Below are a number of articles, papers and notes compiled by the KB Historians.
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Kings Bromley Historian members Helen and Kevin Price are just back from the Ionian Island of Paxos where I asked them to take a photo of what had once been the British Resident’s house:
(Oxford Clarendon Press, 1965, ed. Georgina Galbraith)
It used to be a mystery why Thomas Gainsborough painted this view taken from the grounds of Kings Bromley Manor.
However we know that John Newton of Kings Bromley bought No.9 The Circus, Bath freehold between June and December 1768 from the Marquis of Caernarvon and put it up for sale in December 1782 after his divorce.
Research by Bath historian Susan Sloman, shows that Gainsborough lived at No. 17 The Circus between 1768 and 1775.
Lilian Bromley Davenport was the last of the Lane family to keep in contact with Kings Bromley after they left in 1928. She was the sister of the last Lord of the Manor JHHV Lane. She owned 'Silver Thatch' in Manor Road for many years.