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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone know if this is the Priory studio where the Cosmos was rocking and RT's new house?

http://www.g0sjh.com/Puttenham/Priory/index.htm

http://www.weyriver.co.uk/theriver/wey_united_B.htm

By the end of the 16th century the mill by the common formed part of Puttenham Priory (GR: SU933478),
a handsome Palladian (1) villa built in 1762 by Thomas Parker with gardens later designed by Gertrude Jekyll, and now fully restored.
The Priory has an ice house (GR: SU934477). Roger Taylor, the drummer from the band Queen lives at the house.


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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 11:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as I know Roger's studio is called Cosford Mill?

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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did he not sell this house/ studio?


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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I believe you are indeed looking at the home of his studio, he did a lot of work on the house including building a studio after he sold Cosford.


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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Togg wrote:

I believe you are indeed looking at the home of his studio, he did a lot of work on the house including building a studio after he sold Cosford.



But here it says it is owned by Cenargo International PLC as from 1982 http://images.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=http://www.g0sjh.com/Puttenham/Priory/WElv1_4375a_69_015.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.g0sjh.com/Puttenham/Priory/index.htm&h=350&w=523&sz=25&hl=en&start=2&sig2=zRcFL16DVOwJGhnze71rQQ&um=1&tbnid=pq2hzcjXFljY7M:&tbnh=88&tbnw=131&ei=Ck6jSMf3FYu60QTJlYiwBQ&prev=/images%3Fq%3DPuttenham%2BPriory%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DG

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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say it is his house/studio - look at this new pic found in the Album Club.... http://www.queenonline.com/qpr/uploads/7a43644faf9e114e8029707a396b0b19.jpg and then compare it to around the middle of the pic that's been uploaded to the google link above... I think that could be the same place! (check the ornamental stuff on the left in the album club pic)


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can I suggest for the sake of his privacy we don't put much else that will draw lots of attention to his home.

It is pretty easy these days to find pretty well everyones home address, however as we are Queen fans... why not let him get on with life without having hords of fans outside his gate.


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have to second this...


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 07:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I do agree with the privacy issue, I did think of that when I was posting, but they did give a huge clue in the press release so they can't be to bothered with info being public knowledge.
Also on the second link I put on, it did state he lived there so it was already on the web, ok maybe hidden away but a quick search on google revealed all.
Also I don't think it's a good idea to be going to there private houses, so I'd be happy for this toppic to be removed.


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As for the security question:

First: Roger will spend as much time away from the place - as he will stay there. So chances of him actually being there - if you visited would be quite remote.

Second: The reason Roger bought this place was for the remoteness and seclusion. So even if you did manage to make your way to the house - don't you think it would be pretty secure anyway?

Finally: (To the posters above) - why the need to scroll your text - it only makes your comments harder to read - and mucks up the rest of the page to boot.


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 09:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John

Security or not the last thing you want is to come home and discover dozens of folk outside your house, which as Mary will testify can be a REAL pain.

Sure Roger has a number of houses and he could be at any one of them, however that is not really the point, I just felt that there ia a time for being in the public eye and a time (when at home0 when it's nice to be left alone.

I have known the adresses of the band for many years due to a few personal connections we share and I have always felt it's best to keep them reasonably private, however, they are all freely available to anyone that cares to search for them these days, and as it has been pointed out, if he really was bothered about he wouldn't have added the name to the album credits etc.


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Togg wrote:

John

Security or not the last thing you want is to come home and discover dozens of folk outside your house, which as Mary will testify can be a REAL pain.

Sure Roger has a number of houses and he could be at any one of them, however that is not really the point, I just felt that there ia a time for being in the public eye and a time (when at home0 when it's nice to be left alone.

I have known the adresses of the band for many years due to a few personal connections we share and I have always felt it's best to keep them reasonably private, however, they are all freely available to anyone that cares to search for them these days, and as it has been pointed out, if he really was bothered about he wouldn't have added the name to the album credits etc.



Wow ppl don't like offending ppl. We're not talking about nuclear bombs, it's a house

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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 27 Aug 08, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger actually seems to live there somewhere:
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/s/86753_village_sign_is_finely_taylored

Search for "St John Puttenham" in Google Pics and you'll find nice shots of the Priory right behind the Baptist Church.


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Posted: 28 Aug 08, 05:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

una999 wrote:

it's a house
... how would YOU feel, if it were YOUR house being discussed ...?


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