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Thursday, 27 April 2006
Oxted Corn Stores

Oxted Corn Stores

This is the former Oxted Corn Stores building in Station Road West, Oxted, Surrey.  Another name on the building is Berry & Sons who may have been the original owners.

According to The Homeland Handbook for Oxted, Limpsfield and Edenbridge (1st Edition, 1904) Berry & Sons were corn, coal and flour merchants, railway carriers and contractors.  This was their building next to Oxted Station.  They sold anthracite pea nuts for radiant stoves, linseed and cotton cakes, artificial manures, hay and straw, peat moss litter, dog biscuits, linseed, birdseed, poultry food, game meal, silver and other sands, manure, wood, gravel, peat, rock and agricultural salt.  At their premises at the Post Office, Limpsfield, they advertise themselves as Bakers and Confectioners.  Their full-page advertisement has a photograph of this building with a horse cart and a carriage outside.

Today the building is occupied by several tenants:

  1. The French confectioner L’Orme de Gisors (this roughly translates as the Gisors Elm Tree, Gisors is a town in Upper Normandy, France.  Her products are flown in from France.
  2. The Oxted Design Studio, which seems to sell kitchen units
  3. Finishing Touch, a dry cleaning business which has recently moved out leaving only a We Have Moved sign in the window
  4. The dental surgery (upstairs) which has likewise recently moved to bigger and better premises, leaving their old sign behind them.
Posted by bigblue on 27/04/2006 at 10:58 PM
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