A Devon House: The Story of Poltimore by Jocelyn Hemming,Peter Howard

By Jocelyn Hemming,Peter Howard

A DEVON apartment relates the tale of 1 of Devon's nice homes during the humans and occasions that have colored its lifestyles during the last four hundred years. The publication lines the architectural development of Poltimore from Tudor manor to grand twentieth century mansion, files its historical function in England's tempestuous Civil conflict and information its use after 1920 as first a college after which a clinic. it is going to attract all those that knew the home and property in a private skill some time past, those that have visited it because the formation of Poltimore condo belief in 2000 and the chums of Poltimore apartment in 2003, and people drawn to the conservation and regeneration of ancient buildings.

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