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Arnold Bennett

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Bennett, (Enoch) Arnold (1867-1931), 

English novelist, playwright, and essayist, born in Hanley (27th May 1867), Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Arnold Bennett's home No 205 Waterloo Road

Enoch Bennett, the father of Arnold Bennett, had bought a building site on Henry Meakin’s estate for £200 in 1879 where he built a house at a cost of £900, No 205 Waterloo Road. This is a large three-storey red brick house with a façade much embellished with terra cotta. It has two bay windows at the front and six bedrooms.

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Bennett's memorial

Burslem Cemetery and Clayhanger


The Bennett family were recorded in the new house in the 1881 census:

1881 census:

Dwelling: 205 Waterloo Rd
Census Place: Burslem, Stafford, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Enoch BENNETT M 37 M Head Burslem  Solicitor
Sarah A. BENNETT  M 40 F Wife Mottram, Cheshire Solicitors Wife
Enoch A. BENNETT   13 M  Son Hanley Scholar
Frank C. BENNETT   12 M Son Hanley Scholar
Fannie G. BENNETT   11 F Daur Hanley Scholar
Emily V. BENNETT  9 F  Daur Hanley Scholar
Eliza Tertia BENNETT  8 F Daur Burslem Scholar
Septimus A. BENNETT 4 M Son Burslem Scholar
Emily DURBER  U 23 F Serv Burslem General Domestic Servant


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