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Cuffnells Hampshire REVIVALHERITAGE 1805

The south front was designed by Sir John Soane.

In 1788 George Rose (1744-1818) owned Cuffnells & was first MP for Lymington, then Christchurch. He was friends with William Pitt the younger (Prime Minister at age 24) and his own son was an MP. He later became treasurer of the navy and was host at Cuffnells for Pitt and George III.

Home of Alice Pleasance Liddell after her marriage to Reginald Hargreaves in 1880 until 1934. Alice was famed as the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. By 1928, running Cuffnells had become a burden and she sold the manuscript 'Alice's Adventures Under Ground' for £15,400 (equivalent of over £1/2 million in 2012).

After a period as a hotel, the house was finally demolished in 1957.

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Taken on November 25, 2012