Southside House is a 17th-century house located on the south side of Wimbledon Common. It is Grade II* listed.
After his child passed on in the Great Plague of London, Robert Pennington, a companion of Charles II, assembled Southside House (on Woodhayes Road close to Crooked Billet) as a place of refuge for his family.
Inside, the house contains numerous instances of seventeenth century furniture, and memorabilia associated with the Pennington family.
The house went through the Pennington-Mellor family, in the end coming into the ownership of Malcolm Munthe, the child of Hilda Pennington-Mellor and Axel Munthe. During the Second World War Southside House was harmed by German bombs, and Malcolm Munthe committed his life to reestablishing the house and another family property, Hellens, making a private world in which he could authorize his view of family ancestry and customs.
The house can be found right next to King’s college school Wimbledon.
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