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Eleven Estates Developed by Lionel Aglio Dibdin and his Partnership.

Archived are 10 maps showing the plan for the estates as developed by Lionel Dibdin.
It will be observed that the eleventh estate Camilla Lacey or Leladene was not developed in his lifetime but it would seem that the Partnership did do the job and judging from the present day estate it was styled in line with his wishes. 

There is historical interest regarding Camilla Lacey and Broome Park surrounding the life of Fanny Burney and her French aristocrat lover and subsequent husband Monsieur dí Arblay. see Camilla Lacey.

There are in the archives 3 books of  photographs of the exterior and interior of the property 
including about 250 photographs of the furniture and fittings.

Index to Book 1          Index to Book 2           Index to Book 3

See more about Leladene on a dedicated website www.leladene.co.uk 

It is worth noting the difficulties over property development are much the same as nowadays as can be seen from the newspaper articles.             Broome Park          Camilla Lacey (Leladene)

Lionel's son, Peter Haycraft Dibdin was articled to the Partnership but was only just 20 when his father died so was not actually a Partner and, according to family hearsay, was left out in the cold. Within a couple of years he had left and was working in a Government department before joining the army in 1939.

Edited and uploaded 29/08/2015


broomepark camilla garrattshall
South of Betchworth
Bought in 1933,  2 weeks before death of  Lionel Aglio Dibdin 

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