"The Elms" - 448 Benfleet High Road

Built in 1900

"The Elms", 448, Benfleet High Road (just south of the junction with Oakfield Road)
"The Elms", 448, Benfleet High Road (just south of the junction with Oakfield Road)
"The Elms", 448, Benfleet High Road (just south of the junction with Oakfield Road)

I and my partner Sam purchased this house in March 2018.  We were left these photos of the house that was built in 1900, it was named “The Elms”.
I am hoping someone might have some information that they can pass on as I would love to know who took the photos and some more history on the house.
If you have any information please add it as a comment at the bottom of this page.

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  • Lovely to hear Karen Edermaniger mentioned. She was in my class at Benfleet Primary in the 1960s. I must have walked past this house thousands of times on my way to school at Appleton for five years. Not sure if it is east or west side of the High Rd. My mate, Mike Hobday would know as he still lives in Oakfield Rd!

    By Ian Lipscomb (25/07/2020)
  • I *think* this was my grandparents’ family home, sold in the 1940s? Bertram Boutcher might be a name in the records. I’d love to know more!

    Editor: A quick look in the 1937 Electoral Register shows that John Howell Boutcher and Annie May Boutcher lived at this property at that time. Hope this information helps!

    By Jim Boutcher (25/07/2020)
  • Hello Jodie

    I spent many happy hours in this house in the 1970’s when I was a teenager. The Edermaniger family lived here then, I was friends with one of the children – Karen. Her parents were Jim and Beryl and she had an older brother called Ralph and a younger sister called Nicky. I remember a beautiful willow tree in the back garden and when Ralph got married, the reception was held in the garden. This beautiful house was a very happy house, filled with love and laughter. I hope you are very happy in this lovely old house.

    By Marina (21/05/2020)

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