WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12182 Members
65 Forums
72584 Topics
978149 Posts
60 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
96 registered (221984, 15 invisible), 1611 Guests and 234 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Broweser for web novice 580
Need help 358
Wirral High Tides? 336
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 302
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 293
Asbestos shed removal 286
Lost Mobile Phone 225
I, Daniel Blake 212
Rip 2017 (May offend) 210
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 208
New General Forums
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero
by fish5133
Yesterday at 01:24 PM
9\11 Jumpers
by cools
15th Jan 2017 10:04am
Silent Solution
by venice
14th Jan 2017 9:58pm
Spot the differences.
by snowhite
14th Jan 2017 5:39pm
New Wirral History
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
167 Wirral Arms George Street 9 Grange Street
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:11pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Paypal help
by venice
0 seconds ago
Does anyone remember the welly club in tranmere
by Collette63
52 minutes 30 seconds ago
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten
by fish5133
Today at 06:19 PM
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
Today at 05:55 PM
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by lansyp
Today at 05:51 PM
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by fish5133
Today at 04:45 PM
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
Today at 04:43 PM
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by vw_kyle
Today at 01:53 PM
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
Today at 09:46 AM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
Today at 09:46 AM
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#586760 - 21st Sep 2011 6:53pm Menlo Cottage, Noctorum
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
I was wondering whether anyone had any recollection of Menlo Cottage. It where Budworth close is now. I know it was knocked down in the 70's I think for new houses. Would be nice to see if there are any pictures around or if there are any peoples memories of the place.

I had read a report on Noctorum Ridge which is interesting but doesnt mention Menlo, and I have seen some Francis Firth pictures which don't have Menlo in the collection.

Top
Wirral History Info Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * vipimages.co.uk - Photographic services * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#586763 - 21st Sep 2011 6:54pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
Here is a picture of the entrance to Budworth close, which still has the post with Menlo on it


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
menlo 2.jpg




Edited by BennyBoy (21st Sep 2011 6:54pm)

Top
#586764 - 21st Sep 2011 6:55pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
This is a picture of Menlo cottage/lodge which is still standing. It is actually in Menlo close and surrounded by newer houses. They must of built around this house at the time of building the new houses


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Menlo Cottage.jpg



Top
#586766 - 21st Sep 2011 6:56pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
This is the area on a normal map. The red circle is the old gate post and the blue circle is the lodge/cottage. Just shows how big the premises must have been!


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
menlo map.jpg



Top
#586768 - 21st Sep 2011 6:58pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
I am going to post some more information requests on Noctorum Ridge later on. If anyone is interested in some of the old houses on the ridge, this is an interesting conservation report dated 2007:

http://www.jeffhampson.plus.com/noctorumconservation/reportjan2007.pdf

Top
#586823 - 21st Sep 2011 7:42pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
Paintboffin Offline
Addict

Registered: 1st Aug 2011
Posts: 242
Loc: Pensby
There was a house on Budworth Road called Inscott it's now knocked down and Budworth close is I think where it was.
The house used to belong to Ethel Austin, discount clothing retailer.

PB

Top
#586870 - 21st Sep 2011 8:46pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: Paintboffin]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Here's the O.S. 1909 map showing the house Menlo and several other large ones in the area.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
menlo.jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#586918 - 21st Sep 2011 10:05pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
Yeh. Most of them are still there. Gorsefield has been knocked down, but the lodge is still there on Noctorum lane. The Uplands was knocked down a few years ago and is now replaced with large detached houses.

Tyron is interesting on Budworth Road. There is a Victorian Dump map somewhere on here which shows Tyron and the area around it being part of their dumps on the Wirral. Ill try and find it and put it on here.

Top
#586923 - 21st Sep 2011 10:10pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: chriskay]
Paintboffin Offline
Addict

Registered: 1st Aug 2011
Posts: 242
Loc: Pensby
Thanks for that. I think plot 233 was where the house called Inscott.
To the left of the house shows a huge lawn which we used to play croquet on in the 1970's

PB

Top
#586924 - 21st Sep 2011 10:12pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
Inscott. Ive never heard of that one before. That will be where new houses are now and Wexford Close. So where you played croquet would be on the corner of Budworth Road?

Top
#587470 - 22nd Sep 2011 6:53pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
Paintboffin Offline
Addict

Registered: 1st Aug 2011
Posts: 242
Loc: Pensby
I have studied your map and the property looks like it may be "Firdene" which is located between Menlow and the Grange which is numbered 688 and not 233 as I previously stated.
The plot looks the same as I remember but access to the property was off Budworth road but now appears to be from Noctorum road.

The gate posts that had "Inscot" engraved on them have disappeared which is why I originally thought the building had been destroyed, I think it is now apartments.

On google maps you can see the croquet lawn quite clearly to the west of the house.

PB


Edited by paintboffin (22nd Sep 2011 6:58pm)

Top
#587513 - 22nd Sep 2011 8:12pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: Paintboffin]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
Originally Posted By: paintboffin
I have studied your map and the property looks like it may be "Firdene" which is located between Menlow and the Grange which is numbered 688 and not 233 as I previously stated.
The plot looks the same as I remember but access to the property was off Budworth road but now appears to be from Noctorum road.

The gate posts that had "Inscot" engraved on them have disappeared which is why I originally thought the building had been destroyed, I think it is now apartments.

On google maps you can see the croquet lawn quite clearly to the west of the house.

PB


Im not sure I follow what you mean. Firdene is still there, it is flats now. Is this the property that you are calling Inscott? I was walking the dogs there today and the gate post is still there with Inscott on. I will take a picture to show you. This is where you played croquet?

Sorry if that sounds stupid!

Top
#587524 - 22nd Sep 2011 8:35pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
Paintboffin Offline
Addict

Registered: 1st Aug 2011
Posts: 242
Loc: Pensby
It does sound like the property especially if the gate posts are still there, though I can't find them on google maps.
No idea about the name Firdene either as the house was definitely called Inscot where we played croquet.

Would very much appreciate a photo to confirm if it is the correct house, but you my have to walk up the drive a bit.

PB

Top
#587531 - 22nd Sep 2011 8:57pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
BennyBoy Offline
Addict

Registered: 15th Nov 2009
Posts: 252
Loc: noctorum
Google maps doesnt go up Noctorum Lane unfortuantely. It definately says Inscot on the gate post. I will take a picture tommorow to confirm for you

Top
#587532 - 22nd Sep 2011 9:01pm Re: Menlo Cottage, Noctorum [Re: BennyBoy]
Paintboffin Offline
Addict

Registered: 1st Aug 2011
Posts: 242
Loc: Pensby
Very much obliged, thank you very much.

PB

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Paypal help
by venice
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten
by Uffda
03:45 PM
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Mike72
01:02 PM
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
09:04 AM
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
12:10 AM
For Sale & Free
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
Today at 01:08 PM
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
Yesterday at 08:47 PM
viewsonic 22" monitor
by tommybarry
Yesterday at 03:39 PM
Childs LFC peddle bike 5 - 8 Yrs
by Pete_M
13th Jan 2017 8:41pm
Projector
by madrob
13th Jan 2017 3:35pm
Featured Member
Registered: 20th Jul 2013
Posts: 23
Newest Members
Collette63, shellylou, sgjrob, pjmeaneydog, jennynoonan
12182 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paypal help
by venice
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
09:04 AM
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Asbestos shed removal
by TRFCKrisTRFC
13th Jan 2017 10:51pm
News : New Topics
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by RUDEBOX
Yesterday at 05:58 PM
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
15th Jan 2017 6:56pm
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY
by GaryFromWirral
15th Jan 2017 11:28am
Control of The Main Stream Media
by fish5133
15th Jan 2017 12:46am
Deportation Row
by granny
14th Jan 2017 12:23pm
New Enthusiast Forums
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten
by Uffda
Today at 03:45 PM
Best Price for Scarpping my car
by Mike72
Today at 01:02 PM
Diagnosis Route
by fish5133
Today at 12:10 AM
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery
by fish5133
Yesterday at 08:35 PM
La La Land
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 02:52 PM
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Diagnosis Route 166
Best Price for Scarpping my car 132
A Little Girl Gets A Kitten 107
Wanted old cars spares or repairs 104
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan 33
Paypal help 21
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 8:17am
Sunset Tue 4:27pm
Local Time Tue 9:29pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .