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Windward

The "Barn" was built shortly after the main Rhodes Cottage was built in 1860, and at first served as maid's quarters, ice house, larder and kitchen for the main house. When the Rhodes Cottage burned in 1932 and was rebuilt in 1933, the new house named Brynhyfryd included a kitchen. Chickens were kept in the Barn until it was converted into a summer cottage in 1934.

Letter from Enid Williams, October 1981
The "Barn" has had many uses. First I understand it was built by Col. Rhodes as a kitchen for the big house. The maids slept upstairs, the kitchen being downstairs. The meals were carried over to the big house. When it rained, one maid carried the food and another carried an umbrella. When the big house was done over, the Barn became a place for the chickens. I am not sure if they kept a cow there as well. Eventually it was done over by Mr Frank Morewood and made into a house, in the year 1934.
When my father-in-law [Lennox Williams] died and my husband [Sydney Williams] inherited the Barn [1959], he made a few alterations, such as the picture window. The original beams are still being used but are covered up.
Mrs Williams bought some land from Mrs Dwight when the Barn was completed [1934] on the Lewis Evans side.
I can't think of anything more about the Barn, but I do remember the chickens there when I was married.
Sincerely Enid Williams


1974 James Lennox Williams
1959 Rev Canon Sydney Waldron Williams

East part of property
1940 Ethel Adam (Dwight)
1911 Jonathan Dwight, Jr

Letter from Enid Williams, October 1981
The "Barn" has had many uses. First I understand it was built by Col. Rhodes as a kitchen for the big house. The maids slept upstairs, the kitchen being downstairs. The meals were carried over to the big house. When it rained, one maid carried the food and another carried an umbrella. When the big house was done over, the Barn became a place for the chickens. I am not sure if they kept a cow there as well. Eventually it was done over by Mr Frank Morewood and made into a house, in the year 1934.
When my father-in-law [Lennox Williams] died and my husband [Sydney Williams] inherited the Barn [1959], he made a few alterations, such as the picture window. The original beams are still being used but are covered up.
Mrs Williams bought some land from Mrs Dwight when the Barn was completed [1934] on the Lewis Evans side.
I can't think of anything more about the Barn, but I do remember the chickens there when I was married.
Sincerely Enid Williams

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