House Clearance Leith Hill
Few little facts about Leith-Hill
Leith Hill is located to the south west of Dorking, Surrey and is either the highest or second highest point in south-east England. It was possibly on the summit of Leith Hill in 851, that Ethelwulf, father of Alfred the Great, defeated the Danes who were heading for Winchester, having sacked Canterbury and London.
On the summit of Leith Hill is an 18th century Gothic tower, with panoramic views northwards to London. Richard Hull of nearby Leith Hill Place built "Prospect House" in the years 1765 to 1766, later to become known as Leith Hill Tower, with the intention of raising the hill above 1,000 ft (305 m) above sea level. Following his death, the building was stripped of its contents, doors and windows, and fell into ruin. In 1864, Mr Evelyn of nearby Wotton House decided to reopen it, but the concrete made this difficult, and so the additional turreted side-tower was added to allow access to the top of the tower.
The tower was fully restored by the National Trust in 1984.