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Date Question Asked: Monday 4th July 2011 10:03
We are researching our family history and understand that one of our families lived in one of the 'China Cottages' in Stowell, near Alton Priors. Whilst visiting the area earlier this week, we found the cottages and were able to speak to one of the current occupiers. He wasn't able to tell us why they are called China Cottages, but said that whenever he digs in the garden he always finds pieces of broken china! Is anything known about the history of these cottages please?

Date Question Asked: Thursday 13th July 2006 15:51
I wondered if you are able to explain the origin of the village Stowell near Alton Priors and how it got its name please.

Date Question Asked: Tuesday 20th September 2005 10:09
Is Cocklebury Lane haunted? Yy two children said that they have they have heard stories of a lady in grey walking down Cocklebury Lane at night. if this is the case, then who was she?

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