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Cheltenham has a rich series of manor records, starting in the 1300s.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived at Nether Stowey from 1797-1800 with his wife Sara and children.

Sir Richard Aldworth (d.1646) left money to the Corporation of Basingstoke to educate ten boys of good and religious poor men of the town and to af

Daniel Dunnell al Dennell was a carpenter and engineer and built the New Quay at Minehead.

James Raxworthy senior was presumably in residence in Codford by 1830, for in November of that year, the Swing Riots began and he was unwittingly i

Between 1581 and the later 18th century, the majority of the estate of Codford St Mary was owned by the Mompesson family.  The  family made clear t

John Collins was a farmer in Codford

Women have featured strongly in the succession of owners at Parham although, until the Married Woman's Property Act of 1882, a woman's property pas

The Pearsons came to Parham in 1922 neither as members of a nouveau riche ‘smart set’ nor from the old landed aristocracy.