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Barrington Row, aka Winkle Street



Barrington Row, aka Winkle Street, Calbourne
Barrington Row, aka Winkle Street, Calbourne

Barrington Row, aka Winkle Street, is a picturesque row of cottages dating from the 18th-century which looks out on the village stream of Calbourne.

About half way along, in the stream is the Calbourne Sheep-Wash, which dates from at least 1640, at which time it was recorded in a survey of Swainston Manor. Local farmers used to block the stream to form a deep pond behind and them wash their sheep in it. The last sheep-wash was in 1975.
Calbourne Sheep Wash
Calbourne Sheep-wash

The 'street' was official named 'Barrington Row' after the death of Sir Barrington Simeon of nearby Swainston Manor in the parish of Calbourne.
Barrington Row, aka Winkle Street, road sign
Barrington Row, aka Winkle Street, road sign

Sir Barrington Simeon died in France in 1909 and is buried in the family vault underneath the floor of All Saint's Church, Calbourne

See also: Calbourne  -  Winkle Street, Calbourne  -  Simeon Family

(By Admin: last updated - 4 Jul 2019)

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