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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Belmont House, Lyme Regis: Open Day; John Fowles; Eleanor Coade; Coade Stone; Landmark Trust

Landmark Trust (with the help of generous and anonymous donors) has done a splendid job of restoration. Initially sceptical, I have been converted!

I finally made it to Belmont House....

I watched the Channel 4 programme broadcast on 14 October, 2015, the first in the series "Restoring Britain's Landmarks", which featured the restoration of Belmont House. Not a single mention of John Fowles!

Update, from The Times, October 24, 2015, from article by Andrew Riley:

"Little obvious trace of Fowles's ownership survives...In some ways it seems a missed opportunity not to have left even one room as Fowles had it".

I have to agree.

Belmont House as it was before 1952, British History Online

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