11 High Street, Ewell
(Grade II listed)
|Current Occupier (2013)||Southern Fruit Brokers|
Food Import and Export Agents
|Occupier in 1911||Mary Ann Baker|
Carrier and fly proprietor
|Details of 1911 Proprietor||By 1911 the widowed Mrs Baker was 85 years old and probably not taking too much part in the business, but she was being assisted by her nephew, Albert Lanchbury, as foreman and driver, and his wife Florence (nee Pescod). Before Albert joined her Florence's brother, Frederick Pescod (who sadly died in 1895, aged only 27), had been the driver. Mary Ann (nee Raven) was the daughter of farm labourers, originally from Marks Tey in Essex, and was working at the age of 7. She married carrier William Francis Baker, a widower with two daughters, who had lived in Ewell since the 1850s. William died in 1882 and Mary Ann on 19 January 1915. The Lanchburys continued to run the business. Albert died in 1921, son Ronald Baker in 1933 and Florence in 1942, the latter two living in Cheam at the time of their death.|
|Details of building, where known||Description applies to Numbers 11-15.
Two storeys with plastered, jettied timber framing, six casement windows to first floor, right hand three modern lead ones. Ground floor has, from left to right, doorway, small modern shop window, sash window, door, modern sash, door, modern sash. Old tiled roof, jettied part mid 16thC. Other parts c.1600.
11 - 13 High Street, 2013
Photo by Brian Bouchard