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Manresa House

Categories: Education, Religion

Originally called Bessborough House, it was built by William Ponsonby in the 1760s. It was sold to the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits) in 1861 and renamed Manresa House after the town in Spain where Ignatius of Loyala developed his spiritual exercises. Gerard Manley Hopkins studied as a novice here from 1868 to 1870. It was sold again in 1962, and used for various educational purposes, eventually becoming part of the University of Roehampton and renamed as Parkstead House. It remains a part of the complex of buildings behind the entrance with the plaque.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Manresa House

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Gerard Manley Hopkins - SW15

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William Cawthorne Unwin

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Tobias Matthay

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