In 1718, Thomas Alexander, a carpenter, and John Burchett, bricklayer, both of Chobham, converted the stable adjoining the house of Richard Bradford, mercer of Chobham to Frogpool House. The property was to be divided into a buttery, brewhouse and drinking house.

A conveyance of 1730 describes the property as a messuage, turf house and 20 roods of land in Chobham, bounded on the north by a stream called Frog Pool.1

Frogpool House gives the appearance of a typical symmetrical Georgian house; but the brickwork shows that it was not always so. Originally the first floor windows were low and horizontal. Apparently, at some time the roof was raised about a metre and the windows converted to typical Georgian vertical sash windows.

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Frogpool House, Chobham: deeds and papers

The document contains the use of the word killis. Killesse/killese or cullis is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as a groove or gutter, especially in a crossbow or a roof. It appears to be used here in the sense of a room 'the killis to be brick panelled', for example.