Leigh Delamere. Chippenham
October 16. 1857
On inspecting Lacock Church as Rural Dean, a few days ago, I observed considerable dampness against the lower part of the Wall in the Chancel chapel which, I understand, is appurtenant to your property at Lacock. May I take the liberty of suggesting, that perhaps a little Drain outside the wall of the Church in that part, would probably cut off the source of the mischief.
I am, Dear Sir, yr very obediently
J. E. Jackson <1>
W. H. Fox Talbot Esq
1. In addition to being an antiquarian and an author, Jackson was apparantly a Daguerreotypist; see Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, v. 1, 1854, p. 33.