WE recently printed an image of Kingsdown House, the grand manor demolished to make way for Kingsdown Crematorium.

As Rewind readers will be aware, it was not the only such mansion in Swindon.

The photographer who took this picture, possibly at the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th, stood on or near what is now Hesketh Crescent in Old Town.

It shows The Croft, a house built in the 1840s which stood until the land was redeveloped in the 1950s.

Its most prominent resident was department store owner Levi Lapper Morse, a pillar of 19th century Swindon society, who moved there with his young family in the 1890s and remained until his death in 1913.