Author Topic: History of a house in Shardlow, Derbyshire  (Read 1361 times)

Offline Glynno

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Re: History of a house in Shardlow, Derbyshire
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 16 May 19 10:01 BST (UK) »
In short I grew up there, my Parents and Grandparents were the previous occupants. Back in the 1980s I also tried to track down the history of the property so do have an insight to a bit of its history but information was difficult to access back then, I also spent a lot of time in the Dog and Duck with the village oldies that spent their whole lives in the village but have sadly all passed on now, this was a great source of knowledge "some embellished of course" I have a few old photographs of the property that I will dig out for Matt one of which is of one of the POWs that came back to see the house in the 1970s. there are many hidden things in the house just waiting to be found again, lf I remember correctly there is another wooden floor beneath the oak floor in the main hall, the hidden door which Matt is aware of, I pulled lots items and letters out from void between the 3rd floor water tanks and the wall, I know there are still some there but never got round to retrieving them "I don't like spiders" I could go on for hours, when the grey cells remind me of something interesting I will be sure to pass it on.   

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Re: History of a house in Shardlow, Derbyshire
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 16 May 19 10:27 BST (UK) »
Hello Glynno

Thank you for sharing this.

Also being discussed here
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=812640.msg6731193#msg6731193

Matt has found documents confirming The Villa / The Dower House, once belonged to the Sutton family of Shardlow, local Landowners and an older name for the field, The Old Homestead.

Mark
"George HOOD of Selby" Before 1812?

Born about 1785 (Yorkshire per 1841 Census)

Married Sarah RUSSELL at Selby 1815 newspaper - "both of that place".

Buried in the Quaker Burial Ground at Selby as "Not in Membership" in 1845, aged 60 years.

George HOOD of Selby was refused Membership of the Quakers in 1836.

Elected Overseer of the Poor of Selby in 1838.

Had both known (Selby) and unknown (some not stated 1846) property interests.

Possible (but unknown) links to COOK and/or PEARSON names.

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Re: History of a house in Shardlow, Derbyshire
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 16 May 19 12:04 BST (UK) »
In short I grew up there, my Parents and Grandparents were the previous occupants. Back in the 1980s I also tried to track down the history of the property so do have an insight to a bit of its history but information was difficult to access back then, I also spent a lot of time in the Dog and Duck with the village oldies that spent their whole lives in the village but have sadly all passed on now, this was a great source of knowledge "some embellished of course" I have a few old photographs of the property that I will dig out for Matt one of which is of one of the POWs that came back to see the house in the 1970s. there are many hidden things in the house just waiting to be found again, lf I remember correctly there is another wooden floor beneath the oak floor in the main hall, the hidden door which Matt is aware of, I pulled lots items and letters out from void between the 3rd floor water tanks and the wall, I know there are still some there but never got round to retrieving them "I don't like spiders" I could go on for hours, when the grey cells remind me of something interesting I will be sure to pass it on.   

Thanks for explaining that Glynno. I hope Matt manages to unearth some of the treasures you remember.  :)

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Re: History of a house in Shardlow, Derbyshire
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 16 May 19 19:56 BST (UK) »
A very warm welcome, Glynno!

There is a group of us here that have become absolutely  fascinated with the history of this house, so when you said that you could go on for hours, please do!
Hopefully in the next few days, I can post a timeline of what we know so far, so please make sure your Rootschat settings are set to send you notifications of new posts in this thread!  We may need to be corrected on a few things, and you may learn some older history yourself!

And of course, if you ever need a hand doing your own family tree, we are here to help!


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Re: History of a house in Shardlow, Derbyshire
« Reply #31 on: Thursday 16 May 19 21:12 BST (UK) »
Although the Italians were at the property during the war they also shared the place with British army officers and they were let out with the land girls to work the fields.
I can't help thinking this was unwise; there may have been unintended consequences.  ;)
Interesting reading.

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Re: History of a house in Shardlow, Derbyshire
« Reply #32 on: Monday 20 May 19 21:57 BST (UK) »
It has been great to hear from Glynn and his recollections from growing up in the house. Many questions have been answered and I now have a better idea of the recent history to add to that which the Roots Chatters have been helping me with!

The generosity of strangers on this (and other) sites is overwhelming.

Thank you.

Matt