Monday, April 4, 2011

William Childe 1435-1515

Child Manor
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Kinlet Hall From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kinlet Hall is an 18th century country house at Kinlet, Shropshire, England, now occupied by an independent day and residential school. It is a Grade I listed building.[1] The manor of Kinlet was held by the Brampton and Cornwall families until it passed via his maternal ancestors to Humphrey Blount (of the Sodington Hall family) High Sheriff of Shropshire 1461.[2] It later passed to Rowland Lakyn (or Lacon), High Sheriff in 1571, through the female line, and subsequently by the marriage of a Lacon daughter and heiress who married Sir William Childe.[2] The old manor house was replaced in 1727-9 by William Lacon Childe (d 1756). He commissioned architect Francis Smith of Warwick created the present Palladian style mansion. The brick built, east facing, three storey, seven bayed central block is flanked by single storey wings and two smaller detached two storey blocks: that to the north originally housing stables, that to the south the kitchens.[3] The Childe family were resident until the 20th century. During World War II the house was occupied by the United States Army and afterwards acquired for Moffats
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