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Eagle House, Wimbledon

High Street, Wimbledon

This building is on the Nelson Trail.

Built around 1617 for Robert Bell, a wealthy London merchant, the house was bought by Reverend Thomas Lancaster in 1790 and became the “Wimbledon School for Young Noblemen and Gentlemen.”

In September 1805 Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton visited Wimbledon Academy, where they were greeted by the pupils and entertained with readings in the front parlour. The property was then re-named, “Nelson House School.”

How to get there

A short walk from the following bus routes: 93, 200.

See also

This page was last updated on Friday 28 October 2011

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