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Searching for a Roundworld referent: "Crundell House" appears to be a popular placename in Kent and Sussex, and a Google search turns up no less than three properties of this name in the area, although none are big or grand enough to be taken into consideration here. There is also a Crundale village in Kent near Canterbury in which one of the properties is located. Perhaps this is a distorted or Discworldised name for the sort of seriously grand country seat in which Edward VII might have made life interesting for the upstairs maids. Searches proceed. --AgProv 14:08, 26 September 2011 (CEST)

Interestnigly, the family name of the Earl of Cardigan who, in a Ronnie Rust sort of way sacrificed a light cavalry brigade for death, glory and minimal gain at Balaclava, is Brudenells. But the family seat remains Deene Park...--AgProv 14:51, 26 September 2011 (CEST)

Certainly not a rich vein: the first two Google listings for Crundells are from here. --Old Dickens 00:36, 27 September 2011 (CEST)

The book calls the area the Shires and the estate is more than a full day by coach from Ankh-Morpork, requiring a stopover at an inn. It doesn't seem to be "in" Quirm. (Quirmians might disagree, but the language and style seem Morporkian.) --Old Dickens 03:08, 14 January 2012 (CET)

Well any "proper" old-style artsy city would have estates and hamlets that extend far beyond the city but are considered to still be connected to the main town. --Zdm 07:01, 14 January 2012 (CET)