Rylands, Lever etc- so you bequeath your estate

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  • hora
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    Question, I have a very hazy understanding. I was watching a programme last night and John Rylands was brought up. I didn’t realise that Longford Park near me was his estate with a huge house in the middle of it that was bequested to the people(?).

    Heres the great house today:

    and in 1977

    What happened?

    🙁

    Rivi was left to the people? Todays its now a private company via the utilities sell off.

    Anything else?

    IHN
    Member

    What’s the question?

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    IHN – Member
    What’s the question?

    [quote] hora – Member
    Anything else? [/quote]I’ll start: Porridge was lumpy this morning

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Another sad example.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philips_Park,_Prestwich

    House lived in until 1946.

    House pulled down in 1950 and turned into a car park with a dog poo bin.

    hora
    Member

    So the Lodge was the gateway/entrance?

    The entrance road would have then snaked down (across the M60 before it was there) then up through to the carpark?

    Actually I bet it was more level and the engineers dug down abit to keep the M60’s path level?

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    The lodge was moved brick by brick when the motorway went through. The old big house was on the car park where HTN Mission Control used to be. The orangery is listed so it can’t be pulled down but it can be boarded up. The stables are still standing but are derelict.

    The problem was that the council couldn’t afford it so it was pulled down before it fell down. I guess John Ryland’s house was the same.

    hora
    Member

    Cynical me but the council love building new civic things for themselves.

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