A Walk Down Langford Place

Sunnyside, 14 Langford Place
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16 Langford Close, the home of Dame Laura Knight
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12 Langford Close,
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4 Langford Place
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2 Langford Place
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1 Langford Place
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3 Langford Place
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5 LangfordPlace, formerly Number 3, Durham House
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20 and 18 Langford Close
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This page was added on 09/04/2011.

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  • 12, Langford Place was where my grandparents lived throughout my childhood. It was where my parents held their wedding reception and the house was unique, with two studios, and strange staircases, one to the right of the front door, all wood, of which every step creaked when one trod on it, which for a small child, formed a strong impression. There was also a tiny staircase up to the bathroom, which had stained-glass windows seen above the front door. The front door in the photograph must have been added after my grandparents moved. Someone also misguidedly demolished part of the front wall to the pavement removing the arched doorway and thereby destroying what had been a totally secret garden. Next door lived the artist, Thea Doniach, whose brother ‘Pili’ was an architect. Thea and Pili were friends of my grandparents. John Betjeman could not have been inside the house, for it had not a whisper of anything frightening about it; quite the contrary-it was a place filled with fantasy. Laura Knight was also a personal friend of my grandmother, and we have a delightful drawing which she did and inscribed to my grandmother Sheila.

    By Igor Kennaway (07/07/2019)
  • 12 Langford Place inspired the John Betjeman poem in which he refers to it as a “witch’s house”

    By RUTH DONIACH-DURANT (17/09/2017)

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