One of C.S. Lewis’ Former Homes Could Be Torn Down
Oxford Mail reports that campaigners are trying to save Hillsboro House, a former home of Narnia author C.S. Lewis, from being torn down for “potential redevelopment.”
Lewis lived at the house for eight years after serving in World War I. He and his friend Paddy Moore had made a pact that if one of them died in the war, the survivor would take care of the others’ family. Paddy was killed, so Lewis moved in with his mother, Janie Moore, to look after her. The house is located on Holyoake Road in Headington.
A spokesman for agents Elwood and Company said: “There is absolutely opportunity for it to be restored as a house. We are not advertising it to tear it down and build ‘X’ amount of flats, we have been instructed to put it up for sale.”
Abingdon resident Ronald Brind would like to save the house and “make it like the Kilns, as a place for visitors to explore.”