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I don't know the answer Steve, but the below might help?

Local Council, housing or planning department?

National Archives as below:

http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=House_history_research_-_an_introduction

Also could try books on styles of building from various ages for a rough idea?
I know mine was built in 1940 because the neighbours who were here when we first moved in (Both now sadly deceased and we now have the neighbours from hell!) were here when a German Ariel demolition team destroyed the original building! :2fun:
 

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I've been onto the land registry, and I have now got the present owners names. Cost £4.

Just might go and knock on the door when I go over to England next week.:eek::2fun:

My best guess, is that it was built early 1800's.

I've got the brewerys name, who's pub is attached to the cottage. Loks like the Pub was made up of two of those cottages, many years ago.

So a couple of avenues to go down.

Ta muchly.:)

Steve.:)
 

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A live pub is always good! :D
Maybe they will have a wine or brandy from the right year?
Any luck with contacting the brewery? (Maybe free samples in lieu of info? :2fun: )
No brewery contact as yet, but will do that soon.

If my memory serves me right, it used to belong to A.B.C (The Aylesbury Brewery Company). I'll be looking at them, when I go to the archives in a week or so, when I come to blighty.

It also may have belonged to The Red Lion Brewery(Princes Risborough), where my Grampy worked.

Just found a little snippet, that the licencee applied for a licence extention to sell wine in 1865......'as 38 cottages were newly built near his premises'. (He got turned down).

This would indicate, that The Bird in Hand Pub, was there before 1865 and was converted from two of the cottages next to the one I'm interested in.

Steve.:)
 

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