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Samuel Powell's House : The Early 18th Century Town House of a Devizes Clothier (Hardcover)

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Have you ever walked past a magnificent old house and wondered who lives there? You might even have asked yourself, who has lived there over the centuries since it was built, or even who built it.

Samuel Powell's House: The Early 18th Century Town House of a Derizes Clothier is the culmination of three years of detailed research and survey work which brings the fascinating 313 year history of this Grade II listed house to life. Through the remarkable survival of deeds and sale documents back to 1696, other documentary sources and the personal reminiscences of former inhabitants we now have an almost complete list of the house's owners and occupiers. From the ambitious man who had it constructed and his wayward son, to one of the first man midwives and the inspiration for a fictional hero, each has an engaging story to tell. It also charts the ordinary, but no less eventful, lives of less prominent occupiers such as auctioneers, solicitors clerks, and evacuated wartime children. These stories, combined with a detailed survey of the house, its fixtures, fittings and decoration, give us an amazing insight into not only the character and tastes of its builder, but of the many people who have left their personal marks on the house over its whole history.


Publisher Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural
Mfg Part# 9780947723156
SKU 213580746
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0947723153
Release Date 12/22/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0153
Publisher Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Soc
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