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  • Description

    House, probably originally Hall with crosswings built in 1638 for Thomas Tolson (or Towson) a tobacco merchant. West wing and Hall substantially altered and extended c1800, East wing heightened and partly rebuilt during late C19. Rendered, apart from East wing of roughly coursed rubble. Slate roofs with C19 decorative barge-boards and finials....Preserved in the hall windows is some C17 decorative glass, one quarry dated 1638 inscribed "God by this meanes has sent what I on this house have spent" with an illustration of pipes and tobacco plugs, and another similarly dated and inscribed with the addition of the words "All prayse unto his name that gave the meanes to build the same". The remaining quarries contain various coats of arms...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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