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Where is Charlie Watts' house? Drummer's Devon and Lewes residences explored

Amber Peake August 25, 2021
Where is Charlie Watts' house? Drummer's Devon and Lewes residences explored
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The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was announced yesterday aged 80. Following the sad news, fans are curious to know more about Charlie Watts’ houses and residences in Devon and Lewes. Let’s take a look. 

Where is Charlie Watts’ house?

Charlie Watts, drummer of iconic rock band The Rolling Stones, died yesterday (Tuesday, 24 August).

His death was announced in a statement published on the official Rolling Stones Twitter page.

It began: “It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital today surrounded by his family.”

After the much-loved musician’s death was announced online, some fans were curious to know more about the rock ‘n’ roll star’s residences.

Charlie Watts and wife Shirley lived at Halsdon Manor in Dolton, North Devon.

In the grounds of their spacious home, the couple were known for operating Halsdon Arabians, a 600-acre stud farm where they bred Polish Arabian horses.

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When did Charlie Watts live in Lewes?

Before moving to Devon, The Rolling Stones drummer lived in the East Sussex town of Lewes from 1967. He lived in a 16th-century cottage known as The Old Brewery.

However, Watts and his wife Shirley were reported to have moved out of the property in the late 1960s after receiving unwanted attention from fans.

In 2015, the owner of the house opened up on the rock star’s time at the house in an interview with MailOnline.

Professor Sir Richard Jolly, who was selling the property at the time for close to £1 million, told the publication: “Charlie and his wife loved the house but there was a perfume factory behind and, in their lunch break, the girls would stand on the roof to try to catch sight of him.”

Following the sad news of his death, one fan took to social media to share his memories of Charlie Watts and his Lewes home:

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Where did he grow up?

Charlie Watts was born 2 June 1941 at University College Hospital, London.

Watts lived with his parents, Charles and Lillian Watts, and sister Linda in Wembley north-west London.

While Wembley is known to many for its football stadium, music fans will know the district for Wembley Arena, which The Rolling Stones performed at in 1990.

We send our condolences to Charlie Watts’ family and friends at this difficult time.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.