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Offline craven481

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Collar House, Prestbury
« on: Friday 11 November 11 15:49 GMT (UK) »
According to my birth certificate [1945] I was born at Collar House, Prestbury, near Macclesfield, Cheshire, although my family lived in Hilme, Manchester.

I have been told this was because the maternity hospital in Manchester [St Mary's] had been closed during the war.

I cannot find any info on Collar House.  Is the building still there?  Is there a history of the building on any website?

Any information on Collar House would be welcomed as I know nothing about it.
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Re: Collar House, Prestbury
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 November 11 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Collar House Hospital Previous name(s) Collar House Maternity Home Collar House  Address Chelford Road Macclesfield SK10 4AP http://www.rootschat.com/links/0gu6/

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Re: Collar House, Prestbury
« Reply #2 on: Friday 11 November 11 16:08 GMT (UK) »
Go to http://www.old-maps.co.uk/maps.html and put the coordinates 389220, 376665 in to the search boxes. You can see the hospital on the 1968-1969 O.S. 1: 2,500 map
The site is now a retirement housing development built in 1989, and a nursing home.
http://www.housingcare.org/housing-care/facility-info-15594-prestbury-beaumont-prestbury-england.aspx
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Re: Collar House, Prestbury
« Reply #3 on: Friday 11 November 11 16:27 GMT (UK) »
It looks as though the original hospital building is still there see http://binged.it/v7rd9a

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Re: Collar House, Prestbury
« Reply #4 on: Friday 11 November 11 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your speedy responses, Stan.

The old maps suggest it's the same building now known as Beumont Community Care Home - there's a photo on their website http://www.barchester.com/Care-Home/Prestbury-Beaumont-Care-Community/Overview/330/18 and it's the same as your modern Bing map link.

Nice to see where I was born [if indeed it is the same place] as I now live in the Midlands, but I can trace my Craven family back to the late 1700s in Tarporley Cheshire.  I might try contact the Beaumont Home direct for confirmation.

Thanks again
Ken
Craven, tarporley cheshire; hulme manchester.
Meredith, manchester.
Scanlon, sligo ireland.
Barwick, grove & reading berks; wolverhampton staffs, manchester.
Simpson, pately bridge appletreewick & halifax yorks; manchester.
Dixon, storriths bolton abbey addingham & embsay yorks; manchester

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Re: Collar House, Prestbury
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 November 11 12:49 GMT (UK) »
I found a few mentions in the newspapers.

You can work out who lived here from the dates.

1896;  1898  J C Waterhouse,  Collar House Prestbury.

1884; 1881  Gerald Peel .

1873; R Hervey aged 70 died at Collar House

1862  Misses Hervey Collar House.
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Re: Collar House, Prestbury
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 November 11 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Using the newspaper details you've kindly supplied I have now located Collar House on the censuses.  Will have to wait a while for Ancestry to put the full 1911 census on line to find the later residents.

Many thanks for the information.
Craven, tarporley cheshire; hulme manchester.
Meredith, manchester.
Scanlon, sligo ireland.
Barwick, grove & reading berks; wolverhampton staffs, manchester.
Simpson, pately bridge appletreewick & halifax yorks; manchester.
Dixon, storriths bolton abbey addingham & embsay yorks; manchester

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Re: Collar House, Prestbury
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 November 11 16:11 GMT (UK) »
http://www.prestburycheshire.com/exhibition.htm

  Some good information and a picture in the link.
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Re: Collar House, Prestbury
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 17 November 11 15:50 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks - just what I wanted to know.
Craven, tarporley cheshire; hulme manchester.
Meredith, manchester.
Scanlon, sligo ireland.
Barwick, grove & reading berks; wolverhampton staffs, manchester.
Simpson, pately bridge appletreewick & halifax yorks; manchester.
Dixon, storriths bolton abbey addingham & embsay yorks; manchester