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House John lived in...upstairs from "the carrots."

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:09 pm
by jesleeall

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:02 pm
by Raphael
Wow- never seen the postman's house before- I had always assumed it was a tiny little house which had since been knocked down! Amazing how much it costs to rent it now! A modern day postman couldn't even afford to rent a room in the house let alone own it!
Great that it still has some original features- the previous owners obviously cherished the history of it. Thanks for this article jesleeall.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:28 am
by Cybele
It's great to see that the house is not only still standing, but that it's been lovingly cared for, as well. Thanks so much for posting the photos. (And yeah -- I was a bit shocked to see how expensive the rent is now. Wow.)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:05 pm
by Cath
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:29 pm
by Cath
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:30 pm
by MrsRsCat
Thanks for that Cath.
It does look rather grand for a lowly postman.
Beautiful building however.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:42 am
by jesleeall
Aww...I'm disappointed. I had told myself I'd save up and stay in that house someday. But thanks for your research, Cath. I apologize for posting a something that wasn't true.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:42 pm
by Raphael
I did have my doubts that a postman could have afforded a house like that.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:54 pm
by Cath
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:20 am
by Raphael
What year was it demolished? And does it say when the Brawnes' cottage was demolished too?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:36 pm
by Cath
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:21 pm
by Raphael
Cath wrote:That info wasn't in Walker's book, but if I find out more, I'll be sure to post it.

What I noticed looking at Guy Murchie's map of Hampstead from that time is that Elm Cottage wasn't situated where Downshire Hill and Rosslyn Hill meet (as Andrew Motion leads you to believe in his biography in which he calls Rosslyn Hill Red Lion Hill, as we've noted elsewhere) but rather it was located further down Downshire Hill towards the Heath...



True! Guy Murchie's book is the best biography and the most fact based I have read. I don't like Motion's one at all. I love Guy Murchie's map of Hampstead as it was then.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:19 pm
by Cath
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:36 pm
by BrokenLyre
I checked Cath's references as well in my own Keats books and she's right. It seems that 1 Well Walk has been gone for a long while. The local Hampstead tax/property records would be able to settle this issue for sure.