Photographer's Note

Jenkyn Place, formerly Bentley House is a large two storey Queen Anne house that was much enlarged and altered in the 20th century. Located in the village of Bentley in Hampshire, it is surrounded by some fine gardens laid out in the English style. At one time the house belonged to the shipping magnate Harold Sanderson the owner of the White Star Line. It is believed that Mr Sanderson learned of the sinking of the Titanic whilst at Jenkyn Place in Bentley.

The gardens are open to the general public at certain times of the year.

Bentley is a village and civil parish in the East Hampshire district of Hampshire, England. The parish has an acreage of 2,299 acres (9.30 square kilometres). The village is located just off the A31 trunk road between Farnham in Surrey and Alton, being about five miles (8 kilometres) west of Farnham and six miles (10 kilometres) east of Alton. It is served by Bentley railway station, which is about one mile (1.6 kilometres) to the south and is actually in the parish of Binsted.

The village is most famous for being the location of a BBC Radio 4 and ITV Docu-Drama from the 1990s called The Village (TV Series), which followed local residents about their daily lives.

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