Friday, February 29, 2008

Henleaze Lodge ... Bristol History # 1

This is the only private thatched house in Bristol and I took this photo a couple of weeks ago. The house was built around 1820 and was formerly a lodge to Henleaze Park. The picture below is as it looked originally. The gate on the right is the entrance to Henleaze Park which was the residence of Samuel and Walter Derham, it later became St Margaret's school and was demolished in 1962.
Below is the house being re-thatched but I'm not sure of the date.
Second two pictures I photographed from Reece Winston's Books 'Bristol as it was'.

Here ends my first Bristol history lesson. Actually that's not strictly true as I have, in the past, mentioned a few places of interest in and around Bristol. I can think of a few more interesting places that I would like to share with you unless you give me the thumbs down!!...even then I may still run with it periodically!

On this Leap Year I just want to wish Barbara and Bryan a very Happy Anniversary. I know they are having a very special day.

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At 29/2/08 08:55, Blogger Beccy said...

Brings back sweet memories of Henleaze.

 
At 29/2/08 09:44, Blogger Willowtree said...

I just love a thatched roof, and that's a particularly impressive one.

 
At 29/2/08 09:49, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT I always fancied living in a thatched cottage~ then I realised I'd have to cope with all the livestock in the thatch!! This particular house is on the corner of the main road so not a good location.

 
At 29/2/08 10:12, Blogger Steffi said...

I love to read such memories.Great post,Chris!

 
At 29/2/08 10:30, Anonymous Misslionheart♥ said...

Great post.

There's a cottage a few miles down the road from me here, in Kildare, which has recently been renovated to it's former glory. It looks very good but not quite weathered enough....just yet!

I joined in Witty wednesday!

Have a great weekend

 
At 29/2/08 11:00, Blogger ChrisB said...

misslionheart glad you joined in WW ~ good joke :)

 
At 29/2/08 12:07, Blogger Misslionheart♥ said...

Changed my header, too!

http://tootsie.wordpress.com/

 
At 29/2/08 12:50, Anonymous EmBee said...

I remember the School quite well - and one or two of its pupils [but thats a long time ago and another story] and I can remember some repairs being carried out on the thatch. I can also remember just the other side of the school was a market gardener, but it is all houses now. Whilst I am commenting may I wish a happy birthday to all the members of the 29th club.

 
At 29/2/08 13:08, Blogger Asha said...

Oh Chris, I remember visiting a Thatched house, I think it's in Avon upon Trenton or something and it belongs to a wife of famous guy! (Shakespeare's wife?) I have forgotten the detail. I loved it. Great post.
Next week, I am making 2 British dishes at FH!:))

 
At 29/2/08 13:13, Blogger ChrisB said...

Asha I think you mean here

 
At 29/2/08 14:08, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I think posts like this are interesting. Follow your heart.

 
At 29/2/08 14:49, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

I love those thatched roofs. They are so cool!

when I visited England at 16, I got to stay with a family that lived in an old thatched cottage. (I guess it had originally been a barn, but was converted. They even said it was haunted). I just loved the place.

Unfortunately, I can't remember where I was exactly.

 
At 29/2/08 14:50, Blogger Sandy said...

Very cool and very interesting, Chris. Thanks for sharing these little bits of elsewhere with me.

 
At 29/2/08 16:00, Anonymous tiger lamb girl said...

When we were searching for a home in UK, we really wanted a thatched one. It didn't work out that way - and everytime I see such a beautifully thatched house like this, I still want one;).

Thanks for the history lesson. You got my thumbs up:)!

 
At 29/2/08 16:08, Blogger Sam said...

today is also the anniversary of the day my old friend Karen proposed to her husband (and 4 years later, to the day, the birth of their first child)

thanks for the Henleaze memories, mum

 
At 29/2/08 16:20, Blogger Alix said...

That top picture makes me homesick they don't thatch roofs like that in the US!

 
At 29/2/08 16:21, Blogger Jettie said...

Love it!! I love old things!!

 
At 29/2/08 17:19, Blogger Lil Mouse said...

interesting. would you mind stopping by and telling my hubby happy birthday today? he turns 7! he only gets 2 birthdays a decade so we try and live it up!

 
At 29/2/08 17:27, Blogger ChrisB said...

lil mouse I did drop by to wish your hubby a happy birthday I hope my comment registered!

sam I don't think I realised that little bit of Karen's family history (or at least I had forgotten!)

 
At 29/2/08 17:55, Blogger Sauntering Soul said...

What a great post!

I've often wondered how often one has to re-thatch a thatched roof. I don't think I've ever seen one here in the U.S. Y'all have all the cool stuff over there!

 
At 29/2/08 21:15, Blogger lisa marie said...

Thatched roofs are cool!! That's a pretty good history lesson for the day. The house kinda reminds me of a mushroom. :)

 
At 29/2/08 21:16, Blogger ChrisB said...

SS it depends on the type of thatch some as little as 15-20yrs some as long as 50-60yrs so my research tells me!

 
At 29/2/08 21:20, Blogger ChrisB said...

lisa-marie you are right it does look a bit like a mushroom I hadn't noticed that!

 
At 29/2/08 21:45, Blogger Julie said...

What a lovely home - it reminds me of the semester I spend in England during college. How I would like to go back over there.

 
At 1/3/08 13:04, Blogger thefoodsnob said...

I had no idea there were still thatched roofs anywhere, I take it it's not JUST thatched, though? They must have proper roofing underneath?

Lisa

 
At 1/3/08 18:38, Blogger Pamela said...

I was tickled by the antenna sitting on the roof so boldly.

 
At 2/3/08 06:26, Blogger my4kids said...

I like the history lessons! The pictures are great and it's fun to see different parts of the world.

 
At 3/3/08 06:47, Blogger JanMary said...

Found you blog while looking for Fun Monday. (I just started last week). What a surprise to see the thatched cottage. We spent a year in Bristol and lived Henleaze - our kids used to call this Goldilocks Cottage.

 
At 4/3/08 15:00, Blogger elena jane said...

what a great cottage....everytime i see photos of thatched roofs i am reminded of my now 14 yo son who when we drove in and around hants in 1998 would always comment about the "straw roofs"....he was 4 ;)

 
At 5/3/08 09:39, Anonymous wolfbaby said...

Hey that is cool, if I ever cross the pond I will know good places to visit;)

 
At 7/3/08 22:27, Blogger Barbara said...

Thanks Chris. We had a fabulous day. Although the Vicar looked a little stunned when I mentioned us having lived together for 7 years prior to the first wedding. But he got over it and it was a very special moment for Bryan and me.

 

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