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'''Woodridings''', or '''19 Lakeside Road''', was a bungalow owned by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. It was situated in Branksome, Poole near [[Bournemouth]]. He bought the house in [[1968]], and he and [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] lived there until her death in [[1971]]. Widowed Tolkien moved back to Oxford in March 1972.
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'''Woodridings''', or '''19 Lakeside Road''', was a bungalow owned by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]. It was situated in Branksome, Poole near [[Bournemouth]]. He and [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]] moved there in [[1968]] to escape Tolkien's fame in [[Oxford]] after his retirement, and lived there until Edith's death in November 1971.<ref name=TL838>Pieter Collier, 9th July 2008, "[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/838-Own_a_Piece_of_Tolkien_History.php Here is your chance to own a piece of Tolkien history]", [[TolkienLibrary.com]]</ref> The widowed professor moved back to Oxford in March 1972.<ref>Rodney Legg, November 2009, "[http://www.dorsetlife.co.uk/2009/11/tolkien-in-bournemouth-and-dorset/ Tolkien in Bournemouth and Dorset]", Dorset Life</ref>
 
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They moved there to escape Tolkien's fame in [[Oxford]] after his retirement.<ref name=TL838>Pieter Collier, 9th July 2008, "[http://www.tolkienlibrary.com/press/838-Own_a_Piece_of_Tolkien_History.php Here is your chance to own a piece of Tolkien history]", [[TolkienLibrary.com]]</ref>
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The house was sold some time after September 2007 by the person who bought it from Tolkien<ref name=TL838/> and subsequently demolished to be replaced with two "superb contemporary houses", which at some point were given the names "Luthien House" and "Beren House".<ref>[https://goo.gl/maps/jGrqU Luthien House and Beren House] on [[wikipedia:Google Street View|Google Street View]] as of 19th June 2015</ref>
 
The house was sold some time after September 2007 by the person who bought it from Tolkien<ref name=TL838/> and subsequently demolished to be replaced with two "superb contemporary houses", which at some point were given the names "Luthien House" and "Beren House".<ref>[https://goo.gl/maps/jGrqU Luthien House and Beren House] on [[wikipedia:Google Street View|Google Street View]] as of 19th June 2015</ref>

Latest revision as of 21:02, 1 December 2019

Woodridings, or 19 Lakeside Road, was a bungalow owned by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was situated in Branksome, Poole near Bournemouth. He and Edith moved there in 1968 to escape Tolkien's fame in Oxford after his retirement, and lived there until Edith's death in November 1971.[1] The widowed professor moved back to Oxford in March 1972.[2]

The house was sold some time after September 2007 by the person who bought it from Tolkien[1] and subsequently demolished to be replaced with two "superb contemporary houses", which at some point were given the names "Luthien House" and "Beren House".[3]

Various "treasures" recovered from Tolkien's house were put up for exhibition in November 2008.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pieter Collier, 9th July 2008, "Here is your chance to own a piece of Tolkien history", TolkienLibrary.com
  2. Rodney Legg, November 2009, "Tolkien in Bournemouth and Dorset", Dorset Life
  3. Luthien House and Beren House on Google Street View as of 19th June 2015
  4. Pieter Collier, 8th November 2008, "Tolkien Treasures from Woodridings come to Hazael Design in Wimborne", TolkienLibrary.com