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Faringdon House, Oxfordshire


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In 1780 Henry James Pye built the current Faringdon House near the original site, north of All Saints Church. The original one burnt down just after Pye's father died, leaving him huge quantities of debt. However, things soon improved and Pye not only became an MP for Berkshire, a police magistrate for Westminster, but was also Poet Laureate from 1790-1813 during the reign of 'Mad' King George III.

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Faringdon House



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