Sunday, 26 August 2012
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The previous owner of Longdene House was the Rev W E Jackson and it was offered for sale in 1906 with J Cholmeley Russell Esq purchasing it on the 15th March.
In March 1912 the house was offered for sale by auction, several months before JCR died in the August but the property was still for sale in October by his widow Mrs Cholmeley Russell.
The property was finally sold in September 1920.
In 1915 the property consisted of:
- 4 Reception Rooms
- Billiard Room
- 2 Bathrooms
- Stabling for 3 horses
- Garage for 2 cars
- Main drainage
- Stone Built Residence
- Private water supply
- Gas throughout
- Gardener’s Cottage
- About 5 acres pleasure grounds. Tennis and croquet Lawns
- Kitchen garden
The Total area of the estate including Sturt Farm was 55 3/4 acres.
The sale particulars said that it would be sold in 2 Lots, the House and Grounds etc of 36 acres 2 Roods 27 poles and & Sturt Farm with 18 acres 1 Rood 33 poles
Source: Curator: Julia Tanner - Haslemere Museum and the ledgers of Haslemere estate agents - Cubitt and West.
Monday, 7 May 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
|40 Russell Square Bloomsbury London|
James Cholmeley Russell was born here at 40 Russell Square Bloomsbury in 1841. The terrace, in the south east corner, is now occupied by offices of the British Museum and at some stage in the past No. 40 has been subsumed into numbers 39 and 41. The location of the former front door can be identified by the fan of stone blocks over the curved window in the middle of the photograph. See photograph below
For a view of the terrace and number 40 in 1956 and in the process of being re-built see the London County Council Photograph Library at collage.cityof london and below
|40 Russell Square in 1956 © City of London|
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
|Russell at Dinas with Gowrie in NWNGR days |
copyright K A C R Nunn
The restoration of Russell, the Hunslet built 106 year old narrow gauge steam locomotive is now in sight. Originally built for the abortive Portmadoc Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway it was then acquired by North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways that ultimately became the Welsh Highland Railway.
The locomotive's owners the Welsh Highland Railway Ltd announced on Saturday 17th March that the proposal put forward by Alan Keef Engineering Ltd to complete the overhaul andrestoration of the locomotive had been accepted and the contract awarded to them. Discussions will now take place with Keef’s in order to transfer the locomotive to their works at Ross-on-Wye as soon as is convenient in order for work to commence as soon as possible. Funds are still required to ensure completion.
Russell Fundraising Appeal here
Alan Keef Ltd web site here