Agatha Christie died here in 1976. In 1934, Agatha Christie and Max Mallowan purchased Winterbrook House, here in WInterbrook, a hamlet adjoining the small market town of Wallingford. Winterbrook House, a Queen Anne house (mid 18th century), was believed to be the model for Danemead, Miss Marple's house in the village of St Mary Mead. It is a Grade II listed building. This was their main residence for the rest of their lives and the place where Christie did most of her writing. This house, too, bears a blue plaque. Christie led a very low-profile life despite being known in the town of Wallingford, where she was for many years President of the local amateur dramatic society.