“Remember Ann Beach”

Manor House Keevil

The Manor House at Keevil, built in around 1580

Scored into a leaded window-pane in the room above the front porch of Keevil Manor around 1770, is the following plaintive plea:

“Remember Ann Beach”

This message, seemingly calling to us from the 18th Century, was scratched in desperation by Anne Beach herself, with her diamond ring. It remains as a delicate, self-inscribed epitaph to the tragic love affair between Anne and the Rev. William Wainhouse – Curate of St. Mary’s Church, Steeple Ashton.

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