WikiWirral its great, register, enjoy and welcome.
Forum Stats
12450 Members
65 Forums
73744 Topics
996715 Posts
65 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
74 registered (4436789, 14 invisible), 1190 Guests and 254 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Insecure sites. 571
Games for children 379
What is your Daily Exercise ? 370
Is this crime against humanity 324
Wanted Wii consul 239
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets? 212
Replacement Key Fob casing 204
Anyone read this ? 191
Taltalk Broadband Dying 177
Charity fishing match 151
New General Forums
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND
by Laraine
06:04 PM
Are you a Mathematician ?
by granny
15th Nov 2017 8:59am
Poor Bruce
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 1:15am
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
14th Nov 2017 8:03pm
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
John Lewis advert
by buddy
Today at 12:01 PM
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by Excoriator
Today at 11:39 AM
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by bert1
Today at 07:45 AM
Games for children
by venice
Today at 01:55 AM
DIY advice needed
by yr20405
Yesterday at 11:23 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Yesterday at 09:29 PM
where to get cheap carpet
by venice
Yesterday at 09:27 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Yesterday at 09:25 PM
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly
Yesterday at 07:42 PM
November
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 ?
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
bonfire night
by snowhite
3rd Nov 2017 5:40pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#1043871 - 4th Sep 2017 8:23pm HOD Leasowe Castle Hotel
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19265
Loc: Here.
Well. it's September again which means one thing only- Heritage Open Days!!

A new addition to this years booklet was Leasowe Castle Hotel. This 1 hour guided tour was a bookable event. Visited with Missy (of the Manor)!

Bit of History- The original Leasowe Castle was built in 1593 by Ferdinando, the 5th Earl of Derby. In the following year he was awarded with the Manor of Wallasey, and in 1594 became the Mayor of Liverpool. The original purpose of the building is not known but it is likely to have been built in connection with sporting activities, possibly as a viewing area for the famous Wallasey races, the forerunners of the Derby race. The original octagonal tower was built with an entrance door five and a half feet above ground level. This would have given security and protection against flooding from the high tides, and also the ground floor would have served as a stable. The walls were built three feet in width, and a later owner, possibly William the 6th Earl of Derby constructed four turrets onto the original tower. T he Stanley family (the Earls of Derby), seem to have given up the building within a century of its construction, and it rapidly deteriorated to a ruin. Once known as The New Hall it soon became known as Mockbeggar Hall, a name commonly given to old ruined manorial halls. A chart of North Wirral, the Grenville Collins Pilot of 1650 shows the castle named as Mockbeggar Hall, and the foreshore as Mockbeggar Wharf, a name still used on today's Ordinance Survey Maps. The castle passed through several families until bought in 1802 by Mrs Boode. Her daughter Mary Anne married Colonel Edward Cust in 1821 and the castle remained in the Cust family until 1895. Edward Cust, the 6th son of Lord Brownlow, tried initially to run the castle as a hotel, unsuccessful he then took up residence in 1843 and made many additions to the building. In 1911 it was bought by the Trustees of the Railway Convalescent Homes, who ran the place until 1970. It was later bought in 1974 by the Wallasey Corporation who did little with it, Wirral Borough Council eventually reselling it in 1980 to Ken Harding who opened it again as a hotel. The first St Bernard dog ever brought in England found a home at Leaoswe Casle.

http://www.wirralhistory.online/leasowecastle.html


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Leasowe Castle 021 (Copy).JPG

Leasowe Castle 023 (Copy).JPG

Leasowe Castle 024 (Copy).JPG

Leasowe Castle 001 (Copy).JPG

Description: Remnants of original doorway

Leasowe Castle 004 (Copy).JPG

Leasowe Castle 006 (Copy).JPG

Leasowe Castle 007 (Copy).JPG




Edited by RUDEBOX (4th Sep 2017 8:27pm)
_________________________
Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Top
Google Ads
#1043872 - 4th Sep 2017 8:26pm Re: HOD Leasowe Castle Hotel [Re: RUDEBOX]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19265
Loc: Here.
Few more pics


Attachments: Viewing Permissions May Apply. Click Me
Leasowe Castle 010 (Copy).JPG

Description: Missy of the Manor

Leasowe Castle 014 (Copy).JPG

Leasowe Castle 017 (Copy).JPG

Leasowe Castle 020 (Copy).JPG

Leasowe Castle 022 (Copy).JPG


_________________________
Mia Mabel

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Jer-e-my Cor-byn


Top
#1043873 - 4th Sep 2017 8:58pm Re: HOD Leasowe Castle Hotel [Re: RUDEBOX]
cools Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 16th Aug 2013
Posts: 2120
Loc: Wirral
Looks a nice place like looking at the stately homes. Good pics Rude and Missy you were lucky the Ghost of the manor wasn't around, lol..

Top
#1043877 - 4th Sep 2017 10:19pm Re: HOD Leasowe Castle Hotel [Re: RUDEBOX]
missmahjong Online   content
Wiki Guide

Registered: 3rd Jun 2012
Posts: 6560
Loc: wirral
Great report and photos guys , was a good tour and interesting, the four poster bed frame was VERY shaky , the lad doing the guiding told us it was VERY popular with the NEWLY WEDS , whole lot of shaking going on.... LOL We did ask about ghosts but no real stories to be honest ...MISSY OF THE MANOR INDEED ....LOL

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
Yesterday at 11:29 PM
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
Yesterday at 09:29 PM
Games for children
by granny
Yesterday at 01:35 AM
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
For Sale & Free
where to get cheap carpet
by mickturner
Yesterday at 04:24 PM
White radiator single panel 1400 x 600 - good cond
by gerrymoore
16th Nov 2017 9:16am
Samsung Galaxy S7 Titanium Silver + Extras
by j_demo
15th Nov 2017 7:29pm
Vaping set
by paul110180
15th Nov 2017 2:37pm
Wanted wii consul box
by dodie
15th Nov 2017 12:19pm
Featured Member
Registered: 22nd Feb 2010
Posts: 195
Newest Members
monadrexx, Dipper, DarioLo, JohnG74, kerryanne1980
12450 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
eggandchips (64)
New Wirral Info
Fitting bathroom lights need help
by yr20405
Yesterday at 11:29 PM
Games for children
by granny
Yesterday at 01:35 AM
Bath Lifts
by locomotive
16th Nov 2017 6:22pm
The Lanterns at Chester Zoo
by granny
16th Nov 2017 1:05pm
Travelling Bus and Train Which Tickets?
by fish5133
15th Nov 2017 5:31pm
News : New Topics
Anyone read this ?
by venice
16th Nov 2017 3:22pm
Is this crime against humanity
by granny
13th Nov 2017 4:04pm
Wedding for Cancer Research !
by Katemargaret
11th Nov 2017 10:38pm
The EU and us.
by Excoriator
11th Nov 2017 8:44am
Police, St Josephs Primary, Woodchurch Road
by diggingdeeper
7th Nov 2017 3:55pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Charity fishing match
by paul110180
09:29 PM
Are there any doctors or nurses on here.
by granny
16th Nov 2017 11:52pm
Taltalk Broadband Dying
by diggingdeeper
15th Nov 2017 3:40am
Replacement Key Fob casing
by fish5133
14th Nov 2017 7:45pm
Insecure sites.
by venice
13th Nov 2017 3:54pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Fitting bathroom lights need help 58
Charity fishing match 27
Telephone Caller Alert - they are NOT BT BROADBAND 19
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 7:44am
Sunset Sat 4:10pm
Local Time Sat 2:12pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .