1986 LOCAL HISTORY OF MELKSHAM

   Monkton House is made of stone.  The
 house has quite small windows because 
 it was hard to get large panes of     
 glass when it was built.  There is a  
 lot of garden and the river Avon goes 
 past the bottom of it.  There is a    
 landing stage for people with canoes. 
 The house is owned by Lady Coote.  She
 owns 5 acres of land.  When she dies  
 Sir Christopher Coote will own it all.
   In a field near the house there is a
 pack horse bridge which has 4 arches. 
 It is also made of stone.  It is just 
 wide enough for one horse to cross.   
 In the middle it is quite steep.  The 
 bridge is very old.                   
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
                                       
 

Map of the area

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