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The original Staplefield Place
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The original Staplefield Place

This is the original Staplefield Place which was built around the 1870s and one assumes that the architect and owner expected it would still be standing in the 21st century. However, around the turn of the century it was purchased by Mr Edward Denny, whose company helped to found the Danish Bacon Company. Seemingly, he did not like the design and decided to have it pulled down and in about 1904 it was replaced by an architecturally more-pleasing building as can be viewed on several pages on this website, such as picture #498.
Picture added on 18 April 2013 at 14:58
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I have enthused about the replacement Staplefield Place on picture #497, because as a bricklayer apprentice in 1949 I worked there when it was being adapted for the London County Council to a residential school, I became appreciative of the scale and quality of the building.
My admiration for the Danish Bacon importer, Mr Denny, though, has taken a bit of a knock now that I learn that to build his house he demolished this previous house, shown here, that was similar in size, with outstanding architectural features and only 30 years old.
What a blow for the people earlier involved with that building! I'm not going to buy any more of his bacon.
Added by Arthur Shopland on 19 April 2013
I was a pupil at Staplefield Place School; please can you tell me if the old bus is still there?
See comments at picture #497.
Added by Aleks Whitemore on 20 January 2015
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