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Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« on: Monday 08 January 18 20:57 GMT (UK) »
I was given an old carte de visite photo album containing about 60 images.  I'm curious about the previous owners, and posted a story about it on my Family Photo Reunion blog.  I'm particularly interested in learning which manor house is featured in a photo inside the album.  Can you help? 

You can read more about the picture and the other images in the album at:

http://familyphotoreunion.blogspot.com/2013/06/mystery-manor-house-carte-de-visite.html

Thanks,
Carol

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Re: Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 11:18 GMT (UK) »
I don't immediately recognise the property, although I live in Newcastle and get around Northumberland often. However, reading the blogspot, I see that the family have a connection with Newbiggin, Westmoreland (Cumbria), so have you considered Newbiggin Hall, near Temple Sowerby, Cumbria.

Not found any similar images so far but here's a link:

http://www.matthewpemmott.co.uk/2008/01/newbiggin-hall-newbiggin.html



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Re: Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 11:27 GMT (UK) »
Good morning,

I would say not, Newbiggin Hall is 3 stories and castelated. Has a chur h next to it as well.

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Re: Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 11:37 GMT (UK) »
The photo suggests a sprawling building - note that there is more to the left.


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Re: Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 11:45 GMT (UK) »
Back again,

Still only 2 stories though Gadget.

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Re: Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 11:50 GMT (UK) »
I'm not suggesting it is that but commenting on the image. We're looking for a sprawling building, maybe Victorian but with add ons. It's worth considering the area that the family lived in:

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There were quite a few leads to follow when I looked into the exact hits for "Arthur William James Cecil."  Of particular help was the Cambridge Alumni Directory, 1261-1900 on Ancestry.com which stated that Arthur was the son of Lord Arthur Cecil, born Apr. 4, 1875, at Newbiggin, Westmorland



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Re: Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 11:53 GMT (UK) »
I missed the following bit about Arthur Cecil:

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He died Sept. 26, 1936 at Rudgwick, Horsham, Sussex. He was connected to several residences including Finchcox Park, Goudhurst, Kent; and Orchardmains, Tonbridge, Kent. 
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Re: Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 12:38 GMT (UK) »
I think there's been an error to which  Newbiqggin the family were associated with.  later censuses and birth registration suggest Newbiggin by the sea, Morpeth :

Arthur William J Cecil, Q2, 1875, Morpeth, 10b, 375.

So I'd say that we're looking at the Newbiggin/Blyth area of Northumberland.

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Re: Can you help ID this manor house, possibly in Northumberland?
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 12:44 GMT (UK) »
I thought that the building to the left was a seperate dwelling set back a bit from the "big house", rather than it being another wing.

I don't think the style is grand enough to be connected to the main house - it would at least have been clad with an imposing facade if it was perhaps an older and less impressive looking wing.

It's an interesting looking house. I get an ecclesiastical vibe from it, perhaps related to the big windows on the left. Some kind of institution perhaps?