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Bush End in Hatfield Broad Oak parish

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"Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north of the village [of Hatfield], and included in the parish, is the small village of Bush End, with its church. . . High House, at Bush End, is a late medieval house incorporating an open hall. Timber-framed and plastered additions were made in the early 19th century, when the interior was remodelled and the main, south front was cased in brick. . . Wallis's, 1.5 km. southwest of Bush End, was named from the family of Richard le Waleys (1330). It is a late medieval hall house with one surviving cross wing. . . As late as 1841 there were no fewer than 19 named commons in the parish. Broadfield, Brumsted, Bush End, Cannons, Little, and Whartley commons lay north of the village. . . St. John's Church of England school, Bush End, opened in 1828. A school building was erected in 1836, partly with a government grant. In 1839 it had 68 children, and by 1846 it was a day and Sunday school, supported by subscriptions and children's pence." [British History Online]


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