Bleak House, Broadstairs

Bleak House, Broadstairs

Bleak House, formerly known as Fort House, is a large house on the cliff overlooking the North Foreland and Viking Bay in Broadstairs, Kent. The house was the site of the North Cliff Battery and was used as a coastal station for observing marine activity [ Smuggling in Kent, Bridget Ley, Jerold Publishing House and Bleak House, 1990, ISBN 0-7117-0527-5, p. 14 ] .

Bleak House and Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens lived and worked in Bleak House during summers holidays with his family spent from 1837 to 1859.

Bleak House and Smuggling

The cellar of Bleak House contained a museum dedicated to the art of smuggling for a number of years [ ibid ] .

References

External Links

[http://www.bleakhouse.info/ Bleak House Official Website Broadstairs]

[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/4894568.stm Blaze at Bleak House]


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