Francis Vingoe (Artist) 1879-1940

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               Francis Vingoe was an artist travelling around the counties of Berkshire and Oxfordshire where he lived.




                He would show his paintings to a householder, offer to paint their property, for a small fee, and make a start there & then.

                There must be hundreds of his paintings left hanging in houses and farms, or languishing in attics and antiques shops.
                                     If you have one and would like to add a scanned photo to the collection please get in touch.

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I have tried to identify the locations of many of these paintings but often this is difficult, due to the physical changes over time to the landscape. Sometimes the houses themselves have been entirely demolished, and in their place large modern estates or motorways have been built over the site. Other  grander buildings have become Hotels or converted into flats.

One owner of a picture has enquired about the identity of one such  painting. We know that it was located somewhere near Wokingham, but the identity is not clear. The name of  'Buckhurst House' on the London Road has been mentioned.


I know the owner of the painting has been researching it for a while and so I have posted it here at his request to see if anyone can readily identify the house. There are family connections to one property where the owner's family was once employed. This 'Buckhurst House' looked hopeful below, but the building pictured bears little resemblance to that in the painting




                        1908  postcard of 'Buckhurst' above looks nothing like the property in the painting.



 Another possible property has changed its name several times over the last 100 years, totally confusing the issue!                 It lies close to the London Road in another location, with a 'Buckhurst Farm' adjoining the Southern Railway line.           see 1933 map above.


The property known as 'Frog Hall' has variously been known as 'Frog Hill' & 'Waterloo'. These are pictures 'on line' that look very like the above. It also lies close to the London Road, but how far away was it from 'Buckhurst House' in 1908?           Any help with location the current location of the subject of this painting would be welcome.

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Handpost Farm, Maidens Green, Winkfield, Berkshire

 Francis Vingoe 1905.

Photo courtesy of  Ruth J.C. Timbrell.  




Halfway House 1906

Above Halfway House Inn 2013.

A325 Bucks Horn Oak, Alice Holt Forest.



Hall Barn Estate, Bucks 1908.

Hall Barn Estate, Beaconsfield, Bucks in 2010.

Hall Barn Estate - Burtley Cottages 1908.

Hall Barn Estate - Burtley Cottages 2012

Now cut off from the Main House and  Estate by the nearby motorway.


 Barton House, East Lockinge, Berkshire c1911.