Houghton North Farm

  • Description

    "The farm house was built in 1802 and the two adjacent farm workers' cottages in 1815. That nearest cottage has the unusual name 'Merci Beaucoup' inscribed in stone above the door. Houghton School House is visible further down the road. Sir James Knott took the tenancy of 'Merci Beaucoup' cottage, for the use of wives and mothers visiting wounded soldiers, convalescing at Holyn Hall. Sir James ran a competition to name the cottage, the winner receiving a prize of £1.00. The winning name was inscribed on a lintel above the door [[2294976]] http://heddonhistory.weebly.com/sir-james-knott.html" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1121897
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 5 months ago
    Viewed: 278 times
    Picture Taken: 2009-01-16
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