HEATHFIELD HOUSE, BLETCHINGDON

Scope and Content

Heathfield House was bought in 1868 by

Arthur (XIII), Viscount Valentia, and

was used as a dower house for his mother

and her second husband, George Talbot

Devereux. After their respective deaths

in 1884 and 1898, Arthur (XIII) leased

it out regularly. Finally, after his

death in 1927, his son Caryl sold the

property to Col. John Alsager Pollock.

As the letters in 3D/28 below show,

Pollock borrowed some money from Caryl

Annesley to pay for the property, but

reneged on his payments, and the house

had to be repossessed and was eventually

sold again in 1935.

Earlier deeds on this property may be

found at E6/3/20D above.