What I didn't know was that their name was also well-known far from all that.
A recent work trip took me from "society" to the Far East. Professional diligence took me off the beaten tourist paths. Non-professional curiosity took me deep into local neighborhoods, where the signs in shop windows were in scripts I'd never seen in several decades of travel.
There, sandwiched between a stall selling some kind of food (as best as I can tell) and what I believe to be a house of "ill-repute" stood Wellbourne Tower.
What the hell is it doing here?