Dec 8th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Monkenholt, Hadley Green


The house apparently dates from 1767. During the 1920s it was the childhood home of Dame Cicely Saunders (née Strode), the founder of the hospice movement. After the Second World War William Booth of the Gin family owned the house. In 1952 Robert Carr, who was later to become a Conservative Cabinet Minister, bought Monkenholt at auction for £9500.

In 1971 the house was subject to an attack by a terrorist organisation calling themselves the Angry Brigade.1

I was commissioned to carry out an analysis of the decorative schemes applied in various rooms.

1 An account of the bombing can be found here

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