Along the Grand Union Canal, Linslade
Built in toward the end of the nineteenth
century in a Chinese style, for the canal engineer Gordon Cale
Thomas. The garden included an ice house and a sunken tennis court
which could be used as an ice rink in the winter. The garden were
the setting for Sunday School picnics.
Mr Thomas was charged in 1916 with embezzlement and the house
was subsequently sold for £3,300. After the Second World War the
property was converted to flats. In June 1971 the building was
destroyed by fire and demolished.