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Helen's House
« on: Monday 29 October 18 20:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
       I'm looking for information about Helen's House. It was situated on Westcliffe Road in Birkdale c1895. I would like to know how it got its name and whether it was a private dwelling or a school. All help and information would be gratefully received and much appreciated.
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Re: Helen's House
« Reply #1 on: Monday 29 October 18 21:55 GMT (UK) »
It is called Helen's Home on the 1890 Town Plan.
https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/332635/416474/13/100895
Google Street View https://goo.gl/maps/FsSPCYkCN8B2

From the Lancaster Gazette - Saturday 23 April 1870
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Re: Helen's House
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 October 18 22:30 GMT (UK) »
1871 3872/69/15

George and Helen Chamberlain living at ‘Helen’s Home’ - maybe the reason?
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Re: Helen's House
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 October 18 22:31 GMT (UK) »
1891 the Chamberlains are still there. (26 Westcliffe Road, Ormskirk) Extended family and servants

1901 I am wondering if the numbering changed. At 26 are just a husband and wife occ Caretaker in Charge (tower?)
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Re: Helen's House
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 October 18 23:46 GMT (UK) »
1871 3872/69/15

George and Helen Chamberlain living at ‘Helen’s Home’ - maybe the reason?

She was Helen Croft. They married Nov 18 1852.  No Christian name for her father.   st Nicholas Catholic Chapel

George death reg Jan 1901 Ormskirk
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Re: Helen's House
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 08:36 GMT (UK) »
The house was later St. Wyburn School.

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Re: Helen's House
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 08:56 GMT (UK) »


"Also known as: No.26 St Wyburn WESTCLIFFE ROAD BIRKDALE. Large villa, now principal block of Kingswood School. 1866, school since 1938. Red brick in Flemish bond with sandstone dressings and hipped slate roof. Italianate style. Large rectangular double-pile block, plus a set-back side wing to the right. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; the main range of 5 bays. Symmetrical, with a narrow gabled centre and wide outer bays all breaking forwards slightly, all these with rusticated stone quoins. First-floor sill band, painted panelled frieze and carved wooden brackets to prominent oversailing eaves. The centre has a tetrastyle Doric porch, with triglyph frieze and mutuled cornice with blocking course, protecting a large round-headed doorway with moulded architrave and panelled double doors. At ground floor the inner bays have coupled round-headed sashed windows in keyed architraves with Doric colonettes and responds, and the outer bays each have a large canted bay window with pilaster mullions, panelled frieze and mutule cornice with blocking course. The first floor has 5 round-headed sashed windows with enriched moulded architraves, that in the centre rectangular with panelled spandrels, moulded cornice and swept upstand, and the others with keystones. 2 corniced chimneys flanking the centre bay, and side-wall chimneys. The single-window recessed wing to the right is in similar style. The left (south) return wall, now covered at ground floor by a C20 extension (replacing a former conservatory) has a projected centre stair window of 3 tall round-headed lights with stained and painted glass. INTERIOR: axial hall with moulded plaster modillioned cornice, doorways with architraves, and at the south end an imperial staircase with cast-iron balusters. (Greenwood C: Thatch, Towers and Colonnades: Southport: 1990-: 40).
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Re: Helen's House
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 October 18 09:38 GMT (UK) »
The above post if from Historic England  https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1379806

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Re: Helen's House
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 November 18 20:37 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the helpful and comprehensive replies to my posting.