A religious community of people who made things with their hands
5.1.1 Hopkins Crank
In 1913 Gill moved from Sopers (in Ditchling) to Hopkins Crank, an old farmhouse on the edge of Fragbarrow Farm. He also acquired some two acres of the adjoining farmland with a view to becoming self-sufficient. Gill developed the property considerably, creating a quadrangle using the existing farm buildings – this form of layout was something that Gill sought to replicate wherever he went.
When Gill left the Guild in 1924 he sold the property to Pepler who lived there until he died from a heart attack while gardening in 1951. The property was then divided into three (Hopkins Crank, Little Crank and Crank Barn) and sold on.