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Restoration House

April 2011

Restoration House is an Elizabethan mansion so named by the consequence of a visit by Charles II the night before he was restored to the British throne in May 1660. The house was originally two medieval buildings (1454 and 1502–22) with a space between. They were joined together in 1640-1660 by inserting a third building between the two, to create a larger house.

Dickens used the house as a model for Satis House, Miss Havisham's house in Great Expectations.

Restoration House
Restoration House

Restoration House
Restoration House

Restoration House
Restoration House