Part of this site is granted by Southwold Corporation to a sail maker, Philip Child who builds a sail loft on it. Previously Child was renting space in the old Guidhall on Bartholomew Green. which is about to be demolished. An adjacent parcel of land is occupied by a tailor's shop known as Julians and another by a butcher's shop calld Roots
Reverend Henry Uhtoff
(70-year-old rector of Huntingfield & Cookley) has acquired the tailor's shop together with a further parcel of land in front of the shop, purchased from Southwold Corporation for £25. He sets about having a substantial house built here which he calls 'South Green House'. It is completed in about 1839.
Reverend Henry Uhtoff purchases the sail loft from the widow of Philip Child for £35 and converts it into a cottage adjacent to South Green House. Although now in his 80s, Uhtoff continues as a clergyman, dividing his time between Southwold and his substantial rectory in Huntingfield where he is recorded in the 1841 census living with his wife, Mary, daughter Frances and eight servants. He also owns another property - a stable and coach house - in Park Lane.
Reverend Henry Uhtoff dies this year. His daughter, Frances, continues to live here until 1865.
John Eustace Grubbe - purchases the house. He becomes Mayor of Southwold this year for the first time. He will be the Corporation's longest-serving mayor whose tenures will add up to 20 years.
? Gaussen - buys South Green House for £1,600. He has the third floor added.
Letitia Maria Gaussen - now widowed, sells South Green House to...
...Joseph John Mayhew for £2,500. It becomes a hotel named "Golf Links House". This is probably a lease arrangement. Joseph himself is the local agent of the Lacons, Youell & Kemp Bank at No 17 Market Place and is also Mayor of Southwold. The hotel venture lasts barely a year, however, and J J Mayhew seeks a new tenant...
Saint Felix Girls' School - rents the building for use as classrooms and dormitories. It is one of several Southwold buildings used by the school at this time.