Newly Acquired sketch

Something more new to the Kings Weston story is this small pencil sketch of the house viewed from Penpole Point. In the foreground is Penpole lodge, lost to the sledgehammers in 1951. Several similar views exist, but this one differs from all of them in the detail shown so must be an original scene. It dates to the 1820s and, in the distance, both Blaise Castle and the former windmill on the brow of Kingsweston hill can be seen. The windmill was partially reused during the Napoleonic wars as part of a signalling station, but disappeared soon after.

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