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Plaque: Grim's Dyke


This house, designed by R. Norman Shaw, architect, for Frederick Goodall, painter, was later the home of W. S. Gilbert, writer and librettist.
Greater London Council

Site: Grim's Dyke (1 memorial)

HA3, Old Redding, Grim's Dyke

Grim's Dyke was designed by R. N. Shaw in 1872 for Frederick Goodall. He sold in 1880 to Robert Herriot of Hambros Bank from whom,Gilbert bought in 1890. After Gilbert's death Lady Gilbert and her companion stayed continued to live here. Following Lady Gilbert's death in 1936 the Council took on the house. It was used as a tuberculosis rehabilitation centre, and by the services during WW2. 1970 it was converted into a hotel and is now, 2017, run by Best Western

See the lost plaque in the grounds for information about Gilbert's death and the Charles II statue.

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W. S. Gilbert

Playwright, lyricist & poet. Born 17 Southampton Street as William Schwen...

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Frederick Goodall

Painter. Born 20 Arlington Street. Following visits to Egypt his work often f...

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Richard Norman Shaw

Architect. Born Edinburgh. Pioneer of Old English and Queen Anne styles. His ...

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Greater London Council

The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could not abide its lef...

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