SO6818 : The Pound House, Longhope

taken 7 years ago, near to Longhope, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

The Pound House, Longhope
The Pound House, Longhope
The Pound House on Old Monmouth Road in Longhope catches the eye with the inscribed stone SO6818 : Inscription on Pound House below the upstairs window.

The inscription reads:
"THE POUND HOUSE
destroyed by FIRE 19th October 1851
was REBUILT for
HANNAH BRIGHT Aged 71 years
by the
NORWICH UNION FIRE OFFICE"

When the Norwich Union was founded at the end of the eighteenth century it had its own fire brigade to tackle fires in properties owned by those with an insurance policy with them. The last private fire brigade was in Worcester and it closed in 1929. Insured buildings would be identifiable with a small plaque.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6889 1883 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.0304N 2:27.1933W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6890 1881
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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