churchyard.

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posted by tina on 13 Jun 2015 at 4:55 pm

Hi I'm wondering if anyone could help us. We are currently looking for a family member of Mrs ward and believe that Mrs Wards grand daughter may have married the person that we are looking for. If anybody could help us to get contact with Mr Alex Ainsley or Mrs Ward we would be extremely grateful.

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