Eastlands was built around 1789 by John Eastland. From the 1920s, it was owned by the best-selling writer of historical romances George Warwick Deeping (1877–1950), particularly famous for ‘Sorrell and Son’ (1925).
It was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1959 by his wife, Maude Phyllis Merrill, and it is therefore appropriate that a portrait of her by James Penniston Barraclough still hangs there. The house is leased, and not open to the public.
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Portrait of the Testator, Maude Phyllis Merrill (1882/1883–1971), Mrs Warwick DeepingJames Penniston Barraclough (1891–1942)
National Trust, Eastlands
James Penniston Barraclough (1891–1942)
National Trust, Eastlands is part of
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