My photo uploads as i travel around.
I believe this is Lyndhurst House built in 1883. Martin C from Ashton-under-Lyne daily blog http://ashton-under-lyne.blogspot.com/ had a photo and information on his blog dated Saturday 26th January 2008. Such a beautiful old house and very sad to see it in this condition. If you check this out make sure you read the comments as well which gives a little more information on the old home. Linda
p.s. go to page 9 on the following link and you will see a photo of Lyndhurst in all her glory, plus some other interesting information. Here is the link http://www.tamesidehistoryforum.org.uk/hat2006pdf.pdfI am absolutely amazed that a building like this has been allowed to fall into such disrepair. I feel sad seeing a beautiful home left to decay. Surely something could have been done long before this!
It probably cost a fortune just to keep the building warm.I agree that this is a handsome building but those oh so high ceilings will have made heating bills ginormous.In today's climate (pardon the pun) it's no longer a viable proposition to retrofit the house with insulation. Thus, it's cheaper to let it become delerict.First you get the homeless squatting there then a bit later there is a big fire then the place isn't worth saving and has to be demolished.If I won the lottery I'd buy it and give it to my sister who currently lives down the road off Henrietta st!