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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Doctor Spencer's House

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"D" is for "Doctor Spencer's House" and today's photo shows this house on Henrietta Street in Ashton that was once the home of a Doctor Spencer.

Before you marvel at my wonderful knowledge of local history, I should point out that I knew this simply by looking at the stained-glass window above the door, where the words "Dr S. Spencer" appear.

This is a fairly large house so it is possible that, as well as being Doctor Spencer's residence, it might have also been where his patients came to see him. If anyone reading this knows anything of Doctor Spencer I would be pleased to hear from them.

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  1. What a lovely house, and what a beautiful door!

    Annelie E, Sweden

    ABC Wednesday Team

  2. Sorry I don't know anything, but anyone with his name emblazoned over the doorway must have been important at one time in the area. Pretty home and doorway, by the way.

  3. It certainly would have been his surgery as well as his house but more than that couldn't say.

  4. I love those old homes in England. I bet he did have his patients come to the house, but I really don't know anything about this particular doctor's history.

  5. I wonder if he would have been the doctor in the early 1900s. It reminds me of the old houses of that time period. Whatever the case it made an interesting post for D Day.

  6. fond of old brick homes such as this.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  7. Such a huge house and I like that idea on putting the name on top of a door. So nobody could miss it. Happy Wednesday!

    ABC Wednesday~D

  8. Is the house actually called Dr Spencer's House or does it have a number? Very interesting!

    ABC Team

  9. I must have walked past that house many times & never noticed the stained glass! Thanks for this, Martin.

  10. In the 1901 census there is a Charles S. Spencer living at 226 Stamford St Ashton Under Lyne. He is described as a 'homapathist' (spelling as written by census enumerator) and the words 'sub med are written alongside. In the same household is a Sandy Spencer born abt 1878 in Oldham and brother of Charles. He is aged 23 and described as a medical student. Could this be Dr S Spencer???

  11. 1911 Census:

    250 Whiteacre Road Ashton-under-Lyne.

    SPENCER, Sandy Head Married M 33 1878 Physician and Surgeon Oldham Lancashire.
    SPENCER, Marion Wife Married
    4 years F 32 1879 Bolton Lancashire VIEW
    SPENCER, Marion Daughter F 1 1910 Ashton U Lyne Lancashire
    FORD, Nellie Servant Single F 19 1892 Nurse Maid Ashton U Lyne Lancashire.

  12. The good doctor seems to be at Whitacre Road till the 1930's Then a 150 Henrietta Street in 1935. Then Blackpool in 1943.

  13. I could show you similar houses in Toronto, Canada. Great tour. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.


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