Nettleswell House

I wish we had been able to afford to buy Nettleswell House when it was sold by the V&A for what now seems like a song in the late 1980s.   I don’t think I quite appreciated its significance as a relic of sixteenth-century Bethnal Green when the ground was leased by Sir Ralph Warren, a former Lord Mayor.   The house itself is part mid-seventeenth-century, part 1705 and part 1862.   I remember it as the site of gloomy meetings:-

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