Enid Bagnold's Cow


Enid Bagnold's Cow

Playwright Enid Bagnold author of The Chalk Garden lived here.

Location: 29 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London

Description: Sir Roderick Jones, the chairman of Reuter's, and his wife, the playwright Enid Bagnold (1889-1981) lived here in the 1920's.

In 1928 they engaged architect Sir Edwin Lutyens to make some remarkable changes to the house - including Enid's writing-room 'a room like a ship's cabin' hoisted high in the bedroom - the staircase post featured a revolving copper ball, so that Miss Bagnold, if she woke up in the middle of the night with a literary inspiration, could run down the staircase into the room and propel herself into her chair in a single movement.

Enid was rumoured to have kept a cow here to solve her fresh milk problem.

The plaque was added in 1991.

Themes: LiteraryLiterary Theme
Enid Bagnold's Cow

Playwright Enid Bagnold author of The Chalk Garden lived here.

Ranking This Month: 675/2992

Pages Hit This Month: 46


Credits: http://www.british-history.ac.uk
London Night and Day

Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code: CAPTCHA


Other places nearby:


The Riceyman Steps», 3.4km

Walter Pater lived here», 0.8km

Novelist James Hilton lived here», 10.km

Karl Popper lived here», 9.3km

Author DH Lawrence lived here», 4.1km

King Kong Edgar Wallaces House», 7.1km

Vampire author lived here», 2.1km

The House by the Thames», 3.6km

Last Gay Bookshop», 3.0km

Anthony Trollope was born here», 2.6km

Location Pinpointed: