Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Tolkien's home receives "listed" status

BBC reports, J.R.R. Tolkien's home has been listed as a Grade II property.
Tolkien's house
The house has been given Grade II listed status
The house where he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is now protected.

"... we can also give protection to buildings that have historical association with nationally important people or events.

"Professor Tolkien's house in Oxford is a fine example of this."


Tolkien wrote part of Lord of the Rings in the drawing room

The listed status means that any future alterations will have to respect the character of the building and its preservation must be taken into account in any redevelopment.

1 comment:

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