Will goes on display

PUBLISHED: 13:27 03 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 10 June 2010

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3: EXMOUTH'S A La Ronde will be displaying its final, and unexpected, gem to conclude this season's Hidden House theme. The final item to be displayed is the will of Mary Parminter, who, with her cousin Jane, built A la Ronde, the 16-sided 18th Century house

EXMOUTH'S A La Ronde will be displaying its final, and unexpected, gem to conclude this season's Hidden House theme.The final item to be displayed is the will of Mary Parminter, who, with her cousin Jane, built A la Ronde, the 16-sided 18th Century house.The will came to light when staff and volunteers were going through boxes of paperwork.Mary's will was of extraordinary length, measuring 73cm by 65cm, and consisting of 10 pages, with two principal aims - to preserve A la Ronde and its contents intact, and to allow only unmarried kinswomen to inherit.To see the will visit A la Ronde, Summer Lane, from Saturday, October 4, to Sunday, November 2 (closed Thursday and Friday).


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