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Old 17-01-2013, 14:12
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Default Building History.

I am trying to research an old Georgian manor house dating from about 1750 ish, it is now a care home "The Terrace Care home" in Richmond N Yorks.

I think it was built by a rich wool merchant based in York ? Originally called "Terrace House".

Where would be the best place to start online research ? I have had some luck with the 1861-1891 census but nothing before or after.

Any pointers would be welcomed.
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Old 17-01-2013, 16:38
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Your local reference library is always a good place to start, as are any local histories at your local library.
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Old 17-01-2013, 17:32
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I wonder if the current owners can help ? If they own it outright they might have the deeds.

I have them to my house and they can be very informative. Worth a phone call or visit as you are in Richmond?

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Old 17-01-2013, 18:39
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Been to the local library and there was loads of info but nothing about "The Terrace".

As its now a care home the company " careUK" do not actually own the building but lease it from an overseas holding trust, so trying to get info off them would be hugely difficult.

I did some research about 10 years ago and made a framed photo and history plaque for the care home but someone took a fancy to it and left a space on the wall !!

The info last time was from the local Richmond museum, closed now for the winter period,

and I did not save a copy of the data.

Copy's of deeds from regional archive centers are quite expensive.
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Old 18-01-2013, 11:45
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Write to the letters page of the local rag and ask for information from the readers.
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If the place was built by a wool merchant, or mercer, then contacting this group may assist...contact names, phones, emails detail at bottom of page.

http://www.richmond.org/community/me...ers/index.html
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Old 19-01-2013, 12:35
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Thanks amchoochoo, that is a fantastic link you gave me.

I have emailed the clerk to see if he can help me.

cheers matey.
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