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More of Nichols later.
The house was originally built as three possibly four cottages to accommodate local farm hands and fishermen who fished Whittlesey Mere. Over time the cottages were converted to form one single, beamed and thatched cottage, typical of the Tudor era. Up until Marchthe cottages formed part of the Glatton Hall Estate.
See photo of Glatton Hall Estate auction plots. Nichols bought the property from Ms Emily Borie Ryerson in when she inherited it from her brother John Borie, a very well-known American architect who died in John Borie specialised in gardens and interior de, working on projects on a grand scale, not just in the UK but across Europe.
Borie had an extensive list of friends that included many famous celebrities of the day, including writer Henry James. Victor Beigel was an internationally renowned pianist and vocal pedagogue whos friendships linked him with the painter John Singer Sargent, the interior deer Sybil Colefax and the composers John Ireland, Percy Grainger and Gervase Elwes.
His list of notable students included Lauritz Melchior.
Interestingly, running across both slabs, reading from left to right is the opening of the Requiem for the dead which forms an important part of the church liturgy. She survived by boarding Lifeboat No 4 with her three children and her maid. Her husband perished. Although Nichols bought the property in the Autumn ofhe did not move into it until Spring when he found it a run down and badly neglected shadow of its former glory. Antinous disappeared from view in and its whereabouts remaied a mystery until when the current owner re-discovered him burried deep beneath the udergrowth in a secluded part of the garden.
This was buried behind a panel masking an alcove under the stairs.
He was forced to raise money to fund a west end play Floodlight which subsequently proved to be a failure. There were other reasons for the sale of the property. Although Nichols sold the property in he retained the newly planted wood, adjacent to the house, for a further year in order for the trees to become established. The new owners were the Hollingworth family from Blackpool. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
She was a lovely lady. I read them over and over again and they never disappoint. A beautiful village and a perfect cottage with an unusual history. I really enjoyed your article, thank you very much. It is not a book to rush through.
So much to learn. Hope the wood with Willows survives.
Lovely post for curious me. Thankyou, Nicolette. I was a fan of Nichols when a teenager and read all his Allways trilogy. This made me research his home. I have read and reread Beverley Nichols books from a teenager and now in my 70s I still enjoy them. I visited his open garden in Ham in London, where he was much in evidence, and many years later dragged my husband and young children to Glatton.
He influenced me strongly in my love of plants and gardens, tho I have read since that he did little of the hard work! Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Really interesting article with plenty of new information. I must visit Gatton soon.
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