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Plan of the Churchyard, Parsonage House & Gardens, 1812

Plan of the Churchyard, Parsonage House & Gardens, 1812
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This measured plan, drawn up in 1812 is entitled:

'Plan of the ChurchYard & also the Parsonage House Garden & Premises in the Parish of LIddiard Tregooze in Wilts situate or lying contigous To the Seat of Mansion House of The Right Hon. ble Lord Viscount Bolingbroke'

It represents a proposal for an exchange of land between the church and George Richard, 3rd Viscount Bolingbroke, in which Lord Bolingbroke would acquire the dilapidated parsonage and gardens, and the church gained the prospect of a new parsonage to be built at his lordships expense and a small extension to the churchyard. This was intended to serve a duel purpose; to provide the parson with a habitable home and allow Lord Bolingbroke more privacy.

In fact the new rectory was not built until 1830.

Year:
1812
Type:
Plan
Location:
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Owner:
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Reference:
D1-61-5-1
Copyright:
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
Last updated on:
Tuesday 7th September 2021

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