Explore Headley - Yeoman's Place

Formerly one large house, known as Crabtree, with extensive grounds stretching round the corner and along the Liphook Road.  The older part is eighteenth century, with brick eaves, Queen Anne windows, and a gabled Victorian brick porch.  Inside, the central chimney breast which is characteristic of a timber-framed lobby-entrance house, a style of building not used after about 1650, suggests a much older origin.  There are signs of three staircases.  The taller house attached to the south, and not listed, was built in mock Tudor style in 1880 by Mr Samuel Bewsher, Bursar of St. Paul’s School in London.  It is said that this wing was for boys whose parents were abroad, and no windows were put in the west wall so that they could not overlook his garden.