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Whose House?

12 Downing Street is the official residence of the Click to show or hide the answer

Bought the Old Vicarage, Grantchester, in December 1979 (still living there in 2016) Click to show or hide the answer
Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, was in the 1930s the home of Click to show or hide the answer
Born 1775 in the rectory of Steventon, Hampshire; family moved to Bath following her father’s retirement in 1801, to Southampton 1805 following his death, and to Chawton Cottage, near Alton, Hants (now a museum to her life) in 1809; died 1817 Click to show or hide the answer
Born 1806 in Coxhoe Hall, Co. Durham; but more associated with Wimpole Street, Westminster, where the family was living when she eloped with Robert Browning (1846) Click to show or hide the answer
Shipley Windmill, West Sussex: restored as a memorial to Click to show or hide the answer
Haworth Parsonage (near Bradford) Click to show or hide the answer
Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, was the ancestral home of (but sold – after his death? – to pay off his debts) Click to show or hide the answer
Chartwell, Kent: country home from 1924, until his death in 1965, of Click to show or hide the answer
12 Woodgate, Helpston, near Peterborough: birthplace (1793) of (Northamptonshire's 'peasant poet') Click to show or hide the answer
Lived at Firefly Estate, Jamaica (after leaving the UK in the 1950s for tax reasons), and died there in 1973 Click to show or hide the answer
Born at Mount House, Shrewsbury, 1809; lived at Down House, Downe, Kent (now in the London Borough of Bromley) from 1842, and died there in 1882 Click to show or hide the answer
Family who built Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, Bucks 1874–79 Click to show or hide the answer
48 Doughty Street, Holborn: now a museum, once (1830s) the home of Click to show or hide the answer
Hughenden Manor, near High Wycombe, was the home from 1848, until his death in 1881, of Click to show or hide the answer
Buckland Abbey, Devon: home of Click to show or hide the answer
Wrote many novels in his Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye Click to show or hide the answer
Cirrhosis–by–the–Sea (nickname given by two Hollywood stars to a house in Malibu that they once shared – around the time of World War II) Click to show or hide the answer
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Rooksnest, Stevenage: childhood home of Click to show or hide the answer
Two very different musicians who lived in adjacent houses in Brook Street, Mayfair, London, 211 years apart; both of their homes are now museums Click to show or hide the answer
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Monticello – a mansion and plantation near Charlottesville, Virginia – was built in 1772, on land inherited from his father, by Click to show or hide the answer
Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire (left to the National Trust in 1976 by his daughter Mrs. Elsie Bambridge – with his archives) Click to show or hide the answer
Arlington National Cemetery is in the grounds of the mansion of Click to show or hide the answer
251 Menlove Avenue, Woolton, Liverpool (bought by his widow and donated to the National Trust, opened to the public in 2003): childhood home of (he lived there with his Aunt Mimi and Uncle George, from age 5 to 23) Click to show or hide the answer
Converted Lindisfarne Castle to a private home in 1903 Click to show or hide the answer
20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool – acquired by the National Trust in 1998 and redecorated and furnished in authentic 1960s style: childhood home of Click to show or hide the answer
12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood, California: last home of Click to show or hide the answer
Born at Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham Click to show or hide the answer
Ivy House, Hampstead: home of 1912–31, now a museum to Click to show or hide the answer
Hill Top Farm (or House), Far Sawrey, Cumbria (formerly Lancashire): home of Click to show or hide the answer
Sagamore Hill – on Long Island, New York – was the home from 1885 until his death in 1919 of Click to show or hide the answer
Died in 1900 at Brantwood, on the shores of Coniston Water Click to show or hide the answer
Built the mansion Abbotsford on the Tweed, near Melrose Click to show or hide the answer
Died in New Place, where he had lived for the last 19 years of his life (destroyed in 1759 by its owner at that time, who had become annoyed by the visitors) Click to show or hide the answer
Villa Wahnfried, in Bayreuth, constructed in the 1870s under the sponsorship of King Ludwig II of Bavaria and now a museum Click to show or hide the answer
First Prime Minister to occupy 10 Downing Street (1735) Click to show or hide the answer
Sulgrave Manor, Northants: ancestral home of Click to show or hide the answer
Military family: occupied Quebec House, Westerham, Kent from 1726 Click to show or hide the answer
Lived at Dove Cottage, Grasmere, 1799–1808 (with his sister Dorothy) Click to show or hide the answer

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