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merc

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Re: Upberry Farm, Gillingham
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 11:18:01 »
I believe they did, but it's not really the thread to discuss it in.

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Re: Upberry Farm, Gillingham
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 04:18:44 »
Sorry for bringing up an old thread - but is there any connection here between the "Brasenose" Club on Nelson Road and the fact "Oxford" Road lies just the other side? It seems way too coincidental. Would this also suggest the college owned land closer to Gillingham park?

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Re: Upberry Farm, Gillingham
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010, 12:17:36 »
There is an earlier connection between the two, though I can't say whether it's coincidence or causal.

Upberry and part of The Lines was given to the Benedictine nunnery of St Sexburg in Sheppey during the reign of Henry 1 (according to Philipot's "Villare Cantanium").  

After Cheney's death (see previous post), the estate was inherited by his son then passed to the dean of St Paul's (Alexander Nowell) who in turn returned it to the Crown (Elizabeth I).  In 1579 she settled the Manor of Upberry on Brazenose College Oxford, on condition that revenue (some of which still came from the nunnery in Sheppey) be paid to Middleton Grammar School where Nowell had been educated.  This was the start of the area's connection with Oxford, and hence the naming of Oxford Road and Brasenose Road.

The connection goes on - Upberry House was annotated "Brazen-Nose Colledge" on some 17/18th Century maps.

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Re: Upberry Farm, Gillingham
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 21:12:11 »
I had not heard of the connection to Sheppey!  Well done for finding the info  :)

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Re: Upberry Farm, Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 21:09:59 »
'Upberry' was originally one of the Mediaeval Manors of Gillingham, covering approximately the area of the Great Lines, and Medway Maritime Hospital. There was already a manor there by 1121 when Henry III gave it to the Benedictine nunnery at Minster, Sheppey. The Manor House was somewhere in the area where the Naval War Memorial on the Lines is now.

At the disolution of the Monastries in 1539, Henry VIII gave the Manor of Upberry to his household Treasurer Sir Thomas Cheney, whose family already owned a large part of Sheppey. Sir Thomas's son later sold the property to Dr Alexander Nowell, Dean of St. Paul's, and then conveyed the manor to the Queen, who by a charter in 1579, granted it to Brasenose College, Oxford. The College owned the land and leased it out for many years. They finally sold the last part of Upberry in 1892.

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Upberry Farm, Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 15:43:43 »
Plan of that part of Upberry Farm proposed to be purchased by Government belonging to Mr Fullagar 1804.


Note it has Slickers Hill marked.  And Brazen Nose Collage, a mile or so away is the Brasenose Club and Institute in Nelson Road.

 

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