Apple Cottage

John Roadley

1948 plans for bungalow for C Baker in Button End - Apple Cottage
Advert for Apple Cottage, Button End Mar 2012
Apple Cottage Button End 2015
Mar 2017 land cleared to right of Apple cottage
Orchard behind new Plymouth Brethren Hall looking to west; once Apple Cottage 2020
Baker bench next to 22 Button End 2020

Planning permission was granted to Christopher Baker in 1948 which allowed a cottage to be built in two stages whilst an existing hut remained on site.  Christopher Baker (D:2010), wife Mabel and family of eight children ( Barbara,  Peter, Tim, John, Lucy, Judith, Phillip and Peter) lived there for many years.

Over the years there were numerous additions and extensions to the cottage which took its original area from 35m to 160mplus outbuildings. The house was sold in 2012 and in 2014 planning permission was granted for demolition of buildings on the site and the construction of a three-bedroom house. click link here

The large area surrounding the house was given over to fruit and vegetable growing with apple orchards and glasshouses. Christopher sold organic vegetables in Mill Road from 1981 when he retired as a chemist and definitely up until 1999 and likely afterwards. Part of the orchard remains today (2020) and the outline of the glasshouses can be seen.

A bench dedicated to one of Colin’s sons, Philip (“Stan”) stands on Button End near No 22.

This page was added on 05/06/2020.

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