Highway Cottages December 2017

Last month there was a sad event in Lower Froyle, when a fire in the roof destroyed nos. 1&2 Highway Cottages.

Luckily there were no injuries although both cottages were totally wrecked following the roof fire.
These cottages were built around 1700 and have been a landmark for many years.
They were Grade 2 listed in 1975 and, as a result, will be subject to strict constraints when they are rebuilt.

Our thoughts go out to the owners and we hope to be able to follow the rebuild when it starts.

The Electoral Registers for Froyle from Spring 1919 to Autumn 1931 are nearing completion by the end of this January. We’ve spent most of the Summer transcribing them, and they, in conjunction with the 1939 Register, will extend our record of Froyle folk to 1939. Currently we are showing 1919,1921,1922 & 1923.

(Picture from Hampshire Fire & Rescue) Chris & Annette Booth

Through these pages you can explore the village of Froyle and its history as well as reliving the memories of its inhabitants.
Please feel free to sign our Guest Book - link below.

The Froyle Archive has published three books on the history of Froyle, for more details follow the link above

  • Froyle, or more accurately, Upper & Lower Froyle, is a small community in North-East Hampshire, some 50 miles from London, in the United Kingdom.
  • We are Chris & Annette Booth and we are the Archivists for the village of Froyle.
  • This site covers the history of Froyle and includes Censuses from 1841 to 1911, Church records, personal reminiscences and over 4000 photographs and maps. There are now well over 2000 pages of information, with more added each month.
  • For a guide on how to use the web site when looking for your family’s history, follow the Records & Census link from the Contents page.
  • Please remember that we can easily search our records for any family link you may be looking for - please do e-mail us!
  • To try and make navigation easier there is a more detailed explanation of the web site under Web Site Navigation Notes which may point you in the right direction.
  • This site deals with the history of Froyle. If you are interested in what is happening in Froyle now, visit our companion site, Froyle Promotions, using the Froyle Today link on the Contents page.
  • You may have noticed when you entered the web site that we are listed in ARCHON - The National Archives Directory. Our ARCHON code is GB3051 and there is a link to the National Archives Directory on our Links to other sites link from the Contents page.
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