* Our History Lesson begins Right Now. *
Now and Then, The old and the New : Tunnel Service Entrance
Social Media : Follow Us

(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
£80,000 + In Litter Fines in the First month 2868
Immigration Crisis 2779
the new improved inconvenient truth 944
Wirral man who falsely claimed £68,000 819
Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty 655
Newest Members
Tayaleigh96, ontoyer, binkyted, obsidianlycan, tonywinston
11576 Registered Users
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Flaybrick Cemetery
Hms plymouth scrap yard
Newest Topics
man found with stab wound in Birkenhead
by Mark
Yesterday at 11:42 PM
Any members that have have worked in insurance?
by BenMelody
Yesterday at 11:41 PM
by ludwigvan
Yesterday at 12:32 PM
Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty
by Mark
Yesterday at 12:04 PM
Parking Tickets-donotpay.co.
uk-new website

by Longnails
Yesterday at 11:29 AM
Topic Replies
Summer`s coming Kickstart your weight loss
by missmahjong
55 minutes 12 seconds ago
Immigration Crisis
by diggingdeeper
Today at 01:28 PM
Politics Today
by derekdwc
Today at 01:00 PM
Door to Door Leaflet Distributor
by fish5133
Today at 11:42 AM
Shoreham Air Show : Pilot was too low
by fish5133
Today at 11:25 AM
Owl telescopes
by Maxman2000x
Today at 11:02 AM
any good kennels reccommend?
by Maxman2000x
Today at 10:44 AM
rav 4
by meem12
Today at 10:38 AM
Kings Parade - Motor Racing Fri 4th - Sat 5th Sept
by Santos
Today at 10:11 AM
Who's Online - Click Me
133 registered (11kendo, 21 invisible), 1508 Guests and 150 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
11576 Members
63 Forums
69577 Topics
933132 Posts
96 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
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
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Wirral St Johns Hospice sale at West Kirby FCl
by organiser
31st Aug 2015 6:05pm
Michael Murpurgo Lecture
by paxvobiscum
20th Aug 2015 9:34pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#824743 - 14th Sep 2013 11:16pm Holmleigh in Upton to be demolished
uptoncx Online   content


Registered: 24th May 2008
Posts: 681
Loc: Wirral

Holmleigh is a detached house at the top of Church Road in Upton, next to St Mary’s Church Hall. It was built by William Inman of Upton Manor in 1869, a year after St Mary’s Church opened. The house was used by Mr Inman’s Estate Bailiff. In 1884 the house was given to St Mary’s Church by its then owner, Mrs Forbes of the Salacres.

In 1911 a new vicar came to St Mary’s, the reverend Canon Bellamy, he decided the vicarage on Ford Road, a big, rambling building and with seven bedrooms was not suitable, so he moved into Holmleigh. The old vicarage was sold as a private residence and renamed The Priory.

In 1928 a new Vicarage was built further down Church Road and Holmleigh was sold to Dr Bulmer, the first resident doctor in the village.

The church bought Holmleigh back in 1985, and it is now used for office accomodation and meeting rooms.

St Mary’s now has a 1.8 million pound plan to demolish Homleigh, and part of the church hall, and build a new building on the site.

Wirral History 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
#824748 - 14th Sep 2013 11:26pm Re: Holmleigh in Upton to be demolished [Re: uptoncx]
Elizabeth Offline

Registered: 28th Jul 2011
Posts: 713
Loc: Prenton, Wirral
If they can afford to spend so much money demolishing it, why not restore it to it's former glory?? Such a shame to pull it down frown

#824822 - 15th Sep 2013 10:20am Re: Holmleigh in Upton to be demolished [Re: uptoncx]
Moonstar Offline

Forum Addict

Registered: 2nd Jul 2011
Posts: 1208
Loc: Wirral
I like the new development, much more useable.

#824823 - 15th Sep 2013 10:21am Re: Holmleigh in Upton to be demolished [Re: uptoncx]
PlasticScouser Offline

Registered: 22nd Jan 2010
Posts: 18
Loc: Upton
The subject is misleading. There has been no decision to demolish Holmleigh yet. It is only a plan and subject to the parish raising enough to modernise their buildings which are becoming unfit for purpose for the many church and community projects in which St Mary's is involved.

For a complete understanding of the proposals go to http://www.stm-upton.org.uk/ and click on the "Faith Building" link on the righ hand side. Sadly there have been a number of uninformed rumours about the proposals from individuals who have never been seen at the open meetings which have been held to seek local opinion about the project.

Proponents will say that the project is needed to take the church forward into the 21st century and strengthen their links with the community. It has already built up an outstanding youth project in "The Bank" http://thebank.org.uk/ which is open to all young people, not just church members.

Opponents argue that it is a shame to knock down a lovely old building and why doesn't St Mary's renovate it and the adjoining church halls.

I suppose it boils down to what (if anything) you want from a church - a nice Christmas card group of buildings which is good to look at but which sits empty most of the week and looks in on itself, or a complex including the 1868 Victorian church building which is there to serve the modern community whether regular church-goers or not.

Edited by PlasticScouser (15th Sep 2013 10:22am)

#825504 - 17th Sep 2013 9:29pm Re: Holmleigh in Upton to be demolished [Re: PlasticScouser]
fish5133 Online   content
Forum Addict

Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 1312
Loc: Heswallish
quote "The subject is misleading." The artists impression is not----- as it clearly shows the old Holmleigh not there. It should read Church Plans to Demolish Holmleigh. Are they intending in knocking down the old church as well to bring that into the 21st century-- its not very green heating so huge a roofspace.

Just a reminder of where the good old Church of England invests its money


Thou shlt not kill--but if you do we will provide the gun


Moderator:  chriskay, Mark, uptoncx 
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Daily News : New Topics
Car deliberately rammed!
by Foolonthehill
Yesterday at 07:42 PM
2 men fighting at 6am on A41
by Kieran1981
29th Aug 2015 8:07am
Stolen Sat Nav, Electric Golf Trolley and Driver
by WallaseyChris
25th Aug 2015 4:01pm
Seabank Road Closed - Major car crash.
by Norton
25th Aug 2015 10:57am
Major house fire
by Norton
14th Aug 2015 12:52pm
Free Sale & Wanted
by katie61
Today at 01:20 PM
2001 Citroen Saxo vtr
by mikroc
Yesterday at 01:21 PM
I7-920 Gaming Desktop
by Catsick
2nd Sep 2015 7:00pm
King size bed frame
by robert_37
2nd Sep 2015 4:28pm
Featured Member
Registered: 24th Jan 2010
Posts: 698
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
Random Gallery Images

Click to View Topic.
New Wirral History
Access to 1861 Census
by granny
1st Sep 2015 12:35pm
Birkenhead Blitz March1941
by Brenk1
26th Aug 2015 3:06pm
748 Mr White's Bar & Grill Argyle Street
by derekdwc
26th Aug 2015 12:11pm
New Info & News
Shoreham Air Show : Pilot was too low
by Mark
Yesterday at 11:47 PM
man found with stab wound in Birkenhead
by Mark
Yesterday at 11:42 PM
Kings Parade - Motor Racing Fri 4th - Sat 5th Sept
by Wally1
Yesterday at 07:58 PM
Liverpool's answer to the Statue of Liberty
by Mark
Yesterday at 12:04 PM
New Ask Wiki Wirral
Any members that have have worked in insurance?
by BenMelody
Yesterday at 11:41 PM
Grey bin collection?
by Focuzed
2nd Sep 2015 11:55am
Owl telescopes
by Maxman2000x
1st Sep 2015 7:09pm
Field in Moreton
by colette_clarke
31st Aug 2015 6:24pm
Massage places that are good?
by yr20405
25th Aug 2015 9:38am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Car deliberately rammed! 257
Kings Parade - Motor Racing Fri 4th - Sat 5th Sept 246
Any members that have have worked in insurance? 181
Shoreham Air Show : Pilot was too low 121
man found with stab wound in Birkenhead 76
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise 6:28am
Sunset 7:52pm

Click Me for Pricing and Options This Space is Availible Now !