Goyt Recollections part II

Goyt Recollections part II

Above: The hamlet of Goyt’s Bridge which now lies under the waters of Errwood Reservoir. I’ve circled Errwood Hall in the distance. The large barn mentioned by Crichton may be the one at far right. I’m not sure when the photo was taken...
The two Alexanders

The two Alexanders

Above: Alexander Roos’s original drawing for Errwood Hall from the early 1840s (courtesy of Buxton Museum). Above: A Vanity Fair caricature of Alexander Beresford Hope. Click here to view his Wikipedia entry. Judging by the previous post (click to view),...
A most romantic location

A most romantic location

Above: The entry for Errwood Hall is headed by this fine photo, probably taken in the 1920s. This description of Errwood Hall is taken from a popular coffee-table book, The Derbyshire Country House, by Maxwell Craven and Michael Stanley. There are a few facts that...
Errwood Hall research

Errwood Hall research

Above: Forestry England’s 3D model solved the mystery of the extra arch. I’m managing to create quite a collection of old photos and documents for the new augmented reality app on Errwood Hall. They’re all helping to work out the room layout (see...
Errwood Hall layout

Errwood Hall layout

Above: This view of Errwood Hall from the other side of Shooters Clough provides a good idea of the layout. I’d guess it dates to the late 1920s. I’ve circled where we now think the Catholic chapel may have been situated, rather than the top storey turret....
Errwood Hall arch

Errwood Hall arch

Above: The arch is clearly visible on the right of this photo. Above: The full photo (click to enlarge). It’s a pity it’s such a poor-quality photocopy. I’d love to be able to track down the original. I recently came across a photo of Errwood Hall...
Errwood Hall cellars

Errwood Hall cellars

Above: Taken in 1988, this photo shows Trevor’s son peering into a hole in the central courtyard at Errwood Hall. I wonder whether it might be the entrance to the cellars. This is the same scene today (click to enlarge). I’ve often heard people talk about the...
Bringing the ruins to life

Bringing the ruins to life

Above: The app will bring the ruins of Errwood Hall to life. You have to wonder what Samuel Grimshawe would have made of the recently announced plan to create an augmented reality app for his country house, Errwood Hall! Built in the early 1840s, the hall was...
Rare photo discovered

Rare photo discovered

Above: After attending the Grimshawe’s one-room school, Mary Heather went on to work as a servant at Errwood Hall. She told her daughter that the photo was taken inside the hall – perhaps before one of the Grimshawe’s many house parties. It may seem...
Errwood Hall drive

Errwood Hall drive

Above: I’m still not 100% sure, but I think the orange circle on the old map shows the view. The solid parallel lines show Shooters’ Clough stream. My thanks to Angela for allowing me to scan a rare postcard from her collection that I’d never seen...