Weekend Property Update: Know your home

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The Independent Online
LONG before Dick Whittington turned again, he must have stared into his home fireplace visualising matters such as how to make a fortune and what to call his cat. Unfortunately, no one has been able to prove where that fireplace was.

Pauntley Court in Gloucestershire was his reputed birthplace but appeared to be too modern. Bernadette Fallon and Mark Johnson have now found a medieval roof, confirming that the house is old enough. They run All About Your House which provides owners with histories of their homes (0209 821124).