The group studied an etching of the village of Old Seaham in 1784. It was drawn by the vicar of Saint Mary the Virgin, the Reverend Richard Wallis.
The etching shows six houses, the Inn and the medieval Manor House, but which was which? We also considered information from a book published in 1889, but written about a visit to Seaham in 1808.The book is called “The Memoirs of a Highland Lady” by Elizabeth Grant.
Hidden artistic talent came to light when we tried to create paper 3D models of the rooms of the
Inn using the available facts.
Making a plan of the house and gardens gave us some compelling evidence for which building was
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