Monday, February 20, 2017

And Another Tolkien House on Sale

Thanks to Janice, without whom I wd have missed it, but as the following link shows there's another Tolkien house currently for sale. This time it's Rock Cottage in Great Haywood, Staffordshire, where the Tolkiens lived briefly while JRRT was recovering from his complete physical breakdown in the trenches. This one is going for just 375,000 pounds and unlike the house on Sandfield Road comes with the official JRRT-lived-here blue plaque mounted on the wall. I'm glad to have a picture of what this house looked like -- for one thing, I assumed from the word 'cottage' that it was a one-story building, whereas the photo shows that it's definitely two.

--John R.
current reading, A SECRET VICE and some P. G. Wodehouse murder mystery stories.


Michael Flowers said...

Actually, David Robbie believes there is strong circumstantial evidence that the Tolkiens lived here, but he cannot be 100% certain. The plaque isn't official. It was put up by the current owner, and replaces a previous one riddled with errors!

John D. Rateliff said...

Thanks for the additional information, Michael. Much appreciated.
--John R.