Interested as I am in rock n roll landmarks, I'm hoping somebody could tell me a little more about Rod Stewart's old mansion which he owned from about '72 to '76. It was called Cranbourne Court and he lived here with Dee Harrington and briefly with Britt Ekland. It is in Winkfield, close to Windsor Forest. A lot of the footage in 'Smiler' documentary was filmed there.
It used to be a white fronted property. I did hear it's in the hands of a business now, probably as offices. Anyway if anyone has pics of Rod here or of the building at any time I'd really be interested. Especially as I plan on buying it when I win the £100 million Eurolottery tonight!!
I did come across these snippets:
Parish Ward Application Number Winkfield Winkfield And Cranbourne 04/00219/LB Proposal Application for listed building consent for internal alterations to restore parts of house and lodge to former condition. Repair to swimming pool roof. Site Cranbourne Court Windsor Road Winkfield Windsor Berkshire SL4 2DD Decision Decision Date Approval 07 April 2004 ____________________________________________________________
An adjoining 18th century mansion, Cranbourne Court, was once part of the same estate. It has had various names over the years and a myriad of well-known residents, including Admiral Sir Charles Rowley, General Sir Thomas Willshire, the Victorian actress Edna May and singer Rod Stewart. Bob Hope rented it in the Summer of 1961 when filming 'The Road to Hong Kong' and lived their with Bing Crosby and their families.
Other residences are Cranbourne Hall and Cranbourne Court. When the comedian Billy Connolly lived here, he called his house Gruntfuttock Hall but not all of the local residents were equally amused, and the name was removed as soon as Mr Connolly moved on to greater things.
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Let Rod move back in - '76 is exactly the start of his long decline, so maybe 'it's magic...magic' as creative enviropnment! And then Bob Hope can visit & make the sort of proto Woody Allen comedies he mastered in the '30s/40s, before he too slid into aging caricature, contracted to wade through awful TV specials with guests Ann Margaret and the Pittsburgh Steelers, so awful they inspired some (forgotton by me) punk band top record "Die Bob Die"...