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History of a Northamptonshire Farmhouse

On Tuesday 19th October, the history group met at the Queens Head in Nassington for a presentation on ‘A Northamptonshire Farmhouse’ given by Kate Mawer.

This was the first time we had had a presentation as we normally travel out on trips, however everyone was delighted hearing the interesting history of Kate’s Farmhouse home in Braunston, near Daventry, Northants.

Kate told us that living in a listed farmhouse has its ups and downs, but by researching her Northamptonshire farmhouse’s history Kate has come to realise that for the people who came before her there are many stories to be told.

Kate told us the stories of the farming families and the more recent residents via a series of research methods, and, perhaps of more interest, the chance discoveries, coincidences and good fortune provided by her neighbours.

Kate explained how she had researched the history of her home and also discovered that the building style of the house was known as a Yeomans House or Long House, examples of which are in Nassington with Wheelwright Cottage and Homefield.

Everyone agreed they found Kate’s presentation very interesting and thanked her for coming to Nassington to present to our history group.  Kate then joined us all for lunch at the Queens Head.