Eighteen months ago I posted a photo of Lyndhurst, the derelict Victorian house on Broadoak Road, built in 1883.
The architect who designed the house was John Eaton, who had also designed the Town Hall extension, the Central Library and the section of the Market Hall that included the clock tower, as well as Dukinfield Town Hall.
At one time there was a proposal to turn Lyndhurst into something like a care home but it has been found that there is a covenant on the house which states that it should always remain a single family house.
The windows and doors had fine stained glass and in the hallway, lettering in the stained glass read: "Welcome to coming, speed the parting guests", whatever that may have meant!
More about the house, including a photo showing it in better days, can be found here. (.pdf file - see article on page 9)
When I posted the previous photo of the house, there were a number of comments made, several expressing anger that the house had been allowed to decline into such a state.
Nothing much has changed in the last 18 months other than the house has sunk a little further into decline. More tiles are gone from the roof. The ivy is creeping further over the wall and windows. There is evidence of further entries by intruders. By contrast, someone has cut the grass and trimmed the front hedge recently, so at least that aspect of the property is looking better.
See Google Aerial View of this location.
See LiveSearch Birds Eye View of this location.
Swanning around - I think this may be one of last year's mute swan cygnets on the River Aire, its plumage still slightly grey-brown and its beak quite pale. Swans mate for...
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