The Story of Cromwell House at Mortlake, by Helen Deaton

The Story of Cromwell House at Mortlake, by Helen Deaton
The Story of Cromwell House at Mortlake, by Helen Deaton

Book published by the Barnes and Mortlake History Society, 110 pages. Paperback (N6317X1)

From the foreword: When I first began house-hunting in Mortlake I was encouraged to view a house in Parliament Mews. The estate agent explained that an old house, Cromwell House, had once existed on the site which had been owned by Oliver Cromwell, hence its name. I was greatly impressed by this. A few months later we moved into Parliament Mews and I was determined to find out more. However, nothing is ever as simple as it first appears. I was soon to discover that there had been at least two buildings called Cromwell House and while Oliver Cromwell might have had connections with the area he owned neither of them. So much for local myths. I was not disappointed however as the history of the houses was even more intriguing than I had initially believed and their history went back further than the 17th century. And so began my reading and research into the history of Mortlake, Thames Bank, Cromwell House and its residents. It was a fascinating journey and my knowledge of the local area as well as English political and social history has developed beyond cognition. Chapters include:
  • Setting the Scene
  • Old Cromwell House - How it all Began
  • The Williams and Cromwell Families to 1559
  • The Blackwell Family, 1625-1660
  • Charles and Arabella Howard, 1660-1681
  • Edward Colston, 1689-1721
  • The Aynscombe Family, 1784-1821
  • New Cromwell House and the Wigan Family 1858-1919
  • Cromwell House in the 20th Century to the Present Day

 The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.


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