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A Wimbledon ace - Lucinda Lambton

Travel | By Lucinda Lambton

Southside House, built in 1687 around the core of a Tudor farmhouse

Tudor Southside House is brimming with treasures, from Lady Hamilton’s card table to Marie Antoinette’s pearls. By Lucinda Lambton

For sheer rarity, let alone charm, beauty, delight, oddity and distinction, the Powder Closet at Southside House on Wimbledon Common surely takes the biscuit. As far as I know, it is the lone survivor of such an arrangement left in the country. In the hallway, hung heavy with canvas painted to look like tapestry, is an 18th-century hole in the wall, into which you poked your head for your wig to be set to rights. ...


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