Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12226 Members
65 Forums
72758 Topics
980619 Posts
39 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
79 registered (11kendo, 15 invisible), 1767 Guests and 177 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Doris is on her way 1316
vet fees 435
Internet Explorer Not Working 409
Is This ART ? 401
Dangerous Tumble Dryers 353
Chef's knife. 352
roofers 252
Wirral Bus Review 248
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 234
Aerial engineer 227
New General Forums
Nigel Farage speaks at the CPAC.
by snowhite
24th Feb 2017 6:28pm
Is This ART ?
by granny
23rd Feb 2017 9:56am
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
22nd Feb 2017 2:42pm
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
21st Feb 2017 9:47pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
423 Archers, Wirral Mark Rake, Wirral, Merseyside
by derekdwc
13th Sep 2009 10:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Topic Replies
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly
16 minutes 9 seconds ago
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:58 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Today at 05:51 PM
USB to wall socket
by venice
Today at 05:06 PM
Tranmere Rovers
by spinner1
Today at 02:20 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
Today at 10:46 AM
Removal of Shed Timber
by fish5133
Yesterday at 10:45 PM
Is This ART ?
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 07:06 PM
Doris is on her way
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 06:06 PM
February
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
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#788634 - 23rd Apr 2013 4:46pm An interesting house *
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
I came across this house at the junction of Palm Grove and Beresford Road. It's been extended at some time, but rather well. The brick is an almost exact match and the fenestration is in keeping; could maybe have benefited from a more ornate barge board on the new gable, to match the existing. Anybody know the History?


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
P1000540.jpg

P1000538.jpg


_________________________
Carpe diem.

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


Looking for a Service / Tradesman? Look in our Local Business Directory. Click Me
#788652 - 23rd Apr 2013 5:57pm Re: An interesting house [Re: chriskay]
cmw2a Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 18th Jul 2008
Posts: 162
Loc: Wirral
That's the old Constitutional Club. There was a nice little restaurant in there called Tony's.

Top
#788782 - 23rd Apr 2013 9:23pm Re: An interesting house [Re: chriskay]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 15986
Loc: New Brighton
Would of been a proud Victorian home at one point in its life.

Lovely building.
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#788824 - 24th Apr 2013 7:46am Re: An interesting house [Re: _Ste_]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
I had a look at maps and directory's and came across the stewards name for the club in 1916, a MR S Faulkner, I thought it rung a bell from something else we have all looked into. An interesting connection.

http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/forums/crew-research/8348-william-stephen-faulkner.html


Edited by bert1 (24th Apr 2013 7:48am)
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#788842 - 24th Apr 2013 9:04am Re: An interesting house [Re: bert1]
OxtonHill Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 2nd Jun 2009
Posts: 311
Loc: Oxton
The 'Birkenhead Constitutional Club' was wound up at a meeting on the 16th April 1920.

It's address, 1, Beresford Road does not seem to appear on a Census until 1891 when the Balch family are living there with 5 Servants.

By 1901 it has became a Club and Samuel Allison is living there as the Steward. In 1911 it does not show up again.

By 2008 The developers have decided to call it 'Beresford Hall' In a article by the Liverpool Echo (not known for its historical accuracy) reported "As a member of the Laird family - one of the most famous names in shipbuilding in the 19th and 20th centuries - the owner of Beresford Hall would have been keen to see the comings and goings along the river, checking on tides and the progress of the company's latest vessels."
You would be hard pressed to see the river from any of the windows, not even from the servants quarters or in the laughably called (by the Echo) turret room.

Top
#788845 - 24th Apr 2013 9:21am Re: An interesting house [Re: OxtonHill]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
Oxton

1911, Mr Joseph Livesley
RG14; Piece: 22041.
_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#788853 - 24th Apr 2013 9:56am Re: An interesting house [Re: bert1]
OxtonHill Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 2nd Jun 2009
Posts: 311
Loc: Oxton
Thanks Bert smack

Did not show up as Beresford Road in the address search, only appears when you search: "Constitutional Club Beresford Road".

Mr Joseph Livesley again shows as Steward of the club.

Top
#788876 - 24th Apr 2013 11:41am Re: An interesting house [Re: OxtonHill]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
1894 Kelly's Directory has a Mrs. Bold living there.
The Gore's 1900 directory has it as Birkenhead Constitutional Club, W.H.Wallace, Chairman; Frederick Clift, Steward.
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#789104 - 24th Apr 2013 10:19pm Re: An interesting house [Re: chriskay]
Blueskier Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 22nd Mar 2013
Posts: 194
Loc: Wallasey
We had our wedding reception there back in 2001.
Knew one of the Tony's, Tony Andretti, proper Italian, used to live where i grew up.
Was told that the story about all the shipping line owners meeting there with spotters in the loft to tell them when their ships were in port.

Top
#789212 - 25th Apr 2013 12:39pm Re: An interesting house [Re: chriskay]
marty99fred Online   Frustrated

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 464
Loc: Pensby
The house is marked on the 1875 large scale OS map, but the grounds seem to be incomplete, suggesting that the house was still under construction when the map was surveyed.

Top
#789234 - 25th Apr 2013 2:16pm Re: An interesting house [Re: chriskay]
marty99fred Online   Frustrated

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 464
Loc: Pensby
It appears from the 1881 Census that the house was then occupied by Frederick Jevons, a Liverpool-born iron merchant, his wife Sarah Acland Jevons (née Taylor), their five children, and five servants. Frederick and Sarah were married at Altrincham on 29th November 1865, and appear to have lived initially at 1 Cavendish Terrace, Princes Park, Liverpool, where Sarah gave birth to a son, Frederick Jr (b.1867), a daughter Mary Catherine (b.1870), and another daughter (b.1868) who didn't survive. They after wards moved to Christleton Lodge near Chester, where they had another three children, Edward Russell (b.1871), William (b.1873) and Harriet Anne (b.1876). If they moved to Birkenhead shortly after Harriet's birth it may be that they were the first occupants of the newly-built Beresford Road property. Frederick was widowed when his wife died in 1894, and the 1901 Census has him living with his daughters Mary and Harriet not too far away at 18 Palm Grove.

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:58 PM
USB to wall socket
by venice
Today at 01:04 PM
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
Yesterday at 09:17 PM
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
Yesterday at 01:31 PM
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
24th Feb 2017 11:42am
For Sale & Free
Blaupunkt 32" tv
by jaylow
Yesterday at 03:04 PM
2 x Sum 41 tickets Manchester 25/02
by turnip
24th Feb 2017 7:47am
Sony Smartwatch 2
by Mike_Hoylake
23rd Feb 2017 9:25pm
Brother printer
by saltytom
23rd Feb 2017 11:02am
Mk6 Golf TDI 1.6
by Cjoshea
22nd Feb 2017 11:05pm
Featured Member
Registered: 13th Oct 2008
Posts: 4973
Newest Members
catchthepigeon_, Scoobyp1, Bradshawbatho, raybb, CliveK
12226 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Removal of Shed Timber
by Julie64
Yesterday at 01:31 PM
Aerial engineer
by ponytail
23rd Feb 2017 6:01pm
roofers
by thisledous
23rd Feb 2017 4:44pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
News : New Topics
Wirral Bus Review
by Norton
24th Feb 2017 11:42am
Dangerous Tumble Dryers
by diggingdeeper
23rd Feb 2017 2:03pm
Doris is on her way
by granny
22nd Feb 2017 8:43pm
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
New Enthusiast Forums
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool
by diggingdeeper
Today at 05:58 PM
USB to wall socket
by venice
Today at 01:04 PM
Tranmere Rovers
by cools
Yesterday at 09:17 PM
Chef's knife.
by Beethoven
23rd Feb 2017 12:39pm
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
22nd Feb 2017 3:07pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Tranmere Rovers 137
USB to wall socket 111
St Gabriel's Convent, Liverpool 7
Birkenhead Transport Museum 24th Feb 2017 6
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 7:04am
Sunset Sun 5:45pm
Local Time Sun 7:50pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me