Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Demolition fears for CS Lewis' old house

A former home of C.S. Lewis has been put up for sale, sparking fears from locals and campaigners that it could be torn down.

14 Holyoake Road, known as ‘Hillsboro’ and owned by Yatsden Limited, has now been put up for sale for £1.6 million as land for potential re-development by estate agents Elwood and Company and Strutt and Parker.

Strutt and Parker’s website claims that the property is “a prime re-development opportunity” and that it “offers huge potential”. But concern has grown among locals and C.S. Lewis experts, including Ronald Brind, who has written e-books about the author and run C.S. Lewis themed tours of Oxford, that the house may be knocked down and replaced.

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