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Grade II Listed
Pear Tree Cottage
YearNameAddressRelationCM/FAgeOccupationPlace of birth 
1851John RootesNorth ElhamHeadMM71Retired Commander R.N. half pay & farmerElham
1851Eleanor RootesNorth ElhamWifeMF56 Acrise
1851Hellen RootesNorth ElhamDaughterUF25Farmer's daughter employed at homeElham
1851George RootesNorth ElhamSonUM22Farmer's son employed at homeElham
1851Edward RootesNorth ElhamSonUM20Farmer's son employed at homeElham
1851James M RootesNorth ElhamSonMM18Farmer's son employed at homeElham
1851William RootesNorth ElhamSonUM15Farmer's son employed at homeElham
1851Isaac RootesNorth ElhamSon M13ScholarElham
1851Joseph RootesNorth ElhamSon M11ScholarElham
1851William O RootesNorth ElhamGrandsonMM10ScholarElham
1861John RootesNorth ElhamHeadMM81Ret. Commander R.N. & farmerElham
1861Eleanor RootesNorth ElhamWifeMF66 Capel le Ferne
1861Helen RootesNorth ElhamDaughterUF30 Elham
YearText Photos 
Farmhouse. Probably later C17, partly rebuilt in C18, altered in C19, and incorporating C16 material. Front elevation red and grey brick in Flemish bond. Right return partly header bond, partly Flemish and mixed bond. Rear and left return older red and grey brick in a mixed bond, except for upper part of first floor, which is interrupted Flemish bond. Plain tile roof. Central-entry plan. Double depth. 2 storeys, attic, and semi-cellar. Low flint plinth. Dentilled brick eaves cornice to each elevation. Steeply-pitched hipped roof, hips returning to rear. Projecting brick stack with flint base panel towards front of right return, and truncated projecting brick stack towards front of left return. Two flat-roofed two-light dormers. Regular 3-window front of two pairs of four-pane sashes in open boxes, and central two-light casement. Similar sashes to ground floor, with segmental heads. Blocked central doorway (to left end of longer right room). Rear elevation has one three-light and one single-light casement to first floor, segmental heads to ground-floor casements, and central boarded door with segmental head. Interior: chamfered cross beam, bevelled joists, and brick fireplace with niches and chamfered bressumer, to front right ground floor room. Chamfered axial beam and fireplace with high bressumer to rear right room. Plank doors. U-plan roof of staggered butt purlins in short lengths, with re-used rafters from a lapped-collar roof. Short lengths of C16 moulded beams re-used in cellar  
1988 Listed by English Heritage  
 YearAddressHouse Name£ PricePurposeNotesOwner 
  North ElhamNorth Elham Dairy   Annie Bailey