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Brutus

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Leinster Corner
« on: August 20, 2019, 11:18:31 AM »
I have uploaded photos I took a few years ago of Leinster Corner, inside and out, with the then current owners' permission.

JMB and Mary Ansell moved to Leinster Corner, a now Grade II listed Regency semi-detached villa, in 1905 and lived there until their divorce in 1909. Mary Ansell had the walls of the rooms downstairs knocked down to create a large sitting room area, and installed a glass veranda overlooking the garden. The Art Nouveau fireplace came from Glasgow.

In the 1920s, the house was bought by Kathleen Bruce, widow of Captain Scott, and her second husband Edward Hilton Young (later Baron Kennet) and their descendants lived there until 2015, when it was sold after Lady Young's (Kathleen Young's daughter-in-law) death.  Peter Scott, the renowned ornithologist and conservationist, was brought up here. The house has since been refurbished and altered by the new owners.

Since the Young family no longer live there, I am able to share these photographs.

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