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Bowman's Lodge

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An elegant house with views across countryside. Edward Lear's stockbroker father held the lease 1806 - 1829 so Edward lived here until he was 16. With two storeys and five bays it was not a particularly grand house, probably built in the late 18th century.

During 1835 - 43 (at least) it belonged to a Charles Mann. It became a girl's school and a print exists of it at this time in an advertisement but, disappointingly, this print has not yet found its way onto the web. An inventory also exists of fixtures and fittings dated 1846. The Bowman's Lodge estate was sold in 1884. It was pulled down in Lear's lifetime so perhaps the 1884 sale was the one that preceded its demolition.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Bowman's Lodge

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Edward Lear - N7

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Duchy of Cornwall

Duchy of Cornwall

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Winchester Palace

Winchester Palace

A nearby information board gives: These ruins are all that remain of the palace of the powerful Bishops of Winchester, one of the largest and most important buildings in medieval London. Founded i...

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Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall

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1 memorial
Tottenhall Manor

Tottenhall Manor

Dates back to at least the 15th century. Purchased by Charles Fitzroy (later Lord Southampton) and in 1761 he commissioned a survey of the land contained. It seems to have encompassed a large area...

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