Comments: 4
  • #4

    John Stevens (Sunday, 28 April 2019 14:06)

    Hi Julie,

    Good day. I know you probably have a million and one things on your plate right now so I'll be real quick.

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  • #3

    David Garton (Monday, 15 January 2018 01:56)

    Loved your article about Anne Dowriche's Lapford connections. I am researching Lapford history but can't provide much additional help yet on where Anne may have lived.

    I have been curious for sometime as to when the Parsonage (now The Grange) was first used as a residence for the Rector of Lapford. Some answers, as you suggest, may lie in the Kelland vs Dowriche papers which I hope at some time to get to see myself.

    In the Courte Leete there is mention of an Old Halle property. I don't believe this to be Courte Barton or the original Lapford Manor (see but this unidentified property could be another option as a suitable residence for Anne. Another possibility is Nymet Parsonage. In the 1744 visitation return Rev Radford wrote: "I reside on my Parsonage of Nimet Rowland, which is but one Mile distant from the Church of Lapford, and nearer to a great Part of Lapford than their own Parsonage House; As was certified to the last Bishop, who order’d me to reside There for the more convenient Serving of both Parishes"

    I will get back if I come across anything that may be of use.

    David Garton

  • #2

    Joelle Owusu (Friday, 24 February 2017 12:38)

    Angel Dorothy, biography of Dartington's Dorothy Elmhirst (2nd March)
    Hi Julie,
    Hope you're well.

    I think this could be one for you, due to the local significance and your interest in women writers/historical figures from Devon:
    ANGEL DOROTHY ( is acclaimed gardens writer Jane Brown's biography of Dorothy Elmhirst, the American heiress who came to Devon in 1925 and built Dartington Hall into the British cultural institution it is today.

    I'd love to know if you'd like to review a hardback and receive a press release. If so, please provide your email and postal address.


  • #1

    Iain Fraser (Tuesday, 06 October 2015 00:24)

    Hj Julie,
    Just been reading up on Eliza Pierce.
    I am a manager at Gaia House (West Ogwell) & also keen on local history.
    If you ever want to visit, get in touch.
    regards, Iain.


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