News in the Bournemouth Daily Echo and national papers that Delft tiles have been found during a house demolition in Southbourne is Â a surprise.
If you are walking the coast path today you might just catch the last of the late Victorian house on the north-west corner of Twynham Road and Foxholes Road.
The tiles were part of a fireplace hidden by later owners.
The corner residence was built for artist Arthur Bell (1849-1916) and his author wife Nancy R E Meugens. His work survives and her books are still in print.
The house had a large window at the back overlooking a big garden. Paintings produced here include one of sheep on the meadow leading to nearby Hengistbury Head.
Living nearby at the time Â and fascinated by the countryside was James Elroy Flecker who featured it in his poem Brumana.
A little further down Foxholes Road, towards Tuckton, was Foxholes, home of Edinburgh Review Henry Reeve editor who enjoyed the view.