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Mawarden Court in 1805

Copyright Wiltshire Museum, Devizes

If you were at the Guild talk* in the Reading Room this evening, 14 February, you will have heard David Richards refer to Mawarden Court, one of many buildings owned by The Pitt Family. David showed a copy of the image above, a drawing of Mawarden Court in 1805, explaining that the north wing of the house (right of picture) was later demolished and is the site of the present-day Reading Room.

The website has further information :

About Mawarden Court here

About 'Diamond Pitt' here

About Old Sarum Rotten Borough & Parliament Tree here

What it was like to live in Mawarden Court in the 1920s and 1930s here

*Guild Talk 'Old Sarum, The Pitts, and their Diamond' Wednesday 14 February

Speaker David Richards.

More information about the Guild, together with reviews of talks, are on this webpage:


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