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Bowlish Villa – a multiple enigma

Bowlish Villa – a multiple enigma

Ian KeysJun 8, 20192 min read

Although the first impression – window hoods and stone mullions – of this building suggests a construction date of the 17th century, some of the other details such as the…

Darshill workers’ cottages 1

Darshill workers’ cottages 1

Ian KeysJun 3, 20192 min read

30-32 Back Lane, Darshill The transition from the making of woollen to silk cloth and crape happened following the failed introduction of the steam-powered ‘Spinning Jenny’ and the lethal 1785…

Darshill: Mill Master’s House

Darshill: Mill Master’s House

Ian KeysMay 27, 20192 min read

Mill Master’s House looking north-west The Shepton area is known for its large number of historic mills. Two were recorded in the area in Domesday (1086), though their sites are…

The Cottage, Ham Lane

The Cottage, Ham Lane

Ian KeysMay 19, 20191 min read

Likely built in the mid 18th century, this house on the old main route between Shepton Mallet and Croscombe was improved at the beginning of the 19th century and again…

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