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Lalla Rookh - house

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The house in which Moore wrote the poem Lalla Rookh was named for it, possibly by Moore himself. From British History Online: "Lalla Rookh {was a} two storeyed villa with wide verandah rented in 1817 by Thomas Moore ... the setting of Lalla Rookh was thought beautiful". Lalla Rookh cottage was still here in 1878 according to another page. Moore's youngest daughter, Anne Jane Barbara, died in the house.

Edith's Streets says: "... a ‘big house’ Lalla Rookh ... was occupied for six months in 1817 by the poet Thomas Moore" and that two streams met in the grounds. Muswell Hill Forebears tells us that the house "was previously (1730-1807) the abode of Abraham Newland (cashier of the Bank of England), whose signature on bank notes made his name widely known."

See Rookfield Garden Village for how the grounds were developed.

2023: We are grateful to Amanda Windsor who sent us our picture source link, where there are other photos of the house. Amanda wrote "my greatx4 grandparents lived in Lalla Rookh early 1800s".

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Lalla Rookh - house

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Thomas Moore

These flats are on the site of 'Lalla Rookh' where in the year 1817 lived Tho...

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Mattock & Parsons

Mattock & Parsons

Builders active 1890 - 1912 at least, initially as Mattock Bros, and based in Wood Green at one point. This image comes from the 1909 Book of the Exhibition of Houses and Cottages, Romford Garden S...

Group, Property

1 memorial
Woodford Hall

Woodford Hall

Built, or rebuilt, in 1775 by the architect Thomas Leverton (1743 – 1824). William Morris lived here as a child,  1840 - 47, having been born at Elm House. From Theydon: 1869 - 1900 it was the Cat...

Building, Property

1 memorial
Edward Orme

Edward Orme

Engraver, painter and publisher of illustrated books, and property developer in Bayswater. Born Manchester. c.1800-24 he published and sold many books of aquatints and etchings, in his own shops in...

Person, Art, Commerce, Journalism / Publishing, Property

1 memorial
Thomas Osborn and Sons

Thomas Osborn and Sons

Builders active in 1902.

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Andrew Young

Andrew Young

Andrew Young was born on 28 June 1848, a son of James Young (1808-1887) and Isabel Young née Ford (1813-1883). His birth was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1848 in the Westminster registration di...

Person, Politics & Administration, Property

1 memorial