Reddish House

I had forgotten that Cecil Beaton lived in Broad Chalke in Reddish House, where I was kindly fed chocolate ice cream and allowed to photograph both house and garden.   The house is a perfectly formed Field & Bunney piece of early eighteenth-century domestic architecture, originally built in the 1660s, sold in 1696 to Jeremiah Cray, a local and obviously prosperous clothier, and leased in 1702 to John Coombes, a mercer, who added the pilasters and pediment:-

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The garden behind is also very beautiful, in the lee of the downs:-

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