Rowneys Farm was most
probably demolished during 1942,
in preparation of the construction of Wormingford Airfield.
The 1825 map of the area indicates
Rowneys to the north of the Golden Square road towards Fordham
In 1662 the area was known
locally as Rowens Green, under the tenancy of Edward Brett,
Edward owned Rowneys.
However Rowneys Farm House
lies just inside the Mount Bures, close to what we call
today Golden Square, but the vast majority of its land
including several cottages was within the Parish of Wakes
Today Rowneys Farm lies
on the opposite of the road, which was constructed well
after the war ended.
Location of Rowneys before
Original Rowneys A
Modern replacement B
The left map of the airfield
show the perimeter (in red) of the land compulsary purchased.
Rowneys is not within the red area
Looking at the photograph above, the airfield was on
the opposite side of the road to the left.
I am speculating, the property was in such a poor state
of repair, the owners decided to take advantage of the
land purchase and move-on.
Published May 2020
Reference: "Mount Bures its Lands and its People" by Ida McMaster