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23 High Street South

An old farm, known in the mid 20th century as Baker's, stands close to the Church. Mr Baker was a cattle dealer. One of his realtives was Miss Fanny Baker, a teacher at Newton Road school in the 1940s.

July 8th 1914 - George Eady Robinson of Higham Ferrers took on the tenancy of Lodge Farm, from Mary Elizabeth Smith of 23 High Street South, Rushden.

These photos were taken in 2019, after the property had stood empty for a considerable time, and demolition is now threatened in 2021, although some are trying to stop this!

old farm near the church
The old Farm House

end view & barn
old doors
End view, with barn facing
The frontage and old doors
two phases of building
interior vandalised
Clearly showing the two phases of the building
Taken through a barred window - shows what vandals had done whilst the property stood empty awaiting its fate.


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