The Exhibition comes to Hebden Bridge!

On Monday August 1st (not long now!) my ‘Lost Houses of the South Pennines’ exhibition will come to Hebden Bridge Town Hall.

Come and have a look at these large, colourful paintings of the regions lost houses, and find out about their rise and fall.

highsunderlandHigh Sunderland

Demolished by Calderdale council in 1951, High Sunderland is thought to have been Emily’s Bronte’s inspiration for Wuthering Heights.

oakworth houseOakworth House

An Italianate mansion in Oakworth with some 40 temperature controlled glass houses and a Turkish bath. It was destroyed by fire in 1909

NCH1New Cragg Hall

An Arts an Crafts style mansion with fountains and rose gardens in the heart of Cragg Vale. It stood for less than 20 years before it was destroyed by fire in 1921.

centre-vale-mansionCentre Vale Mansion.

The house that stood in what is now known as Todmorden Park. Demolished by the council is 1953.

harrowins

littlemoorHarrowins and Littlemoor Castle

Both owned by the Foster family in Queensbury. Both demolished in the early 2oth Century.

norland hallNorland Hall

The strangest story of all! It was bought by William Randolph Hearst and shipped to California.

Castle carrCastle Carr

The vast castle with water gardens that stood, hidden deep in the moors at Luddenden Dean. Bad luck seemed to follow anyone associated with it.

manor heath 1Manor Heath

A grand gentleman’s manor house belonging to the Crossley Family of Halifax. It stood at the heart of Manor Park. It was demolished with gelignite by the council in 1957.

horton hallHorton Hall

Home to many famous people, among them Abraham Sharp, a scientist who heightened the central porch to create an observatory. It was demolished in 1965.

The Exhibition will be there until August 25th.

 

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