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I realised that I haven’t mentioned The Old Vicarage and the clergy of Combe Down in the blog. That’s an error as  as the house was designed by Henry Edmund Goodridge (1797 – 1864) who designed one of Bath’s iconic monuments: Beckford’s Tower. He also…

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Recently I added information about the Combe Grove area and Summer Lane. By the Combe Grove area I mean Shaft Road and Brassknocker Hill. On Brassknocker Hill that means that Combe Hill House and Combe Grove Lodge are covered and on Shaft Road that means…

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Recently I have added a family tree for the Bryan, Daubeney, Gore, Howard, Montagu and Richardson families. A fascinating insight into the relationships of leading families on Combe Down. Follow this if you can! The Rev Reginald Guy Bryan (1819 –…

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A while ago I added a page about the pubs, inns, arms and crowns of Combe Down and Monkton Combe. In our small area there used to be at least fourteen but now there are five. When I first came to write this blog I thought it might be more about them, but…

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A while ago I added Belmont to the site and, as usual, I’m doing a quick update about what I found out. It seems that the simplest way to give a flavour of Belmont, since Belmont House was constructed in the 1850s is to list some of the people who have…
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