This Listing is a small tribute to a lady who was a member of the aristocracy in that her family owned the 17th century Coleshill House in between Highworth and Faringdon. She became a well-known potter and had a studio at Coleshill known as the 'Cole Pottery.' The business was forced to close at the outbreak of war in 1939 and she moved to Kilmington Manor, near Warminster, Wiltshire. Her glazes became well documented and today fetch high prices.
This listing includes a scan of a letter written by her in 1971 to the Vicar of Great Coxwell, The Rev. B. Thackeray, in which she offers her memories as to work that may have been carried out by her ancestors on the church there. The letter is from the archive of local historian Graham Wright, late of Great Coxwell. You can read a copy of the letter in PDF format by going HERE
To read more information about Coleshill House please see Listing No: N351
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