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Saturday 3rd May 2003 10:50

My three times great grandfather lived at Coped Hall in Woootton Bassett. Could you tell me something about this house please.

Coped Hall is shown as Coppid Hall on the 1773 map of Andrews and Dury and seems to be a building to the north east of Wootton Bassett town in an area then called Shropshire's Marsh. 'The Place-names of Wiltshire' gives the meaning of the name as 'a hall rising to a peak' - presumably a reference to the roof. Kelly's Directory for 1848 shows that Levi Humpries, a farmer, was living at Copped Hall. He was still there in 1867 when he is described as a farmer and cattle dealer. In the 18th and 19th centuries the building certainly seems to have been a farmhouse.

Map of Wiltshire, 1773, by John Andrews and Andrew Dury

Kelly's Directories of Wiltshire, 1848 - 1867

The Place-names of Wiltshire, by J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton. Cambridge University Press, 1939



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