Page Updated:- Monday, 21 June, 2021.


Earliest 1841-

Old House at Home

Latest 1938+

The Hill


Old House at Home 1915

Above postcard, 1915.

Old House at Home 2009

Above image from Google 2009.


Sussex Agricultural Express, Saturday 8th November, 1890.

Transfer of licences.

The licence of the "Old House at Home," beer house, Cranbrook, was transferred from Louisa Huntley to Charles Huntley.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser 7 February 1941.


The licence of the "Old House at Home," Cranbrook, was transferred from Claude A Bunch, to his wife.


Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser, Friday 7 June 1946.

Stolen cotton blankets.

William George Collis and Keith Goodey, both in the Royal Engineers, admitted stealing a motor car value 300, the property of Edward Chantler at Highgate, Hawkhurst, on may 13th.

The car, a Hillman Saloon, was left unlocked at 9:55 p.m. with the ignition key on the dashboard. At 10:30 p.m. Chantler found it missing. Vehicle was found at 11:15 p.m. at Golford, Cranbrook, overturned by the roadside and considerably damaged, to an extent exceeding 100.

Collis and Goodey were also charged with stealing two blankets valued 1 7s. 6d., the property of the War Department. A further charge against Collis was that of stealing 6 more army blankets at Cranbrook.

In a statement to the police, Collis submitted disposing of blankets to a gypsy at the "Old House at Home," Cranbrook, at which place he received 6s. per blanket. Goody and Collis' statement was true.

The Bench sentence Collis to 6 months' hard labour for car stealing and three months for stealing the blankets, the sentences to run concurrently.

Goodey was fined 10 for the car theft and 5 for taking the blankets.

Sam Winter, of Furnace Farm, Cranbrook, farm labourer, admitted receding five Army blankets and purchasing five more, value 3 8s. 9d., on May 12.

He was fined a total of 15.

Nellie Louisa Bryant, of the "Old House at Home," Cranbrook, pleaded guilty to purchasing two Army blankets value 1 7s. 6d. on March 2 and another valued 13s. 9d. She said they were unmarked.
A fine a 5 was imposed.


Further information from Geoff Huntley.

Claude Bunch, was the man who married my paternal grandmother Daisey Huntley (nee Clark) whose husband, my grandfather Herbert Huntley, died in 1915. Daisey worked, in service, at Sissinghurst Castle when she met and married Claude and my Aunt Edna was born at Sissinghurst.

Later, Claude and Daisy move on to be housekeeper and butler/chauffeur for Harold Alexander at 'Old Wisley' in Waterloo Road in Cranbrook before taking up residence at the "Old House at Home."

Geoff Huntley.



HUNTLEY George 1841-71+  (age 86 in 1871Census)

HUNTLEY Louisa (widow) 1881-Nov/90 CensusPost Office Directory 1891

HUNTLEY Charles Nov/1890-03+ CensusPost Office Directory 1903

NASH William 1911-13+ (age 54 in 1911Census) Post Office Directory 1913

GAMBRILL Alfred 1918-30+ Post Office Directory 1918Post Office Directory 1922Post Office Directory 1930

BUNCH Claude Alec 1838/Feb/41 Post Office Directory 1938

BUNCH Mrs Feb/1941+



Post Office Directory 1891From the Post Office Directory 1891

Post Office Directory 1903From the Post Office Directory 1903

Post Office Directory 1913From the Post Office Directory 1913

Post Office Directory 1918From the Post Office Directory 1918

Post Office Directory 1922From the Post Office Directory 1922

Post Office Directory 1930From the Post Office Directory 1930

Post Office Directory 1938From the Post Office Directory 1938


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