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Pentlow Pictures

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To get pictures of a size suitable for printing or close inspection click on the picture or the accompanying text. Please remember that we are very much on the lookout for pictures of old Pentlow in order to make a comprehensive collection here.
The photographs themselves are scanned in sufficient quality to provide an A4 photograph is a quality that is almost indistinguishable from the original

The Sexton's son, dressed in his Sunday best
A detail of the font taken from an old photograph. Some of the detail has since been lost.
The back of Pentlow Mill, possibly around 1943.
Blacksmiths Row. The houses were later rendered by a retired railwayman who wished them to look a bit more 'modern'.
Cavendish Station, and bridge viewed from across the river
Pentlow Church: an early photograph dating from before the 1887 restoration, showing the old rendering peeling off
Pentlow Church, taken from the east side
Pentlow Hall Farm, now known as Pentlow House. The view has changed surprisingly little
An Iron age bowl, discovered in the river
A map of Pentlow Rectory, showing the moated building and a sketch of its appearance
Pentlow Mill, a view from the bridge showing the road down to the tailrace
The Sluicegates at Pentlow Mill
The back of Pentlow Mill in around 1950. Unfortunately the back walls were rebuilt in red brick in the 1960s and large 'off-the-shelf' windows inserted.
The gate-house to Pentlow Hall. The house still exists, but its thatch has been replaced with concrete tiles and its windows have been replaced with modern windows. The eighteenth century brickwork is now rendered
Opposite Pinkuah Arms before it had a Licence, pre 1930
The floodwalk over the Stour Valley. There was once a ford on this spot. There has been a bridge over the stour here for at least four hundred years
Pentlow Church in 1937, from the east.
A coach outing from Pentlow. Can anyone please supply details and names?
Pentlow Hall, showing the old bridge over the moat
Harvesting in Pentlow
The Pentlow Home Guard, 1940, taken in front of the Pinkuah Arms
Pentlow Mill, from an old postcard. It shows the old road leading up from the millpond.
A print showing Pentlow Rectory, which was demolished to make way for the more luxurious brick-built rectory of the Bulls.
A class of children at Pentlow School
A wartime photograph of a group of friends standing outside the Pinkuah Arms.
Rectory lane, Pentlow
The sexton's sons, who lived in the house next to Pentlow Hall Farm
The meeting of the SCMCE at Pentlow Hall. We have no idea what the SCMCE was.
Now called Stable House, this was built for the Johnson family who worked on the Hall farm and looked after the church. They supplied two generations of Sextons for the church. Mrs Johnson and son Reg shown
Pentlow Mill, in the 1930s, showing how vans had replaced wagons in transporting the grain. A sack is in the process of being hoisted. The old footbridge over the river is shown
The famous Saxon font at Pentlow Church.
A view of the Stour. The location is uncertain, but is said to be Pentlow
A view of Pentlow Church that was once in the possession of Reg Johnson, the Sexton.
The church interior, showing the old stove.
The Kempe Chapel
The church, showing no window to the west of the porch
The church tower, taken from the grounds of Pentlow Hall
James Johnson, the son of the sexton.
Delivering bread to Pentlow residents during a flood. A family is negotiating the flood-walk, still there but remade in concrete. In bad floods, the water would be up to the top of their boots.
Drawing of the old Pentlow Rectory, showing the large viewing tower, precursor of the later tower, and the adjacent stables.
The front of Pentlow Mill showing a covered grain wagon, photographed in about 1880
The view from Pentlow Bridge, a view once published in a magazine
A more modern flood of the Stour. (Autumn 2000)
The miller stands proudly outside the front of the mill house.
A shot of Pentlow Mill, showing the road which curved down to the tailrace to enable wagons to turn.
A farmhouse in Pentlow. So far unidentified!
A cottage in Pentlow, so far unidentified.
The Kempe memorial at Pentlow Church
A map of 1835, showing Pentlow Hall, and both the farm and mill that was part of the estate.
Paines Manor, Pentlow
A photo of Pentlow Hall taken in 1937
Pentlow Bridge, built in 1887 The crest of Essex County Council is on one side and the Suffolk crest is on the other. It is listed.
Pentlow Home Guard c 1940
A classic view of the Saxon church. It was heavily restored in the fourteenth and nineteenth century, but retains its semi-circular asp, and therefore its incredible acoustics. South West window looks very new. It was inserted as a memorial after 1914-18 War
The pea harvest. The men are holding their 'Pea Makes'.
Pentlow Church is built on top of a large tumulus on the valley floor, in a site full of crop-marks from bronze-age round-barrows etc.
The inside of Pentlow Church, showing the new pulpit, and oil lamps
Pentlow church view, from a postcard
1877 Sketches of the great west door and the Anglo Norman font of Pentlow Church
Pentlow Hall, a sketch from 1835
The large meadow in front of Pentlow Mill. Still a well-known landmark This tinted photograph was taken in the 1880s
An early tinted picture of Pentlw Mill, showing the characteristic Lucam , and revealing the back of Cavendish in the distance including Joseph Garret's maltings next to the congregational church
A coach outing from Pentlow
A group taken at the Pinkuah Arms. Includes Alan Mayhew, George Chambers who was killed in Home Guard accident, Albert Plumb: at the front Bill Chambers and Charlie Wordley
Pentlow School. c1900, funded by the rector. The building on the right is the previous school
The Pinkuah Arms, Pentlow's sole pub
Reg Johnson, who was the local milkman and the Sexton of Pentlow church. He is standing outside the Hall Farm, now called Pentlow House.
The Johnson Family, the sexton's sons in front of a barn near Lady Nights Barn. Reg, holding the dog, later became the sexton for the church.
Stable Cottage, next to Pentlow Hall Farm.
A tinted view of Cavendish taken from the edge of Hullets Wood across the Stour. The river is the Mill Leat for Pentlow Mill, artificially widened and deepened. The railway can just be seen
Cropmarks in the field opposite Pentlow Church, showing the Bronze-age round barrows in the valley near the river. There are also signs of gravel-workings and osier beds