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WESTWOOD HOUSE

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WESTWOOD HOUSE PRINT
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 33156
EARLY ENGRAVED PRINT SHOWING WESTWOOD HOUSE INCE.

Comment by: Edna on 26th May 2021 at 08:22

Where in Ince was this Ron?

Comment by: Albert.S. on 26th May 2021 at 09:14

Was this in Higher Ince, or Lower Ince Ron?.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 26th May 2021 at 11:55

The Lodge to Westwood House is still standing - at the right-hand bend to Westwood Lane. Not to be confused with the much older Westwood Hall, still standing, further down the lane.

Comment by: John on 26th May 2021 at 12:10

Would it have been down Westwood Lane past where Westwood Cemetery now is?

Comment by: Albert.S. on 26th May 2021 at 14:18

Did either of these mentioned buildings, become, in past years, St Mary’s Rectory?.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 29th May 2021 at 22:40

John - yes - just a bit further down from the cemetery. Albert - no - St Mary's never was a Rectory - that title was reserved for Parishes where the date of their foundations was lost in the mists of time - such as Wigan, Winwick, Warrington, etc. The new, largely 19th century, parishes carved out of their areas had Vicars - who lived in Vicarages.
St Mary's had a Vicarage on Westwood Lane - and Christ Church had two - one on the site of the present cemetery, and, later, one on the other end of the same row of Victorian semis as St Mary's.

Comment by: Maureen Geraci on 8th October 2021 at 22:36

what year was this print made? Do you have any further information about William Gerard Walmesley? Thank you

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