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The RED HOUSE is the only house commissioned, created and lived in by William Morris, founder of the Arts & Crafts movement and so it is a building of extraordinary architectural and social significance. Designed by Philip Webb and completed in 1860, it was described by Edward Burne-Jones as 'the beautifullest place on earth'. Acquired by the National Trust, the rooms at Red House give a unique view of William Morris’ earliest designs and decorative schemes. Its secrets are slowly being revealed, conservation work in 2013 uncovered an unknown Pre-Raphaelite wall painting and a very early Morris repeating floral pattern. #howoldismyhouse #tracemyhouse #househistories #househistory #socialhistory #localhistory http://ow.ly/FQCM30mUxgf
A great afternoon researching 19th century directories...and only getting a little distracted by old advertisements! Can you spot the famous tourist attraction?! 😀 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #historian #houses #research #archives #property #directories #nineteenthcentury #advertisements #madametussauds #london #microfilm
Coming in 2019 on BBC2’s A House Through Time: this (very hard to photograph) Newcastle upon Tyne house #ahousethroughtime #househistory #househistories #newcastle #newcastleupontyne
Our latest blog looks into the History of Ground Rents. If you've ever wondered why rents are collected on Christmas Day or the meaning behind a Peppercorn Rent, look no further! . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/news/unearthing-a-world-of-information-from-ground-rents/ . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archive #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
This house is absolutely gorgeous but I felt I needed to recognize the sass in @brianbranton post. Snark for days honey! If you’re not following him already, go right now and ogle his amazing #christmastrees and decor. They’re spectacular!!! ・・・ I interrupt my nonstop Christmas postings to present this absolutely stunning Georgian home in Chestertown, MD. Could someone please put this in my stocking! Widehall was built in 1769 by Thomas Smyth. First of all, can we please just focus on the name for a minute. Widehall? That’s all he could think of?! I am sure it has a lovely hall, and I bet it is very wide, but could he not be a little more creative?! If I took this approach, my house would be named Nokitchen. Lol. Thomas Smyth was a merchant, shipbuilder and obviously shipowner, who traded with the British West Indies, making him one of the wealthiest men in Kent County. Duh. I mean look at this house. After the Chestertown tea party of 1774 (yes that’s right - the Chestertown tea party. Everyone knows Boston, but there were similar protests throughout the colonies from Charleston to Maine), Smyth was elected chairman of the local Corrimittee of Correspondence and later became Head of Maryland's revolutionary provisional government. In this capacity he was the provisional governor of Maryland, and served in this office until 1776 when the state's first constitution was framed and its first governor elected. The next owner was also a Governor of Maryland, Robert Wright. He lived in Widehall only a few years, when he sold it to Ezekiel Chambers, who was only a senator. Loser. #widehall #georgianstyle #favoritehomesofchestertown #househistories #historichomes #historicpreservation #architecture #georgian #georgianarchitecture #southernarchitecture #slhomes #mysouthernliving #sltravels
Shared from @brianbranton . I interrupt my nonstop Christmas postings to present this absolutely stunning Georgian home in Chestertown, MD. Could someone please put this in my stocking! Widehall was built in 1769 by Thomas Smyth. First of all, can we please just focus on the name for a minute. Widehall? That’s all he could think of?! I am sure it has a lovely hall, and I bet it is very wide, but could he not be a little more creative?! If I took this approach, my house would be named Nokitchen. Lol. Thomas Smyth was a merchant, shipbuilder and obviously shipowner, who traded with the British West Indies, making him one of the wealthiest men in Kent County. Duh. I mean look at this house. After the Chestertown tea party of 1774 (yes that’s right - the Chestertown tea party. Everyone knows Boston, but there were similar protests throughout the colonies from Charleston to Maine), Smyth was elected chairman of the local Corrimittee of Correspondence and later became Head of Maryland's revolutionary provisional government. In this capacity he was the provisional governor of Maryland, and served in this office until 1776 when the state's first constitution was framed and its first governor elected. The next owner was also a Governor of Maryland, Robert Wright. He lived in Widehall only a few years, when he sold it to Ezekiel Chambers, who was only a senator. Loser. . #widehall #favoritehomesofchestertown #househistories #historichomes #historicpreservation #architecture #georgian #georgianarchitecture #southernarchitecture #slhomes #mysouthernliving #sltravels #BrickStory , #storystylesoul , #househistory , #travelamerica , #vintage , #preservation , #historichome , #oldhouselove , #dreamhome , #americanhistory , #americanpride , #thisoldhouse , #myhouse , #ancestry , #storyteller , #holidayhome Tell us your story....
I interrupt my nonstop Christmas postings to present this absolutely stunning Georgian home in Chestertown, MD. Could someone please put this in my stocking! Widehall was built in 1769 by Thomas Smyth. First of all, can we please just focus on the name for a minute. Widehall? That’s all he could think of?! I am sure it has a lovely hall, and I bet it is very wide, but could he not be a little more creative?! If I took this approach, my house would be named Nokitchen. Lol. Thomas Smyth was a merchant, shipbuilder and obviously shipowner, who traded with the British West Indies, making him one of the wealthiest men in Kent County. Duh. I mean look at this house. After the Chestertown tea party of 1774 (yes that’s right - the Chestertown tea party. Everyone knows Boston, but there were similar protests throughout the colonies from Charleston to Maine), Smyth was elected chairman of the local Corrimittee of Correspondence and later became Head of Maryland's revolutionary provisional government. In this capacity he was the provisional governor of Maryland, and served in this office until 1776 when the state's first constitution was framed and its first governor elected. The next owner was also a Governor of Maryland, Robert Wright. He lived in Widehall only a few years, when he sold it to Ezekiel Chambers, who was only a senator. Loser. #widehall #favoritehomesofchestertown #househistories #historichomes #historicpreservation #architecture #georgian #georgianarchitecture #southernarchitecture #slhomes #mysouthernliving #sltravels
Today involved around seven hours of squinting at this as I went through reams of microfilm searching 18th and 19th century rate books! 🤓🧐 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #historian #research #archives #microfilm #oldschool #ratebooks #squinting #searching #london #westminster #mayfair #streets
Exciting news!! My @histfestuk talk is now on Sunday 9th December at The Hatton! 😁 Come along and hear fun and fascinating stories of houses I’ve researched - plus tips on how to research the history of your own house! Coffee and House Histories on a Sunday morning!! 😀 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #houses #heritage #property #socialhistory #london #england #uk #thehatton #histfest #research #archives #historian #historyofyourhouse #ahousethroughtime #talk #presentation #coffee
Interested in the history of the Isle of Wight or have family connections to the Linds, Players, Brigstockes or Peters'? Our latest #blog brings these families together. Click on the 'News' tab on our website... . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #IsleofWight #Ryde
Mr Straws House Step into this house and you step back in time to the 1920s to discover how a grocer's family lived in a Midlands market town through their furnishings and household objects. This modest semi-detached house at number 7, Blyth Grove, Worksop has remained virtually unchanged since the Straws moved here in 1923. For over 60 years they threw little away and chose to live without many of the modern comforts we take for granted today. Treasured possessions and ordinary domestic items can still be seen exactly where their owners left them in number 7, while number 5 provides space for displaying objects normally hidden inside drawers and cupboards. Outside, the lovingly tended garden and orchard includes a greenhouse housing Walter Straw's cacti collection and various fruit trees once used by the family to make preserves and other recipes.
On #WorldHelloDay why not step back in time to the Welcome Inn on Ellor Street, Pendleton. In 1927 the Freehold land on which the Inn was situated was put up for Auction. The Auction Catalogue is on our website here: https://www.ancestorhomes.com/property/34363/ . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
A long day travelling to Derbyshire and back for some more filming - but sadly forgot to take photos while filming 😟 - so here’s one of beautiful St Pancras this morning! 😀 #househistory #househistories #history #historian #househistorian #filming #television #derbyshire #stpancras #stpancrashotel #stpancrasstation #georgegilbertscott #williamhenrybarlow #trains #railway #Victorian #architecture #gothic #railwayarches #christmastree #christmas #london
#FastFoodDay Mr Samuel Fielding, a chip potato dealer from 1890s Glossop, signed this Mortgage for property in Victoria Street. His wife Hannah is also mentioned in the deed. . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/document/49973/ . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
So happy to see Frank V Wise name on a new war memorial in #virginiawater He was killed in WW1 and lived in a #house that I'm researching in the village. #househistories #research #archives #history #heritage #people #stories #places #explore
A fantastic day in Oxford researching in Brasenose College archives and Christ Church College archives!!! Such a treat - plus found key details that revealed the history of the Oxfordshire house back to the 1750s! 😀 #Oxford #Oxfordshire #history #househistory #househistories #househistorian #historian #heritage #historical #research #archives #brasenosecollege #christchurchcollege #radcliffecamera #mrtumnus #radcliffesquare #libraries #architecture #houses
#SugarAwarenessWeek May Townend, the wife of Sugar Merchant Frank Hamilton Topwnend, signed this 1902 Conveyance for property in Jobling Street, Bradford . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/document/25551/ . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
#OTD in 1905 this Deed of Covenant was signed for 42-48 Weldon Road, Altrincham. Do we have deeds relating to your home or the home of an ancestor? Search our website today...link in bio! . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
This month's #blog looks at The Lind Estate in Ryde, Isle of Wight. We've delved into the history of the estate and even created a family tree linking together the family members who are party to our deeds. If you're interested in the history of the island or have connections to the Linds, Players, Brigstockes or Peters', have a read today 😀 . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/news/the-history-of-land-through-deeds-the-lind-estate/ . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #IsleofWight #Ryde
Today I was researching a former owner of the house in Oxfordshire who escaped a POW camp in Italy in 1943! In his own words he described the moment he escaped! #history #secondworldwar #WWII #worldwartwo #prisonerofwar #escape #POW #Ileggedit #historian #research #archives #waroffice #thenationalarchives #heroes #lestweforget #remembrance #househistory #househistories #househistorian
Lovely late afternoon sun in Oxford before an evening at the Historical Writers’ Association Crown awards! 😀 #history #historian #historical #historicalwritersassociation #hwacrown #househistory #househistories #househistorian #oxford #research #archives #carfaxtower #autumn #writers #author #sunset #heritage #architecture
#NachoDay Do you want cheese with that? William Walker Collinge, a 1900s Cheese Factor, appears in this Conveyance for property in Elizabeth Street, Cheetham . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/document/64539/ . . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
Some of our deeds state that payment was due on All Saints Day or All Hallows’ Day. This deed from 1879 relating to various properties in Oldham had an annual rent of £19 19s 4d which is over £1,200 today! . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday #nofilter
Did you know that carving turnips was an Irish tradition on All Hallows’ Eve? This tradition was then brought to America where Pumpkins were used instead. What traditions did your ancestors have? . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday #halloween #allhallowseve
A good (but tiring) day filming for new TV programme (more will be revealed soon 😜) in west London today! Beautiful houses and tree-lined streets!! 😀🎥 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #houses #property #architecture #historian #victorian #television #tv #filming #bluesky #autumn #brick #london #westlondon #bedfordpark #chiswick #richardnormanshaw
Thank you to the Argus for a full page in the property section about my history of Wilbury Grove, and for supporting property history #property development #newhomes #hove #househistories #argus
#FridayFreebie This month's free download is a copy Conveyance dated 24 October 1922 for property in Roscoe Road, Irlam. To download your copy, just click 'Exploring Our Collection' on our website . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/focus-on-copy-documents/ . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
A very busy day researching in Oxford today, but managed a quick visit to the wonderful Radcliffe Camera on the way home! 😀 #Oxford #radcliffecamera #bodleianlibrary #libraries #radcliffesquare #jamesgibbs #architecture #stone #palladian #research #archives #oxfordshire #househistory #househistories #history #historian #bluesky #sunshine #autumn #loveoxford
Tracing your ancestor's homes doesn't have to be limited to the UK. Our sister company @authenticindiatours offers tailor made private or small group tours of South India. Why not contact them today and get set to follow in your ancestor's footsteps? . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #loveindia #indiatravel #photooftheday
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? George Middlemiss, a doctor of medicine, appears in quite a few deeds in our collection dating between 1884 and 1913. We wonder what he thought about apples! #AppleDay . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
Is your research starting to get a little slow? Stop feeling like a sloth by using our deeds to help you track down those elusive answers! Thanks to @Jimbobart for this amazing illustration 😁 #InternationalSlothDay . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
Very excited to be speaking about ‘House Histories’ at the first HistFest History Festival on 7 December!! 😀There are amazing talks with fab speakers - visit https://histfest.com for more details! 😁 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #histfest2018 #histfestuk #speaker #event #talk #property #architecture #houses #thenationalarchives #london #research #archives #historians #ahousethroughtime #nopressure
We can’t believe it’s Monday again! But it’s #ChocolateWeek so every cloud has a silver (plated) lining! No doubt John Walter Robert Biggins, a silver plater from 1880s Sheffield, knew this... . . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #instagood
A fun day filming today! Watch this space for more details of what and when 😀 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #historian #houses #property #filming #tv #television #architecture #canttellyet #fun #england #uk
Very happy to have finished the final draft of a 325 year old house in Royal Tunbridge Wells!!! Just one last proofread to go - and then it’s on its way to the client!! 😁 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #historian #amwriting #england #kent #tunbridgewells #royaltunbridgewells #property #houses #architecture #thepantiles #historic #heritage
#GrandparentsDay Probates and Wills can be absolute gems for family historians. Not only do they contain information about possessions and estates, they can also give you the names of relatives and friends. This 1883 probate of John Clayton refers to Nancy Clayton, John's grandchild . http://ow.ly/tZ4930lYGzo . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
#WorldSmileDay Smile for Mr Frederick Pilling, a dentist residing in 1900s Church Street, Southport. Frederick was a trustee of the Will of John Pilling and signed this Conveyance for property in Yorkshire Street & Denmark Street, Wardleworth . http://ow.ly/WK0L30lYGyH . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday .
Have you ever visited an ancestor's home? Tracing your ancestor's footsteps through winding city streets or countryside tracks can help build a picture of their life. Don't let your ancestors be just another name on another piece of paper :) . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
Not art or design related but I always love a bit of research. This weekend started with me looking for old maps online of where I live for my partner as he loves a bit of metal detecting. This led to me starting to research the history of our wee croft, which led to researching a few of the other crofts and farms around us. Got back to 1700's, discovered so much about the area, buildings no longer here, the meaning of our house name, a blacksmiths in our garden, far more people living in area than now, same families farming the land for decades and more, but I have the bug now and need to know even more 😊
#RyderCup We have quite a few deeds with Gertrude Mary Ryder as a party. This one is a Conveyance dated 4 June 1897 for property in Thornwood Avenue, Gorton . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/document/45717/ . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
I had a fantastic day @wealddownmuseum near #Chichester on Tuesday for their historic houses workshop about identification and preservation of exteriors and interiors. Absolutely fascinating and a great cpd course. Thoroughly recommend the courses at the #museum #heritage #history #weekend #livinghistory #openairmuseum #buildings #househistory #househistories #houses #building #architecture #tudor #medieval #historian #like #sussex #inspire #likeforlikes #daysout #explore
#ThursdayThoughts Autumn has arrived so now's the perfect time to stay indoors and delve into your family or house history! Our latest blog gives our hints and tips for genealogy beginners. Just click the 'News' tab on our website - link in bio! . #ancestorhomes #opencloseddoors . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday
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