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A rather plain looking house, in the Georgian style.

"Known as Greenway, this was the house where Agatha Christie and her family would spend summers and Christmases with friends, relaxing by the river (River Dart), playing croquet and clock golf, and reading her latest mystery to their guests.

Now owned by the National Trust.

The family were great collectors, and the house is filled with an important and varied collection of ceramics, Tunbridgeware, silver and books, including first editions of her novels.

It is also home to archaeological artefacts acquired in the Middle East where Agatha accompanied her husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan on excavations.

The Georgian house was built in the late 18th century for a successful sea merchant, but there has been a house on this site for over 400 years.

In the 16th century a Tudor mansion called Greenway Court was built for the Gilbert family who were leading soldiers and seafarers, and who also received patents to establish colonies in Ireland, Newfoundland and Maine."
(Information from the N.T website.)

It was a very damp and grey day. We had come by boat from Dartmouth, then walked up the hill to the house.
The National Trust were changing their ideas about visitors to some of their houses at that time, so we were actually allowed to sit on the chairs and enjoy the ambience of some of the rooms.
It really did feel homely.

In the w/s there are two more views of the house.
Thanks for looking.

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