A Guide to Farleigh Hungerford, Co. Somerset by JACKSON, Rev.…

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A Guide to Farleigh Hungerford, Co. Somerset Illustrated with ground plans and plates of arms, and an appendix of ancient manorial and ecclesiastical deeds by the Rev. J.E. Jackson

London Houlston & Sons 1879

Third Edition. Frontispiece, Title Page, iv + 141pp (including 2 sepia photogravure images and 3 b/w plates + 22 hand-coloured plates. Long Quarto. Original Paper Wraps, Green cloth spine with gilt titles. Top of spine bumped and a little chipped. Edges of wraps bumped and chipped at corners. Upper and verso covers slightly marked. Internally, good with some scattered foxing. Book plates of John E Pritchard and Josceline Grove on front past down and front free end paper. Farleigh House is a large country house, previously the centre of the Farleigh Hungerford estate, and has sometimes been called Farleigh New Castle. The castle was sold for salvage in 1705 to the Houlton family. It is now a 'romantic ruin' since the 1730s, it retains two of its corner towers and in the ownership of English Heritage. The two sepia photographs usefully show the state of the property and its setting at the time of publication. Uncommon.

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