Melanie Backe-Hansen is the first person to be employed as an in-house historian by a UK estate agent. Melanie is responsible for heightening awareness of our heritage by researching the history of individual houses and the history of streets and local areas.

This is normally outwith my usual eras but a very interesting blog nonetheless. Look out for the history of Coalyard Farm in Northleach – I used to live in that part of the world and the Cotswolds were of crucial importance in the development of the early Tudor economy.