W. Harrison Ainsworth occupied this house from 1853-1867 and wrote the following romances: The Star Chamber; Lord Mayor of London; The Flitch of Bacon; Cardinal Pole; The Spendthrift; John Law. The Projector; Mervyn Clitheroe; The Spanish Match; Ovingdean Grange; Constable De Bourbon; Constable of the Tower; Old Court This tablet was erected by C.A.Bleckly. 1910