2023

NY1130 : The Manor House Hotel, Crown Street, Cockermouth

taken 1 year ago, near to Cockermouth, Cumbria, England

The Manor House Hotel, Crown Street, Cockermouth
The Manor House Hotel, Crown Street, Cockermouth
The early 19th century villa was listed in 1951 as "Grecian Villa (County Fire Office)". The 13 room hotel's website tells us it was built in 1847. Thomas Wilson (1791-1857), hat manufacturer, had the villa built as his home. In June 1881 George Mawson placed an advertisement in a local paper and signed himself "The Museum, Grecian Villa, Cockermouth". I don’t know exactly where the museum was accommodated, but his advert read “entrance to Museum opposite to Christ Church”. Exhibits were auctioned off in 1884 and included 60 Chinese figures, a Chinese backscratcher, two polar bear’s paws, an Iguana skin and a stuffed Iguana, drawers of shells, birds’ eggs and cases of stuffed birds. Pevsner mentions "the so-called Grecian Villa" and called it worthy of special notice.

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Jo and Steve Turner   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 11 June, 2023   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 July, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 1182 3063 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.7806N 3:22.1146W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 1180 3065
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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