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Re: Theberton Estates Bungalow
Posted by: Hugh Karunanayake Date: October 24, 2001 at 04:45:26
In Reply to: Theberton Estates Bungalow by Dennis Grigg of 2347

My research reveals that Theberton Estate was originally a coffee plantation,and was converted to tea in 1874. It was owned by rev T.N. Griig and the Supdt was T.J.Grigg.In 1898 the estate was owned by the heirs of rev T.N. Grigg and the Supdt wasR.A.Galton. There were several Griggs working as tea planetsr at that time.E.T.was on Hemmingford, Avissawela
H.A. on Portmore,Agrapatana, H.E. on Brae Madulkele, S.H.on Mahousa, and T.J. on hetherton, Watawala. By the 1920s Hetherton was added on to Theberton to make a total acreage of 908.It was owned by Theberton Tea Estates Ltd and the Supdt was S.H.Grigg.In 1942 the estate was owned by Haughton Tea Co Ltd, and a few years later bought by a Ceylonese merchant.The proprietors bungalow on Theberton is now said to be the Supdt's bungalow of an adjoining estate called Luccombe, in Maskeliya.Unfortunately, I have not been
able to get any photographs of the bungalow which is believed to be quite run down now.
Hugh Karunanayake


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