Inverforth House, London

1pt.gif (86 bytes)This 'extra' was pure wonder. Hilda took us here just before we went to Geffrye Museum. Mr Lever of Lever Brothers fame bought this property and was fit to be tied when he discovered that there was a public pathway through his property that would allow any one walking to see his home and view what was going on while he was entertaining. So when he found out that the city of London was digging the underground he asked where they were going to dump the soil and told them they could dump it here. Well suffice to say he even got paid to put it here and thus the 800' Pergola was put up after the soil was landscaped so the aristocrats would not view the plebs (lower class) as they were strolling through...if anyone has a public pathway through their property to this day, they must leave it for anyone who wants to use it.
1pt.gif (86 bytes)You can see the view of the house through the gates - this house has now been converted to 8 units, each running around 3.5 million pounds! There is a shot of the steps and two of the pergola itself, with one of them showing the public pathway to the left and on the other side of the wall.

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