The Forbes family is selling some of the pictures in Old Battersea House which was restored by the late Malcolm Forbes. He paid a peppercorn rent to Wandsworth Council in return for a massive restoration. The house can be seen peeping above a wall across the road from the Thames Path between Battersea Old Church and Battersea Railway Bridge.
I see that I claim that the house dates from 1899. This is nonsense. It’s more like 1699. How did I miss that one?
Although much restored after long neglect, the house is at least late 17th-century.
It’s good to know that it is now in good shape. The Evening Standard says that Prince Charles’ art students visit for sketching.