Maer Hall

Trip Start Jun 17, 2013
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Trip End Jun 29, 2013


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Friday, June 21, 2013

After we left the potteries, we headed for the home of Josiah Wedgwood (Jr.), son of the potter and Erasmus Darwin's best friend. This second Wedgwood was Charles' Uncle since his mother was a Wedgwood. This is their family home, which is no longer in their family and not open to the public. Luckily, you can see the back of it from the road, especially from a small church across the street and above it. We went there to take photographs, and the owners waved to us. However, the second gate was closed when we got down off the hill, and there was no place to ring a bell. We didn't get to see the front of the house, but we did get to see their pair of Peacocks. I was disappointed, but there was no way to call ahead since I didn't know who they were to call.

Charles spent a tremendous amount of time here with his family, especially with his cousins. He would later marry a young women who grew up in this house, Emma Wedgwood. She was his first cousin, which was not that uncommon then in wealthy families.
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