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.