Hillview was demolished
in early 2003. The photograph above was taken in May 2001, and note the
different angle of the cat-slide roof from the later photos
The above aerial photograph, taken in 1971, is copyright Skyviews
Aerial Photography. It shows Hillview Cottage with its taller, but
single-storey modern extension to the rear. The fields behind and to the right
are at this time undeveloped (no Fourwinds or Poppy Barn yet!). The bottom half
of the cat-slide roof has a more shallow angle than in later life. Hillcroft's
chimney and garden is visible to the lower left of the photograph.
Below left is the house in the first stages of demolition on the 19th May
2003. The single storey kitchen (light blue, red chimney) and bathroom (dark
blue) has been demolished. You can see how the cat-slide roof had the angle
changed, with part of the original roof underneath. Construction of new house #2
to was already well under way in the garden to the right of this photograph. By
the 10th June 2003 all that remains was a pile of rubble.
In the 1910 Land Tax
records (no 413) Hillview was occupied by Henry Stubbings. The ownership is
a bit confused - it says something like "J Haylock (? Long)(sent to
James Avery)". Anyway it is taxed at 0 Acres 1 Rood.