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Stinchcombe – “A Village Property” 

Stinchcombe Village is full of wonderful properties both large and small.

Each property has its own House History. All properties are rich in history and memories. Other Villagers know little or nothing about those histories. Indeed, sometimes the owners themselves know nothing! “A Village Property” is an ongoing project to put online the histories of many of the houses in Stinchcombe as well as other aspects of the Village like the War Memorial, The Drinking Fountain, The Golf Club and the Cricket and Rugby Clubs and Notable Families in the villages history. As well of course as the Church.

There has been a lot of interest in this project and the projects momentum is growing, as you will see from our list of properties we are promised articles on various houses taking us to February 2022

It’s not just articles on some of the larger properties that we need, we also welcome information on all types of houses and cottages in the Village. Some of the Social History of the previous owners/tenants of properties creates just as good stories as the history of the properties themselves.

Can YOU supply interesting stories and photos on any Stinchcombe property, whether you own it or not.  This includes any properties that have been featured already. I would be pleased to hear of anything you have.

Roger Batty (project co-ordinator)

Our Virtual Village Property Histories

A Line Drawing of Melksham Court
Melksham Court, Stinchcombe. A line drawing by John Pinch – March 2021

Notable Families

Other Aspects of the Village

A picture of Combe House
Combe House – January 2021

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2021 (Click on a pin for information about the house)

To Add Your Own House History

The Stinchcombe History Society opens in a new windowis suggesting that a local homeowner may like to publish what they know of their house history for all. Help is freely given by the group. Include photos and interesting stories and it will be added to the Parish website so that other local people can add their own extra titbits to the property history. The History Society opens in a new windowcan then build up a comprehensive history of all the Stinchcombe Village Properties, aspects, buildings and clubs. 

Suggestions for topics to cover

Rather than being too prescriptive here are some suggested bullet points to get people started

  • when the house was built
  • description
  • how it’s changed over the years
  • past residents and their occupation/role
  • significant events
  • anecdotes
  • how they’ve researched the house’s history
  • what it means to them to live in an historic house
  • photos old and current

To get Involved

Roger Batty is collating all stories and details. Contact Roger Batty (07765468756) if you would like:

  • to be involved with “A Village Property”
  • get your own property published
  • would just like to help in the project

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