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Well Hall Pleasaunce

Categories: Gardens / Agriculture

Wellehawe as an area in Eltham was first recorded in 1401. It still contains a Tudor barn built by William Roper, the son-in-law of Sir Thomas More. Another main feature, used to be Well Hall (pictured) which was built c.1733, used as a prep school 1880-90 and was the home of author Edith Nesbit 1899-1920. It was demolished in the early 1930s when the council acquired the site, which is now a public park of formal gardens, ponds and woodland. (Also see Andrew Simpson.)

'Pleasaunce' is an archaic word meaning a place designed purely to give pleasure, rather than having any practical use.

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

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Well Hall Pleasaunce

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