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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Marty Feldman's Eccentric House
The house where Marty Feldman and Boy George lived.
Location: The Logs,17-20 Well Road,Hampstead, NW3 1LH
Description: This weird gothic pile of turrets, chimneys, gables and bay windows is Grade II listed and was the residence in the 1960's to comedian Marty Feldman and in the 1990's to singer Boy George.
It was built in 1868 to the design of JS Nightingale in yellow, red, and black brick. It was described by Pevsner as 'a formidable atrocity' and a 'wonderful uncertainty between Gothic and Italian'.