The Old Farmhouse
Address: The Old Farmhouse, Cookes Lane, Cheam
This picturesque farmhouse is a reminder of Cheam's rural history. Cheam is now a bustling and thriving suburban town – so it's hard to believe that before its rapid expansion in the 1920s and 30s, the area was sparsely populated, and locals mostly got around by foot, or horse and cart. The economy was largely agricultural based and many of the locals were labourers, farm workers or gardeners.
Above: The Old Farmhouse, Cheam, Autumn 2008. Below: The rustic beamed doorway