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placename:- Alfoxton Park
county:- Somerset
park; building/s
coordinates:- ST1541
10Km square:- ST14

1Km square ST1541

old photograph:- Bell 1880s-1940s

thumbnail HB0301, button to large image
Photograph, b/w, Alfoxton, Somerset, ?by Herbert Bell, Ambleside, Westmorland, 1890s?
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late

hearsay Local people were suspicious of the strangers from the North. Their north country speech and weathered complexions, and their long walks by day or night perhaps with notebooks and telescope, led to them being investigated as spies for the revolutionary French.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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