The details of the house show that this photo was taken between about 1886 and 1898. There are several similar photos from around this time, but this is very sharp and shows a lot of small details. It also provoked some thoughts about of the land between the front garden and Upper Pond.
The other area to the south of the culvert is a bit of a mystery. It is fenced and it looks like it is part of Honeywood’s extended garden, but I have not, so far, found any evidence that it was ever part of the property either rented or freehold.
I guess the railings were taken down for scrap in the second world war. I don’t know when the shrubs were removed.
Honeywood Garden Project Blog
Follow our progress as we renovate the gardens at Honeywood Museum.