Winslow Hall, Winslow MK18 3HL, UK
Felix Hall, Colchester CO5 9DG, UK
Clouds House, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Salisbury SP3 6BE, UK
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Geoffrey Houghton-Brown (April 12, 1903 - February 3, 1993) was an artist and connoisseur.
Geoffrey Alban Michael Houghton Brown was born in Wimbledon on April 12, 1903.
During World War II, considered unfit for service, he volunteered to estinguish fires following the bombings on the roof of Westminster Abbey.
In 1947 he bought Winslow Hall, a Grade I building that was under threat of demolition. It became an antiques showroom, and was sold again in 1959. Other than Winslow Hall, he owned Clouds House, Oving Hall, and Felix Hall.
Other than collector of 18th century furniture, Houghton Brown was a painter of religious pictures in the Byzantine- Cubist style and had a studio in Tottenham Court Road. He was friend, and follower, of Roy de Maistre. He exhibithed at the Ebury Street gallery, "Sacred Abstract Art".
He edited an apologia of Nostradamus.
He was also friends with Father Martin D'Arcy, Oliver Messel and James Lees-Milne. His lifelong companion was Ronald Fleming (1896 - 1968).
Geoffrey Houghton-Brown died in Kingston upon Thames on February 3, 1993.
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- ^ cite journal|last1=LEES-MILNE|first1=JAMES|title=Obituary: Geoffrey Houghton Brown|journal=The Independent|date=1993|url=https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-geoffrey-houghton-brown-1472155.html|accessdate=15 January 2018
- ^ cite news | url=http://www.countrylife.co.uk/culture/article/119121/For-sale-Winslow-Hall.html | title=For Sale: Winslow Hall | magazine=Country Life | date=10 May 2007 | author=Penny Churchill
- ^ cite book|last1=Lees-Milne|first1=James|last2=Bloch|first2=Michael|title=Diaries, 1984-1997|date=2011|publisher=Hachette UK|page=195|url=https://books.google.it/books?id=PyqpKFINPUIC&pg=PT195|accessdate=10 January 2018