Admiral Grey’s house to go

News that the Bournemouth International Hotel, the former Abbey Mount in Priory Road, is to be pulled down means the loss of the last vestiges of an 1860s house.

It was built about 1867 for the former rector of Downton who called it Upton. By 1875  it was the home of Admiral George Grey, son of Earl Grey who had been prime minister.

George was a friend of Richard Potter whose young daughter Beatrice (Webb) probably visited the house whilst a school in the town.

 

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