This is a three-storey, red-brick house with Doric columns either side of its main doorway situated opposite the County Court building in Castle Lane. It was built prior to 1798 for George Fowles and acquired about 1805 by the Marquis of Lansdowne as part of a parcel of property that also included the remains of the medieval castle. The Marquis’s widow lived at Lansdowne House until c.1818, after which it passed into the hands of solicitor Edward Bryant. On Bryant’s death in 1834 the house passed to his business partner Charles Deacon. The property has since been associated with solicitors, latterly with the firm of Paris Smith and Randall occupying the premises until 1997. It is Grade II listed; see the listing information here.

Lansdowne House

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Photograph, c.2003. Lansdowne House is the building with the portico.

Further reading:

Lansdowne House, by Norman Kemish. (HS/ps)

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