Date on Wollaston Hall

1600s

Wollaston Hall was rebuilt in 1617 into the form in which it would remain in the village until 1926. This event was recorded in a date painted onto one of the gables, seen here in an enlargement from a postcard view. Allegedly, above the window over the front door, the Hall also bore the legend: ‘Restored 1643’, but this does not show up in photographs.

photo credit: HOW

supplied by: Dr Paul Collins

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i USED TO LIVE AT 37 APLEY ROAD SO BELIEVE THE HALL WAS BASICALLY IN MY GARDEN.  THE FIELD AT THE BACK WHICH IS OWNED BY OCCUPANTS OF BUNGALOW STILL HAVE FARM OUTBUILDINGS.  I (RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY) & FRIENDS WENT OVER PLAYING AND CLIMBING A FEW TREES & NOTICED A DATE ETCHED INTO THE TREES BEING1908 AND SOME INITIALS.  I CANT REMEMBER THE INITIALS, BUT JUST WONDERED IF THERE WAS ANYONE STILL ALIVE WHO DID THESE OR KNEW OF THEM.

Andrew Potter -

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