Save The Three Cups Hotel

The Three Cups Hotel

Campaigning for preservation of the hotel where J.R.R. Tolkien stayed and gained inspiration for his mythology. Jane Austen, G.K. Chesterton, Tennyson and H.W. Longfellow were also guests. The hotel featured in the film, “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. Please send articles to me, Andrew Townsend, at or add a comment. Thanks to David Moss for all his work. Comments are closed at WDDC for the plans to redevelop the site but you can still write to the papers.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The French Inspector's Wisdom

I heard part of a programme on BBC Radio 4 today about Prosper Merimee, who was was employed as Inspector General of Historical Monuments in France in the 1830s.

He was apparently very effective in preserving the architecural heritage of his country. He was also a writer with a wide interest in literature. I wonder what he would make of the current sad state of The Three Cups hotel with all its literary connections if he were alive today.


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