Anstey House, Winchester Street

Anstey House, Winchester Street (centre panel)
Mike Gee

Anstey was originally part of the Wherwell
Estate. When Col. A.E. & Mrs. Anna Jenkins lived at the Priory, it was the home of the Estate Manager, W. G. Davey. Anstey was later converted to lodgings for
the stable boys of Wherwell Estate. Built in
the Edwardian era, the property is unusual in style,
as the rear of the house resembles an Edwardian
farmhouse, whilst the front of the house has the
appearance of a colonial residence.

William George Davey was born in November 1874 at Bures Saint Mary (Suffolk) into a family of farmers. He moved to Chilbolton after WW1 when he became Manager of the Wherwell Estate. He was a stalwart of the cricket club, a noted shot at Bisley and an enthusiastic member of Wherwell Home Guard Club, becoming its founder Chairman in 1946. William Davey left the village after his wife Maud died in 1950. He died in 1963, aged 88, husband and wife are buried in Chilbolton.


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