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Report - Stonecross Mansion Ulverstone Sept 2011

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Georgie60, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. Georgie60

    Georgie60 exitus acta probat
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    Stonecross Mansion Ulverstone
    Playing catch up at the moment,this is from a visit I did in September last year.
    Bit of History
    Stonecross was built by Myles Kennedy in 1874 one of 3 sons of Charles Storr
    Kennedy and Elizabeth(nee Burton)of the Burton Banking Family.
    C S Kennedy began the mining at Roanhead and Askam,and on his death in 1857
    The business was taken over by his eldest son Charles Burton Kennedy and the
    Youngest son Myles.When Charles died in 1865 Myles took over the company.

    Myles Kennedy married Margaret Rowley in 1861 and the had 16 Children 6 sons
    And 10 daughters.

    The building did house a large painting on the grand staircase,depicting Tennysons
    Sleeping Beauty.This was in 3 panels and 12’ high Depicting The Arrival,The Revival
    And The Departure,apparently using Family membersAnd friends.This was painted
    by Lucien Besche ,signed and dated 1880.
    Beche was a miniature painter for Mintons and later Copeland ,so its seems unusual
    For him to paint such a large work.
    The floor tiles in the main hall are by Minton so maybe there was some connection.

    In recent years the Building was the Head Office of Marl International who spent
    Thousands of pounds on restoring the building.After being refused planning permission
    To extend the property to the rear,they had to move elsewere.

    I understand that the house and grounds are owned by Persimmion Homes and
    Although it is obvious they have done some work to the property ,its future is
    Unknown.

    Really glad I went when I did, because I understand that the House has now been made
    Well secure.

    Thanks for reading Now the Pics!

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    Floor in Minton Tiles
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    The Missing Paintings(Where are they Now?)
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    Thanks again for looking
     
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  2. DubExplore

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    Some good photos, looks like a cool place for a mooch around. :thumb
     
  3. Miss Mayhem

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    Very nice, you have some cracking shots there :thumb
     
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    Very nice very interesting looking place.
     
  5. GRONK

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    Loving picture 7, shame that it's been left like this. :(
     
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    I liked this place, brings back memories of an interesting access where i ended up scooping a baby frog who had jumped in my pocket and placing him carefully back where i assume he came from ..... so cute :-)
     
  7. Georgie60

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    Thanks for the comments, ages ago since I did this one.Was so lucky that day to gain access.
    Wonder what state its in now?
     
  8. pusher

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    It still looks great :)
     
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