Northacre, Grenville Road (originally New Road)


Researched by Quintus van Koetsveld, the present owner

1872 Lord Midleton sells part of Shackleford Heath to be divided into plots for building.

1872 – 1879 The land is sold a few times.

29.11.1889 Conveyance between John Cates Collier (seller), House and Estate Agent, Councillor and Bank Manager in Godalming and William Edgar Horne (buyer) of 3 pieces of land between New Road and Occupation Road (Nos. 1, 2 and 3) of
7a2r1p for £ 600

1891 The Copse (original name) probably built for Wm. Edgar Horne

1892 – 1924 Tenants – Edward Matthew Hale, artist, and Rose Pauline Hale

1925 – 1940 Renamed The Coppice, tenants Lt. Col. The Hon. Antony Schomberg Byng, DSO and Lucy Margaret Byng

1.11.1940 Tenancy agreement between Sir W.E. Horne and John Maitland Lindsay
1940 – 1942 Tenants – Mr. & Mrs J. M. Lindsay

14.7.1942 Auction by Executors of the late Sir Edgar Horne, Bt. of Lot 7 The Coppice and Lot 8 land, part of Hall Place Estate

4.9.1942 Conveyance between Prudential Association Co. Ltd. (vendors), sole Executors for W.E. Horne and J.M. Lindsay (purchaser) for the sum of £3500 for 1 house and all land – Lots 7 and 8

31.10.1947 Conveyance between J.M. Lindsay and Dame Cecilia Iris Stevens

25.3.1949 Conveyance between Dame C.I. Stevens and Mrs. Elizabeth May Simpson, wife of Joseph Simpson OBE (later Sir Joseph Simpson KBE), Chief Constable of Surrey 1946-56, Commissioner Metropolitan Police 1958

24.10.1958 Conveyance between E.M. Simpson (vendor) and Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Leighton Davis (purchaser) of The Coppice.

The Coppice 1965

The Coppice 1965

The land with a small studio was sold off separately and eventually became Coppice Cottage

20.7.1965 The Coppice purchased by Mr. & Mrs. R.E.Q. van Koetsveld and renamed Northacre