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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd October 1996 Chelsea director and businessman Matthew Harding killed in helicopter crash.

22nd October 1960 Charlton Athletic Football Club draw 6-6 against Middlesborough.

22nd October 1941 Born today: Charles Keating, London England, actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World)

22nd October 1938 Actor Derek Jacobi, was born in Leytonstone, London.go to related location

22nd October 1910 Millwall open their new ground The Den after 4 previous grounds on Isle of Dogs.

22nd October 1904 QPR Football Club play their first game at their new ground Loftus Road.go to related location

22nd October 1897 World's 1st car dealer opens in London.

The downfall of Wanstead House



The downfall of Wanstead House

The sad story of the long demolished Wanstead House.

Location: Wanstead Park, Wanstead

Description: Wanstead House was a magnificent country mansion costing 360,000 in 1715, when no expense was spared.

Catherine Tylney-Long inherited the property and estate in 1805 becoming overnight one of the richest and most courted young ladies in England. After many suitors tried, she fell in love with and married in 1812 the Duke of Wellington's nephew William Wellesley-Pole.

Within 10 years he had spent and wasted her entire fortune leaving debtors so upset that he fled up the Thames in a boat pursued by his creditors who then seized Wanstead House.

The House and its contents were broken up in 1824, the three children were made wards of chancery and Catherine Tylney-Long was left destitute. She died aged just 35.

The house was sold for just 10,000 and broken up leaving not a single brick remaining.

In 1715, Sir Richard Child, (a future Earl Tylney), commissioned Colen Campbell, the Scottish Architect, to design a grand mansion in the Palladian style to replace the older one on the estate. Various forest mansions had already stood here for hundreds of years.

When built it covered a massive 260x70 feet featuring a front portico with 6 Corinthian columns.

The gardens were landscaped by eminent gardener of his generation George London. It must have looked like an astonishing palace.


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The downfall of Wanstead House

The sad story of the long demolished Wanstead House.


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