Archive | Places

Any piece with a primary focus about a place or places (including countries) but not otherwise specifically categorised

Hungerford Coat of Arms

Index of Places ~ “Hungerfordiana”

Index of Persons and Places mentioned in Sir RC Hoare’s Hungerfordiana made by the Rev JE Jackson, MA 1846   Index of Places   Aldermaston 16 Alderton 15 Anne’s, St., Farley 35, 39 Ashton Keynes 26, 40 Ball’s Court 105 Barrington 27 Barrow, Somerset 46, 90 Baston 114 Bath 54, 134, 139 Batsborough 140 Bedwyn […]

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Hungerford Market from Hungerford Bridge 1850

Hungerford Market – An update courtesy of Network Rail (UK)

The internet has certainly changed the way we can find and access information and is a constant and ever changing source for researchers in many fields – including historical societies. Pauline Tyrrell [E.2.4a.10b.1c.2d=] found this interesting “update” about the Hungerford Market and its eventual demise to become Charing Cross Station. Network Rail (UK) has started […]

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Colwell Wood Bluebells

Colwell Wood Cottage

In our previous HAFS Newsletter 55, February 2018, p46, we reprinted an article about Colwell Wood Cottage, County Devon, which was for sale (at the time). The property includes 75 acres of woodland, including Colwell Wood, Scrub Wood and part of Offwell Woods, and a restored cottage built about 1805. It is situated in an […]

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Farleigh SE Tower

Farleigh Hungerford Castle, a model for Northanger Abbey?

Was Farleigh Hungerford Castle a model for Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen? From a discussion raised by Austen author, Janine Barchas, in her essay, The Real Bluebeard of Bath:  a Historical Model for Northanger Abbey, published in Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Vol 32, 2010, pp115-134: see  www.jasna.org/persuasions/printed/number32/barchas.pdf. (more…)

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Our President hard at work at one of our working bees

HAFS Resources

Members may not be aware that we have a significant volume of printed resources available for members’ use and research, housed at Tyrrell’s Vineyard, Pokolbin in an area of the Winery which HAFS is able to use for this purpose, thanks to the Tyrrell Family’s generosity.  Apart from books and other written and visual materials, […]

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Acquiring the Jackson Papers

The Research Papers of Canon JE Jackson MA, FSA (relating to the Hungerford Family) Canon John Edward Jackson (1805-1891) was a renowned English historian and antiquary. He was trained for ordination and appointed as Curate of Farleigh Hungerford in 1834.  From his studies in local history, he developed an interest in the Hungerford Family which […]

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Rev JE Jackson 1865

Introduction to the Jackson Papers

by the Rev JE Jackson & transcribed by Peter Sherlock In the year 1832, having never before been in the West of England, I went to reside at Farley Castle near Bath as companion to my elder brother, then Curate of the Parish.  In 1832, I was ordained to the Curacy and resided at the […]

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Photo taken by Elizabeth Van Veen c1996

Finding Hungerford

The town of Hungerford is located on the border of New South Wales and Queensland on the Paroo River, which is often only a string of waterholes. However, when in flood, the river provides a good water source for cattle and travellers, at the northern end of the Murray-Darling Basin, 214 km north-west of Bourke […]

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