Published by the author in 1998, 36 pages. (N7870X1)
From the introduction: This first booklet was going to tell the history of the older properties of Greenstead Green. The village had fewer buildings in the nineteenth century than it does today and of course there is nothing suprising about that. Why and how it developed in the last century will gradually unfold in this volume and those that follow. It soon became apparent that there was so much detail available that to try and put it into one volume would give a tome of biblical proportions: furthermore it would take decades to complete.
Having studied some of the available material it was obviously incongruous to separate the history of the buildings from the history of their people. Here we start the history of two families with strong ties with Greenstead Green and Halstead. The marriage of Joseph Linnett to Hannah Bentall resulted in the building of the 'Stone Cottages' at Greenstead Green. Why should the history of six small cottages be important? Well, as their origins were unknown, they were the starting point and inspiration for the research. The history of the man who had them built and his wife form the rest of this book.
The booklet includes sections titled '1841 Tithe Map and Award', 'Stone Cottages' and 'The Linnets'.
The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.