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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th October 1936 Rolling Stones guitarist Bill Wyman was born in Lewisham, London.
24th October 1896 Dixon of Dock Green actor Jack Warner was born in Bromley, East London.
24th October 1681 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
24th October 1537 Henry VIII's wife Jane Seymour died after complications with the birth of Edward VI
This was once called The Naked Beauty, a striking house.
Location: Hurst House, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 9HF
Description: Hurst House was once described by the architectural historian Nikolas Pevsner as 'the best house of Woodford'. It on the old A11 close to the Winston Churchill statue on the green.
It was formerly called 'The Naked Beauty' on land once known as 'The Naked Beauty Estate' but changed its name when the building was used as a school in the 19th Century.
Built in 1714, this striking landmark building, which opens occassionaly for tours, is one of the few survivors of the many villas and mansions built along Woodford Row in the 18th Century.
The house was repaired after a fire in 1936 but retains many of its original features.