Queer Places:
Nether Lypiatt Manor, Lypiatt, Stroud GL6 7LS, UK
St Mary, Helmingham Road (B1077), Helmingham, Suffolk, IP14 6EQ, UK

Denis Plantagenet Tollemache was born on 12 January 1884. He was the son of Hon. Lyonel Plantagenet Tollemache and Lady Blanche Sybil King. He died on 1 May 1942 at age 58, unmarried. On 6 May 1905 granted rank of baron's younger son. He was Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1919. He was High Sheriff Rutland , Lieutenant-Colonel 7th Hus, WW I (despatches, brevet, POW 1917–18): GSO(3) 1914, Bde-Maj 1914–15, commander 1st Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment 1916–17 (and 7th Hussars 1923–27, ret 1928) in 1933.

In 1895 Violet Gwynne entered into a mariage blanc with Gordon Woodhouse. His reasons for entering into the marriage are unclear. In 1899, William Barrington (heir to a viscountcy) moved into the marital house, joined later by Max Labouchere and Denis Tollemache. This arrangement was referred to in society circles as the "Woodhouse circus".


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