A few years ago, whilst living in a Grade II listed terrace house in Stamford, I wondered who had lived in the house before me.
The terrace of ten houses was built in 1841 by Richard Newcomb, the proprietor of the Stamford Mercury. However, it is unusual because the whole terrace was owned by only two families for over one hundred years. In order to find who had lived in my house I had to look for tenants and not freeholders.
I successfully completed the searches for my house but realised that many other interesting people lived in the other houses. That was the genesis for my new book:
a history of Rock Terrace and its occupants