A Devon House: The Story Of Poltimore by Jocelyn Hemming

By Jocelyn Hemming

''A Devon House'' relates the tale of 1 of Devon's nice homes throughout the humans and occasions that experience colored its life over the last four hundred years. The e-book strains the architectural development of Poltimore from Tudor manor to grand twentieth century mansion, documents its old function in England's tempestuous Civil conflict and info its use after 1920 as first a faculty after which a sanatorium. it's going to entice all those that knew the home and property in a private ability some time past, those that have visited it because the formation of Poltimore residence belief in 2000 and the chums of Poltimore residence in 2003, and people drawn to the conservation and regeneration of ancient constructions.

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Sir Charles Bampfylde, father of the 1st Baron, also occupied 63 New Cavendish Street in the West End. Poltimore by the mid-Victorian age had thus become a very large country estate, giving employment to many men outdoors in the gardens, stables and on the estate as a whole, and countless indoor ABOVE Augustus Frederick Warwick Bampfylde, 2nd Baron Poltimore. Drawing by Frederick Sargent, c. 1890. Reproduced by courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery 40 RIGHT Lady (Florence) Poltimore in coronation robes 1902 41 staff as well.

In parlour dim I sit concealed, And mark the lessening sand from hour-glass fall; Or, neath my window view the wistful train Of dripping poultry, whom the vine’s broad leaves Shelter no more. ’ Aside from politics, John Codrington Bampfylde’s brother Charles seems also to have been interested in music and the arts; he even had ‘Ballads, Catches, Glees and Part songs’ dedicated to him and which were sung at the PicNics (assembly rooms) in Bath. He subscribed to The New Musical Fund established in 1786 for the relief of ‘Decayed Musicians, their Widows and Orphans’.

Large parts of Devon were still under the Royalists, and on his way west Fairfax diverted to Bridgwater to take the castle. Here an incident occurred that nearly changed the course of history. The wife of Colonel Wyndham, commander of the castle, was so incensed at the arrival not only of Cromwell, but of Fairfax himself, on the banks of the River Parrett opposite the castle, that she seized a musket and rushed to the ramparts. Baring one breast, in Amazonian fashion, she took a pot shot at the two Generals but succeeded only in hitting a sergeant.

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