Dowend House Farm in Horfield. In the early 19th century the farm was occupied
by my great-great-great-granduncle Charles Smith, but by the 1880s it had become
home to Edward Dewfall of Henstridge, Somerset. Edward and later his son Arthur
lived at Downend House until well into the 20th century. The family became well
known in the area and locals even referred to the building as Dewfalls Farm. Arthur
Dewfall delivered milk in a horse and cart and his wife Amy ran a small shop in the
farm itself. As with nearby Downend Park Farm this building was once in the open
Gloucestershire countryside, but is now surrounded by roads and modern housing.
The farm was substantially rebuilt in the 1980s and is now subdivided
into individual properties.