FAMILIES OF NORFOLK LIVED
Ivy House at Trunch
Ivy house is a quaint cottage situated on Mundesley Road in the heart of the village of Trunch. In the late 19th century it was completely covered in ivy, hence the name. This has now been removed. Numerous Primrose families have lived here, including William Primrose the son of William and Harriot Primrose (nee Cremer), he was born 24.7.1821 and was married to Anne Hayn. They lived there with their 5 children. In the 1891 census Walter Primrose and his two sisters Maria and Marion (the children of William and Anne) were living at Ivy House. Walter was born 17.7.1866 and died 22.1.1924 and is buried Kirby Cane.
Both pictures above are of
Trunch House in Trunch
The Manor House in Trunch
The Manor House was a part of Trunch Brewery and is situated on Brewery Road and is still there today. In the late 1880's Betsy Neal Primrose the widow of Phillip Smyth Primrose, who died in 1879 lived here. She ran the Trunch Brewery.
The White house
A family residence going back many generations. In the 1880's William Primrose and his wife Harriot (nee Cremer) lived there. He was a Land Owner, farmer and also owned Trunch Brewery. He died in the bedroom of the White House on the 6.6.1882. William and Harriot had 14 children - one of his sons Henry Primrose had moved away to the next village Gimingham. It was Henry's son also called Henry who moved into the White house after William's death. This Henry was also a farmer and lived in the White House
with his wife Eva Helena and 4 children.
Church Farm at
My Great grandfather Guy Rosebery Primrose was King George V's accountant and was the Estate Manager at Sandringham House. He joined the staff at Sandringham when he was about 22 years of age and stayed there until he retired. Due to his long service and close friendship he had built up with Queen Mary he was allowed to live in one of the cottages owned by the Sandringham Estate rent free. He chose Church Farm at Wolferton, he lived their until he died in March 1970.
© Michael and Wendy Bird 2001
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