WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12220 Members
65 Forums
72729 Topics
980248 Posts
65 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
81 registered (11kendo, 13 invisible), 1332 Guests and 185 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple. 446
On-street parking charges dropped 378
Ceiling needs smoothing 329
Hezballah 205
TS Indefatigable 192
Sea Shepherd 190
Patio work 151
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank 148
Lost ladies Swarovski watch 106
Re sizing 78
New General Forums
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
Happy BirthdaY
by Vanmanone
10th Feb 2017 2:51am
Warning!!!
by muzzy2
9th Feb 2017 9:09am
New Wirral History
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 03:32 PM
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
St Luke's Church Poulton
by diggingdeeper
23rd Jul 2008 10:31am
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Patio work
by steamfan
Today at 01:10 PM
Tony Blair
by granny
Today at 12:56 PM
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
Today at 12:19 PM
Trump
by diggingdeeper
Today at 09:56 AM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 11:28 PM
What song are you listening to?
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 10:29 PM
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
Yesterday at 09:50 PM
Suitcase...never used. 2 wheels and sliding handle
by gerrymoore
Yesterday at 02:26 PM
Sea Shepherd
by snowhite
Yesterday at 01:30 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
12:19 PM
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#911149 - 18th Nov 2014 1:30am Ford Hill -- Old Building
fish5133 Online   content
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 2810
Loc: Heswallish
Any one have info pics of the old building that was half way down Ford Hill backing on to Bidston Court Gardens. Seemed such an odd place to build a house.

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

* * * Julie : LED Lights Supplied and Fitted Free * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#911160 - 18th Nov 2014 5:46am Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
1894 map.


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
bc1894.JPG


_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#911183 - 18th Nov 2014 10:44am Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
lansyp Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 21st Jul 2009
Posts: 1450
Loc: rockferry
Wasn't it called the gatehouse ,remember they had a car and how they got out without crashing I will never know .

Top
#911190 - 18th Nov 2014 11:35am Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: lansyp]
chriskay Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 25th Oct 2007
Posts: 4868
Loc: shropshire
Originally Posted By: lansyp
Wasn't it called the gatehouse ,remember they had a car and how they got out without crashing I will never know .


That would be because, in those days, there would only have been about four cars a day using the road: well, maybe five on Sundays. grin
_________________________
Carpe diem.

Top
#911191 - 18th Nov 2014 11:42am Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: chriskay]
bert1 Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 27th Nov 2008
Posts: 7852
Loc: tranmere
Was it the Lodge? 1938


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
lodge.JPG


_________________________
God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.

Top
#911193 - 18th Nov 2014 11:47am Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: bert1]
marty99fred Offline

Smartchild

Registered: 11th Mar 2009
Posts: 464
Loc: Pensby
It may have been a lodge, but officially Bidston Court Lodge was the building above the letter 'e' on the Vyner Road South side of the grounds.

Top
#911194 - 18th Nov 2014 12:07pm Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
Chopper1979 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 20th Feb 2012
Posts: 112
Loc: Wirral
I have no idea where this is but have been trying to work it out!
I like old maps

Top
#911195 - 18th Nov 2014 12:23pm Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
atw1960 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 27th Feb 2010
Posts: 145
Loc: birkenhead
Chopper , it's about halfway down Ford Hill (on the left if you're going down the hill ). You can tell there was something there because there are railings in its place. As far as I can remember the house was still there in the late '70s. I think it was something to do with Bidston Court ( on some maps there is evidence of footpaths in the grounds) but the lodge is in Vyner Road South and is in the process of being renovated - very nice it looks too !

Top
#911213 - 18th Nov 2014 2:00pm Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: atw1960]
Chopper1979 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 20th Feb 2012
Posts: 112
Loc: Wirral
I know the lodge and in fact i know the railings- i had no idea a building was there. I only visited the gardens behind sometime in the last couple of years- looks a lot of History there as there must have been something important owned by someone wealthy.
If I am correct, I also think there is a little trail that runs along by the railings that I walked along.
Its amazing how things change over time.
Thanks for letting me know exactly where you meant.

Top
#911214 - 18th Nov 2014 2:15pm Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
fish5133 Online   content
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 2810
Loc: Heswallish
Thanks for map bert. Interesting that Bidston Court land seems to be both sides of Ford Hill. Seem to remember it was cut into the hill with no real access other than from Ford Hill,although I see a track marked on map Was definitely still there in early 70s as used to pass it on the bus on way to school. Usual myths about it being haunted. Right about the car as I remember that. wondered if it might have been a toll gate but they are usually indicated on maps

Top
#911230 - 18th Nov 2014 4:39pm Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
lansyp Online   content

Forum Addict

Registered: 21st Jul 2009
Posts: 1450
Loc: rockferry
Think the house burnt down in the mid 70s I know I was only a hipper ,the house was a Tudor style one if my memory serves me well

Top
#911286 - 18th Nov 2014 7:41pm Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
stickybeak Offline
Newbeee

Registered: 30th Dec 2012
Posts: 37
Loc: wallasey
In the 60s there was a small holding, on the opposite side of the road, they kept chickens there and they would often be out on the road, Not so much traffic then,

Top
#911296 - 18th Nov 2014 8:17pm Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
Martin1943 Offline
Addict

Registered: 26th Jan 2011
Posts: 252
Loc: Moreton
Talking of Ford Hill, Does anyone know anything about the strange concrete "sculptures" that were positioned about where the lower roundabout is now. I used to pass them on the way to my Godmothers who lived in Wirral Way? she died in the 1960s.

Top
#911338 - 18th Nov 2014 11:13pm Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: fish5133]
superreds Offline


Registered: 11th May 2012
Posts: 2
Loc: Tranmere
I remember Red Roofs at the top of Ford Hill (on the left as you go up) which had a nunnery next door in Eleanor Road.

Top
#911695 - 21st Nov 2014 11:21am Re: Ford Hill -- Old Building [Re: Martin1943]
fish5133 Online   content
Forum Master

Registered: 22nd Mar 2010
Posts: 2810
Loc: Heswallish
Originally Posted By: Martin1943
Talking of Ford Hill, Does anyone know anything about the strange concrete "sculptures" that were positioned about where the lower roundabout is now. I used to pass them on the way to my Godmothers who lived in Wirral Way? she died in the 1960s.


There was the "stone man" at the junction of meadway and manor drive certainly 1966 on wards and probably before but don't recall them near roundabout. There was also an old cottage by the old route of the fender and a stone bridge just near the end of Manor Drive where the M53 bridge is. Part of the old road is still there outside Upton Station. Which used to have its ticket office suspended above the tracks with a great coal fire burning in winter. (as did Bidston Station)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 09:19 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Yesterday at 03:45 PM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 03:32 PM
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Re sizing
by venice
15th Feb 2017 8:56pm
For Sale & Free
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
Yesterday at 09:47 PM
ESCHENBACH Illuminated Magnifiers
by buddy
15th Feb 2017 1:12pm
Canon EOS 550D + lenses & more
by j_demo
14th Feb 2017 4:24pm
Samsung NC10 Notebook PC
by gerrymoore
14th Feb 2017 3:55pm
Suitcase...never used. 2 wheels and sliding handle
by gerrymoore
14th Feb 2017 3:51pm
Featured Member
Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 508
Newest Members
SunsetP, RachelBinns, Rog0137, Iestyn, Neill_Davies
12220 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
uggla (44)
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
Yesterday at 09:19 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Yesterday at 03:45 PM
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
Hospital
by cools
10th Feb 2017 9:53am
X Box One S
by rossie
9th Feb 2017 8:56am
Rescued Animals.
by granny
9th Feb 2017 1:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum 21
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sun 7:20am
Sunset Sun 5:31pm
Local Time Sun 4:34pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me