Sir Richard Colt Hoare The History of Ancient Wiltshire 1812 Volume 1
WRITTEN BY Austin Kinsley ON 08/02/15. Sir Richard Colt Hoare The History of Ancient Wiltshire 1812 Volume 1 POSTED IN Antiquarian Books
‘The History of Ancient Wiltshire’ First Edition Published 1812 ( Volume 1)
‘We speak from facts not theory’
Working alongside William Cunnington (who unfortunately died just before this book was published). Sir Richard Colt Hoare excavated 379 barrows on Salisbury Plain as well as identifying many other sites in the area. A dedication is included to William Cunnington at the beginning of the book, which is digitsed below .
Sir Richard Colt Hoare was born on 9 December 1758 and died on 19 May 1838. He purchased Glastonbury Tor in 1786 and funded the restoration of the church tower on top of it. His mausoleum is in St Peters church Stourton Wiltshire.
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