SS4919 : Palmer House 1752

taken 8 years ago, near to Great Torrington, Devon, Great Britain

Palmer House 1752
Palmer House 1752
Palmer House, which is Grade II* listed, was built in 1752 by John (later Sir) Palmer, who was three times Mayor of Great Torrington, and brother-in-law to the famous artist Sir Joshua Reynolds. Palmer House is unique in that unlike many Georgian properties from this period it retains many original features, which include fine ornate plaster ceilings, original marble and carved fireplaces, original mahogany doors and fine balustraded staircase. The house remained in the ownership of the Palmer family until the 1890's. During that time many famous people visited and stayed at the house. These include Dr. Samuel Johnson, who along with his friend Sir Joshua Reynolds, stayed at the house in 1762, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, who had relatives in this area is also known to have visited Palmer House.
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Saturday, 23 April, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 23 April, 2011
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Houses > 18th century house   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 494 192 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.1501N 4:8.7272W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 494 192
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