Heather & Lilac Cottages

Heather & Lilac Cottages (centre panel)
Mike Gee

Lilac Cottage was originally part of Chilbolton Cottage (Goaters Farm and later Three Ways) built in the 17th century. Heather Cottage was added to the main house in the 1930’s and is just visible on the square behind Lilac Cottage. Both cottages were homes for staff employed at the main house. Trish now lives at Heather Cottage and she was interested to discover that her garage was centrally heated. The aircraft designer, Thomas Sopwith, lived in Chilbolton Cottage in the 1940’s after his London house was bombed, and he (allegedly) installed the heating in the garage for his expensive cars!

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