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Mystery place no. 2
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Mystery place no. 2

A Tom Kent picture date unknown, and indeed subject unknown. Any ideas?

My own guess is that it is Melsetter House.
Picture added on 16 January 2006
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If it is from the Melsetter complex, than it's definitely not the main building. Melsetter House itself was - as part of Lethaby's design - plastered from its very beginning.
Nevertheless it might show a part of the garden house (earlier than on picture #1174 ) seen from outside the garden walls ... but I don't remember any windows on ground level ?
Added by Wolfgang on 16 January 2006
More like Berstane House. I don't think Melsetter has a metal rail around a balcony
Added by William Watters on 18 January 2006
Definetly not Melsetter House. Far too many trees and there isn't a slope that steep at the angle to the house.
Added by L Thomson on 19 January 2006
I think it's more likely grainbank house - it does have a metal balcony still in evidence around the side of the house, though in a sore state of repair now and the house has windows below garden level.
Added by Lynn Campbell on 19 January 2006
I'd say grainbank too, with those ladder windows, though I think the oldest part of berstane (at the rear) was an "ink-bottle" house of similar design.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 23 January 2006
My mother spent all her holidays at Grainbank House when she was a child with her relatives, the Twatt family, particularly her cousin Lilian Twatt. She often spoke about the wonderful house and she thought that no other property nearby had so many trees around it. I have never visited and so do hope that this is the house that gave my mum so many happy memories.
Added by Jenny Pocknell (daughter of Grace Milne) on 01 February 2006
Pardon my ignorance, but is Grainbank House situated at the bottom of Grainbank Road, or is the similarity in names just coincidence? I remember there being a large house with trees there (i.e. at the bottom of the road), but never deigned to go in...
Added by Mike Dunster on 02 February 2006
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