SJ2890 : Bidston Hall

taken 12 years ago, near to Moreton, Wirral, Great Britain

Bidston Hall
Bidston Hall
Bidston Hall is an early seventeenth century house associated with William Stanley, sixth Earl of Derby, who died 1627. It was more recently occupied by Sir Robert Vyner who gave the land on Bidston Hill for the observatory. It is built of yellow sandstone, the front approach is through a square court, with a handsome gateway having a singular arch highly ornamented with the cognizances of the Derby family. In some intermediatory purchase it is said Bidston Hall was won and lost at cards, to commemorate which a summer-house was built in the form of a club, the foundations of which still remain in the picturesque grounds attached to the hall.
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SJ2890, 37 images   (more nearby )
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Sunday, 13 November, 2005   (more nearby)
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Monday, 14 November, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 285 901 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.1715N 3:4.6139W
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