John Wallis blue plaque in Sidmouth

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18th C. thatched "Shed" acquired by John Wallis and rebuilt as 2-storey brick building with a billiard room on 1st floor. On ground floor town's first Library opened 20th June. 1809 incorporating a new "Shed" with benches round walls and front open to sea. The Library was known for many years afterwards coloquially as the "Shed".
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