|46 - 50 High Street, Ewell|
|Current Occupiers (2013)||1 Stop Data Ltd (46) Data and Research |
Eastons (48) Estate Agents
|Occupier in 1911||Goodship & Saunders|
Builders and decorators
|Details of 1911 Proprietor||These were George Goodship and Robert George Saunders. George was born in 1863 and was a son of Daniel Goodship by his first wife, Elizabeth Levings. Married 1890 Helena Mary Goodrum (1865-97) and in 1899 Minnie Smith (c.1859-1944). George also died in 1944, then living at 76 West Street. Children from 1st marriage - Marguerite Alice (1891-1968, married Joseph Sorton),Helena Edith (1892-1942, still living at 76 West Street), Mabel Elizabeth (1894-1989, married schoolmaster Augustus James Bunch). Children from 2nd marriage - Winifred Kathleen (1900-19) and George Ronald (1903-74, married Ethel Willis). George Ronald was also a builder/contractor. Robert George Saunders was born c.1851 at Walton-on-the Hill. Married Jane Merritt (c.1851-1923).The partnership between George and Robert was dissolved in 1927.|
Note: When Daniel Goodship's first wife died in 1866 he married her sister Charlotte and their first child was Arthur Henry. Daniel died in 1885. The family lived in West Street (Remnants Cottage in 1911) and by 1891 they had a grocer's shop and beer house, presumably at their home. Arthur seems to have taken over the day-to-day running of the business for Charlotte, who died in 1915 aged 90.
|Details of building, where known||
This was mainly a builder's yard. In 1913 there was a big fire and the workshops and stables were burnt out. Tom Pocock tells us that they were rebuit in brick and timber - black tarred feather edged board. There were four villas above the yard, called Grove Villas, which would have been 54-58 High Street.
Images courtesy of Bourne Hall Museum
Goodship & Saunders occupied the site until 1992. In 1994 the site was excavated and Roman pottery and building materials were found. There were also some finds dating back to prehistoric times. A joiner's shop and general stores behind numbers 46-50 are Grade II listed.