Hi Tony,Thanks Mike! Where is that place? Is it a hotel or conference centre of something now?
I most say those are some pretty cool looking houses/estates. Where I live we have nothing like the architecture they have in Europe/England. Looks like those places would cost a fortune to keep warm.Just add to the Ismay family house in Liverpool. Here are some photos of his brother James Ismay house in Dorset with 400 hundred area. Still stand to day too. Who got the better deal?
Nice pics. It seems they have maintained the property very well. Off topic: the less trees quote...I read that when the Romans first invaded Britain that the island was practically covered in trees. Over the centuries they decimated the forests to where only a little is left today.1936 after James death. As to today there seem to be less trees. The end lower wing was added by James as a billiard room.
Just a few more photos of James Ismay property. This must be the most of what is left of the Ismay family property still standing today!
One of the cottages is claiming they have spare cabin doors from Olympic/Titanic inside! I have seen them but look rather large for a ship?
I am just curious about something related to Bruce Ismay. He grew up living in a large house on Beach Lawn, Waterloo, Liverpool, very close to a large old villa and estate called Sandheys. Then in 1893, he sees and likes a large property set in a number of acres, in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, overlooking the Mersey, buys it and lived there till 1920.
I am just wondering whether it is coincidence that both houses had the same name, or whether in fact he renamed the large villa he bought, in memory of the house he had grown up so close to, and which had been demolished in 1889.
The OS maps do not help - the 1907 map showing Mossley Hill does show a number of grand mansions with that much land, mostly named, but none are called Sandheys. There is one, un-named, that could be his.
Thanks and best wishes