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Walnut Tree House

 

Walnut Tree House was built in the first decade of the 20th century, in a field near Cwm farm off Wern Lane. In the early OS maps, it was described at Walnut Tree farm.


 

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The first residents, as far as I can tell were the Knight family - William and Elizabeth Knight.


William appeared on the 1909 Register of Electors at Walnut Tree farm, although died in September 1909, being buried at Llanfihangel Pontymoile churchyard on 28th September 1909.


His widow Elizabeth was from Cheddar, in Somerset. According to the 1911 census, they had been married 48 years, so she must have married young - being a 68 yr old widow at the time of the census. She had taken over as the farmer - and two of their children, Ernest and Blanche were with her, working on the farm. Two of their grandchildren were living at Walnut Trees: 10 year old Donald (born at Tredegar) and 2 year old Aubrey Grainger (born at Glanaman in Carmarthenshire).


The Registers of Electors show Alfred and Mary Curnow in residence in 1922 and again in 1929.