Addlestone Town Trail
Firfield

Firfield
Firfield
Anna Maria Hall
 
 
Now St. Augustine's Convent/Home, this was previously owned by Mr. T.A. Tulk (after whom the Tulk Hall in the Community Centre is named). Before then, in the 1840s, it was the residence of authors Samuel Carter Hall (who edited an art journal) and Anna Maria Hall (who wrote many novels and The Book of the Thames). Both were benefactors of St. Paul's Church and School. The lady's portrait is in Chertsey Museum along with a copy of her popular book. Charles Dickens was part of their extensive literary circle of friends and is said to have visited their home.

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