The Old House to Portugal

The Old House stands between Parsonage Lane and the churchyard. It is, very much, thought to be the oldest house in the village of Market Lavington albeit much changed over the years. This postcard, showing the house, was posted in 1917.

The Old House, Market Lavington - a card posted in 1917

If you are an older resident you may refer to this building as Bouverie House for Miss Ann Pleydell Bouverie lived her somewhat reclusive life there for many a year.

This postcard made its way to Portugal. We assume at least one Portuguese military person was in Market Lavington and sent this card (there were others) back home. The back of the card shows that the message has been approved by the censor.

The card was sent to Portugal

Sadly, we have no Portuguese speaker to translate the message for us.

A message for translation

Can anyone out there in blogland help?

Tags: , , ,

3 Responses to “The Old House to Portugal”

  1. Parsonage Lane « Market Lavington Museum Says:

    […] the remaining large houses on Parsonage Lane is ‘The Old House’. Which we saw on this blog in a postcard sent to Portugal during World War […]

  2. Tim Moreman Says:

    Hi all Roll of Honour

    Just had a look at your informative site. I have some medals to a Pte James William House, 6th BN SLI – who was killed in action on 21st March 1918. The CWGC lists him as the son of Joseph Roxtee House and Caroline Ellen House, of Market Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire. I could not spot him on your Roll and wondered if you mightt have any further information? Thanks!

Can you add anything to this or do you want to know more?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: