Last week’s Mystery Photograph was taken of the The Old Vicarage in Kilmersdon.

Well done to the following who guessed Kilmersdon correctly: Patrick Rich, Martin Horler, Paul Hancock, Mr David Swift and Jean Edwards.

Thank you to Martin Horler who gave us a lot of information on last week’s Photograph: “This week’s Mystery Photo is no mystery, it’s The Old Vicarage at Kilmersdon. Possibly the oldest building in the Parish, apart from the Church itself.

“We don’t know the date of the building but the first incumbent was John de Messyngham in 1334 and this may well have been the house he lived in, or at least part of what we now see, the small stone turret on the roof (right Gable end) is typical of the 14th Century.

“In 1571 it was described as having a stone tiled roof although by the 20th Century the roof was thatched. In 1852 the Vicar, the Rev. Richard Hamilton (vicar 1849 -1859) conveyed to Colonel Jolliffe this vicarage as part of the exchange for land in School Lane where then he had a new vicarage built. It is said that the poor man could not bare living amongst his parishioners he much preferred to look down on them from his new vicarage!”

Can you guess where we are in this week’s Mystery Photograph?

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