Palace Road house gutted by blaze was former home of author Dennis Wheatley

Written by on May 21, 2013 in Fire, News, Uncategorized - 1 Comment
Clinton House, Palace Road, before the fire. Picture by Ronnie Hackston on Flickr

Clinton House, Palace Road, before the fire. Picture by Ronnie Hackston on Flickr

Clinton House, Palace Road, before the fire. Picture by Ronnie Hackston on Flickr

Clinton House, Palace Road, before the fire. Picture by Ronnie Hackston on Flickr

Clinton House, the substantial Victorian house gutted by fire today, was the former home of the author Dennis Wheatley.

Firefighters were called to the derelict building at 4pm today, where they found the entire first floor in flames.

Dennis Wheatley, who was born in south London and was expelled from Dulwich College, is thought to have lived at the house from 1913 to 1922.

Mystery surrounds what started the fire today.

In 2011 Lambeth approved plans for the building to be demolished and the site redeveloped as a four story building with 13 flats, a townhouse and a ground floor health centre. In April this year an application for approval of parts of the plans were made, and they are currently “under consideration” by Lambeth council.

For more information and pictures of the blaze, click here.

 

Clinton House, Palace Road, in flames earlier. Picture by

Clinton House, Palace Road, in flames earlier. Picture by Paul Redwood

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One Comment on "Palace Road house gutted by blaze was former home of author Dennis Wheatley"

  1. Charlie Rose May 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm · Reply

    Almost inevitable. Why has this house been left derelict for so long? Who owns it?

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