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Do you recognize this estate in England?

Do you recognize this estate in England?

Posted: 24 Sep 2012 12:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Sep 2012 2:59PM GMT
A cousin of mine was trying to help me out with my researching. She gave me a scan of this picture and told me that in her albums that were passed down there are many pictures of the same estate but she doesn't know where it is located at in England or who it belongs(or belonged) to. Anyone who would of known has either passed or had dimentia. If anyone could help me identify this estate, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Re: Do you recognize this estate?

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 12:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
What a fabulous property! Can I suggest you send a copy to English Natural Heritage at http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/ and ask for their advice?

Re: Do you recognize this estate?

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 9:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
It might help if you can find a photographer's name on one of the photographs. It might be someone fairly local to the area of the house. Many large houses were pulled down after WWI so the place may no longer exist so it might not be recognised by today's generation

Re: Do you recognize this estate?

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 3:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
There is a long list of historic houses in England.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_houses_in_England#Engl...
Can't see one that seems to be a match with yours but would recheck.

However, as a long shot, if you are researching the Gill surname there was once an estate, Lower Lee, belonging to Gill family in Liverpool, Lancashire area. Although, now demolished perhaps the Gateacre Society, given below, could be of some assistance. Would also send them a copy of the photo.

http://www.liverpool.ndo.co.uk/gatsoc/
http://www.liverpool.ndo.co.uk/gatsoc/news12/page14.html

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/ (comprehensive UK maps)
(gives Woolton, nr Gateacre)

Marriages Jun 1868 Chapple Gill & Catherine Smith Carey Derby 8b 488
Good luck.

Re: Do you recognize this estate?

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 7:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Following your thinking but taking the known information you find John Thomas Gill as a Coachman with wife Elizabeth Wilson Gill at The Potteries Knottingley in 1881. He was born in Pontefract and children were born in Linslade and Leicester suggesting he returned to his roots so it looks as though the picture is of a hall in Yorkshire possibly/probably in the Pontefract Area where the family were employed. I presume the family emigrated so if you can find a shipping manifest it may give an address in England that gives a clue. A post on the Yorkshire Board might yield a result. The photo looks to be of a substantial Georgian House that may or may not still exist but the Georgian Society may be able to identify the architectural style and hence the house.

Re: Do you recognize this estate?

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 8:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
Ohhhh, thank you! Yes, my last name is Gill and my cousin who gave me the scan is a Gill. Definitely a lead!!

Re: Do you recognize this estate?

Posted: 28 Sep 2012 8:17PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the information, I will definitely check this out!

Re: Do you recognize this estate?

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 4:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm curious to know if you found any information :)
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