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History of the house and the area.

Jack The Lad

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Jack the lad Here is the story of one of the previous owners of Penraevon. He is Jack Foreman and lived here with his…

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Legacy of Penraevon

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When researching the history of the house and especially the name Penraevon you come across strange pieces of information which are all factually true…

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Newton Park Estate

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Newton Park Estate Background The Newton Park Estate is a Victorian Residential Development, in North Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. It has been a conservation area…

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Cragside

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The four month push to get the Kitchen finished is finally coming to an end, so we hopped off for a week away at…

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Repair Restore Renovate

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Repair, Restore or Renovate When we started on this journey we used the words repair, restore and renovate interchangeably. We just wanted the house…

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A Poet Goes North

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A Poet Goes North This is a beautiful film with the poet John Betjeman wandering the streets of Leeds. It is interesting to see…

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A Tennis Court?

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A Tennis Court? We have uncovered a For Sale by Auction Notice, in the Leeds Mercury from Saturday, September 7th, 1895, for our house….

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Where do we live?

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We call the house Penraevon, but I knew from the solicitors that the Land Registry call it 4 Laurel Mount. Two days before we move…

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