A house built in 1889, which from 1915 was the home of General Sir Herbert Plumer.  With his squat figure, ruddy countenance and white moustache, General Plumer cut an apparently comical figure which belied the reality that he was one of the most effective and successful of First World War generals.  He later became Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta.

A diplomat, Charles Howard-Smith, moved in in the 1920s.  After his appointment as British Minister to Denmark in October 1939, he and his family were captured by the Germans when Copenhagen was occupied, but were soon released and reached England in a sealed train via Holland and Belgium.