Before Your House Was Your Home…

Was your house always a house?

Avebury Manor, Wiltshire
Avebury Manor, Wiltshire

If your house was built in the 19th century or earlier, it may have been:

  • an industrial building like a mill

  • commercial premises like a bakery, shoemakers or an inn

  • a chapel or place used by religious groups

  • a barn or farm building

  • a school or schoolhouse

In 1881, the “Old Manor House” at Avebury was a private boarding school.

1881 Census - Old Manor House, Avebury

1881 Census – Old Manor House, Avebury

Who lived in your house and what did they do? Contact Woods for the Trees to find out!

Avebury Manor, Wiltshire
Avebury Manor, Wiltshire
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