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...
Buried treasure!

Buried treasure!

Above: Errwood Hall pictured in its prime. The Grimshawes were certainly a very weatlthy family. So perhaps it’s not surprising that there were rumours of buried treasure! My thanks to R. S-S from the Whaley Bridge Local History Forum for this wonderful...
Goyt’s Bridge video

Goyt’s Bridge video

Above: This suave gentleman features in the video (click to enlarge). He is Captain Preston, who married the younger Grimshawe sister, Genevieve, in 1891. He’s pictured on the steps leading up to the family’s hill-top cemetery – which is where he now...
Killing at Errwood Hall

Killing at Errwood Hall

Above: The Braddock brothers were gamekeepers on the Errwood estate in the early 1900s.  I wouldn’t have fancied any burglar’s chances faced with these two with their shotguns and gun dogs! Mike has sent me another press clipping...
The last of the Grimshawes

The last of the Grimshawes

Above: The two Grimshawe sisters, Mary and Genevieve (I’m not sure which is which), pictured in the doorway of Fernilee Village Hall after they had opened it on 4th December 1926. It was only a few weeks after the death of Mary Gosselin-Grimshawe (above) in 1930...
Life below stairs

Life below stairs

Above: I think this photo was taken outside the tea room at Goytshead Farm, in the centre of Goyt;’s Bridge. According to Gerald Hancock in his small book, Goyt Valley Romance, it shows the French chef from Errwood Hall at far left, alongside three...
Errwood Hall party (1895)

Errwood Hall party (1895)

Above: Servants and staff pictured on the drive, outside Errwood Hall. Many would have been at the party described here. The only faces I can identify so far are Mr Wiles the Butler (far left), and his wife, the Housekeeper (seated at front). Errwood Estate Agent, Mr...
Visiting Errwood Hall in 1883

Visiting Errwood Hall in 1883

Exploring the ruins of Errwood Hall and wandering across the foundations of the various rooms, you can’t help thinking about the people who once lived within its walls, and trying to imagine the world they lived in. Errwood Hall lasted less than 100 years...
The Grimshawe family

The Grimshawe family

Above: Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find any images of Samuel Grimshawe. His two daughters, Mary and Genevieve, are pictured above standing either side of the Queen of Spain. Mary (far right) was the last of the Grimshawes. She died in 1930. Much of the...
Errwood Hall auction sale

Errwood Hall auction sale

These two pages from the auction catalogue show the high Victorian style of the Hall’s interior. Click either image to enlarge. Mary Grimshawe-Gosselin of Errwood Hall died on 23rd February 1930. She was the last surviving descendant of the Grimshawe family....