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  1. Kathleen Marshall

    Love your house, it’s fabulous, I am Tabitha’s Mum, Kath, and she told me to look, Glad she did xxx

  2. Oh wow, this is fascinating! How amazing to know a bit about the history of your house. Incredible to see the transformation from before you lived there too!
    Nat.x

  3. Love this. The meat room is my idea of heaven! You should go to the local archives and find out more – they are usually really helpful.

    • farmerswifeandmummy

      I know I went to the library and they gave me the name of a man to ring but I’ve not got round to it yet. It’s so interesting 🙂

  4. The roman numerals are builder’s marks … they would correspond to other marks so the builders knew what pieces of wood went with which other pieces of wood when building.

  5. The marks in the first photo look more like witch markings than Roman numerals to me…. they wouldn’t make sense numerically as Roman numerals. Witch markings were carved into wood to protect occupants from witches. Ordsall Hall is full of them. You really need to go there xxx

    • farmerswifeandmummy

      Yes!! I saw something in a newspaper about them and you can send photos to some man at a university for him to confirm. I do need to go xxx

      • Just tagged you on Twitter with said people. My bro is an archaeologist & did his degree in mcr, then his masters in Edinburgh. He is in charge of heritage on Orkney. Some of the graffiti up there dates to the Bronze Age – I’ve seen it in person and It is literally breathtaking! X

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