This was the birthplace and childhood home of Alan Turing, pioneer of computer science. On 23 June 1998, on what would have been Turing’s 86th birthday, Andrew Hodges, his biographer, unveiled an official English Heritage Blue Plaque here. Visiting 2 Warrington Crescent is now the Colonnade Hotel.
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Novelist George Eliot was born in South Farm in 1819 and lived here for four months before the family moved to nearby Griff House. Sorry, this article hasn’t been completed yet. Would you like to write it for us? Humanist Heritage relies on contributions from users so if you’re interested in helping us please drop us a line.
The birthplace of philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell in 1872. It was then called ‘Ravenscroft’ and was the country home of Russell’s parents Lord and Lady Amberley. Visiting Cleddon Hall is not open to the public. However there are a number of other points of historical interest in the village, including the ‘Lost City of Trellech‘ excavation project, as [...]