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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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Alexander James Avery

Alexander James Avery

At the ever useful Pubs History we learn that the 1899 Post Office Directory lists Alex Jas Avery as the publican of White Hart pub in Kennington Lane. Other names are given for 1895 and for 1899 s...

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1 memorial
Essex Street, House & grounds

Essex Street, House & grounds

The site now covered by Essex Street and Devereux Court was once Essex House and grounds, named after Robert, Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's favourite, who also led a rebellion against her which ...

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Thomas Devas

Thomas Devas

Wimbledon landowner and important member of local society. In 1854, Devas and two friends, Holroyd and Oliphant, founded Wimbledon Cricket Club and Devas became its first president. Lived in Mount ...

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1 memorial
E. J. Minter

E. J. Minter

Contractor who constructed the Heals building, 1914 - 17.

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1 memorial
a2dominion

a2dominion

"The A2Dominion Group is one of the country’s leading providers of high quality housing."

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1 memorial