Old Grove's Place, Shaston

Old Grove's Place, Shaston. Source of photograph: Jude The Obscure in the Anniversary Edition of the Wessex Novels, 1920, facing p. 242. Scanned image (2002) by Philip V. Allingham; text by Allingham and George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]

According to the editors, many of whose remarks seem based on Thomas Hardy's Wessex (1913) by Herman Lea,

Old Grove's Place, the residence of Phillotson and Sue after their marriage, is just beyond Bimport Street, Shaftesbury, near where the roads branch off to Motcombe and East Stower. The house, still to be seen [i. e., in 1912] standing almost opposite the school, is an old house with projecting porch and mullioned windows, dating back from the early part of the sixteenth century."


Hardy, Thomas. Jude The Obscure in The Writings of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse With Prefaces and Notes in Twenty-One Volumes. Vol. III. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1920.

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