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Stonehouse, Plymouth, England

The exact history of this part of Plymouth goes back mainly by word of mouth and is passed on by generation of Plymouthians. Most of the area goes back to Roman times and a house made of stone was believed to have stood on some land near to Stonehouse Creek. However many other stories relate to land owned in the 13th Century to the then Robert the Bastard. This land subsquently passed to the Edgecombe Family and through marriage to the Durnfords in the 14 & 15th Centuries. It has grown since then to a large part of the city that is mainly occupied by working families, although it must be added that during the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries the areas of Emma Place and Caroline place were home to many of the countries top ranking Admirals, Doctors and Clergy. To place all the history here is impossible. A lot of books exist but these are held in the main Central Library and very rare, they may be view with an appointment. Residents of this area are proud of their past and look forward to a bright future as the area becomes more developed, looking into the future for the next generations.

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