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#345465 - 28th Aug 2009 1:23pm Some fireplace!!
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I've recently bought the book "Merchant Palaces", which is a collection of photographs by Bedford Lemere of some of the grand houses built in Liverpool & Wirral by some of the great industrialists of the 19th. century.
This fireplace was at Dawpool, Thurstaston, home of T.H.Ismay, chairman of the White Star Line (Titanic). When the house was demolished in 1927, this massive fireplace was removed & used as the entrance of the Kingsland dance hall in Borough Rd. I went there yesterday & the marble pillars are still there.


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#345474 - 28th Aug 2009 1:40pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: chriskay]
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Total extravagance with inglenook i think its called and the bagged Tiger on the floor, great picture though Chris.
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#345518 - 28th Aug 2009 5:02pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: bert1]
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Yes, Bert; first time I've seen an inglenook with windows in the back. The book describes it as the dining room fireplace; wonder if they had an even bigger one in the sitting room? The largest room at Dawpool was the picture gallery.

@ summer01; the book has a total of 50 pictures; great value at £10 & you may find it cheaper on Amazon.
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#345523 - 28th Aug 2009 5:25pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: chriskay]
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It would take a few bags of nutty slack to keep THAT fire going !!

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#345525 - 28th Aug 2009 5:28pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: ]
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That's one hell of a fireplace, but can't help thinking it would have been money better spent on lifeboats !

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#345533 - 28th Aug 2009 5:44pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: w10694]
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That's one hell of a fireplace, but can't help thinking it would have been money better spent on lifeboats !


See your point, not forgetting they had the lifeboats, just didn't want to spoil the look of the ship.
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#345544 - 28th Aug 2009 6:37pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: bert1]
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Dawpool hall and what was inscribed above the fireplace


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#345600 - 29th Aug 2009 9:09am Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: ]
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great pitchures any more?


some good pics at this site http://viewfinder.english-heritage.org.uk/story/slide.aspx?storyUid=86&slideNo=34

Dawpool and largest room


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#345608 - 29th Aug 2009 9:44am Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: bert1]
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All those flat screen televisions on the wall, must have had loads of money smile

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#345627 - 29th Aug 2009 11:10am Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: MerseyMan]
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They are just to help warm the room up when the coal man hasn't been !!

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#658261 - 25th Jan 2012 2:14pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: ]
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#658305 - 25th Jan 2012 5:14pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: bert1]
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Bad reporting. White Star never built the Titanic. Harland and Wolf did! Can't help thinking about all the poor sods living in abject poverty while these two had all that. Mr Cameron will have us back to those "good old days" if we are not careful.

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#658347 - 25th Jan 2012 6:15pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: Helles]
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The WirralNews article says that this and another one were sold in 1927, with the other one going to Portmeirion. Any idea what it looked like?
I went to Portmeirion a few years ago, and there are plenty of columns and arches that it could be. I took plenty of photographs, so I might have a piccy of it in its present home - if only I knew what it looked like, or whereabouts they used it.

From their website - Portmeirion
Portmeirion was built in two stages: from 1925 to 1939 the site was ‘pegged-out’ and its most distinctive buildings were erected. From 1954-76 he filled in the details. The second period was typically classical or Palladian in style in contrast to the Arts and Crafts style of his earlier work. Several buildings were salvaged from demolition sites, giving rise to Clough’s description of the place as “a home for fallen buildings”.

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#658360 - 25th Jan 2012 6:34pm Re: Some fireplace!! [Re: Norton]
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Its in The Pantheon, main foyer I believe.


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