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WeathersField House and Noctorum History

Posted By: MrBrightside

WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 4th Jun 2010 1:45pm

Hey guys,

Been trying to find old photos or even old maps showing weathersfield house near noctorum and some history around it.

I have heard that it used to be all fields etc would really love to know some more info. Ie who built the house who owned it etc!

Many thanks guys

the post code is CH43 9QN for google maps


Posted By: greasby_lad

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 5th Jun 2010 6:27am

Wethersfield is not on the OS 1875 map, but appears on the OS 1910 version.

A building company is in the process (possibly now completed) of redevelopment and is offering accomodation in the mansion, stable block and some newbuild cottages.

Sorry, no old photos.


Description: OS 1875 & OS 1910 comparison
Attached picture Wethersfield.jpg

Description: Advert of redevelopment company
Attached picture Wethersfield House.jpg
Posted By: MrBrightside

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 5th Jun 2010 10:13am

Thats great buddy nice one. Ive lived round there all my life so allways nice to know:)

thanks again

Posted By: uptoncx

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 5th Jun 2010 4:34pm


Wethersfield House was designed by Edmund Kirby (who also designed Mere Hall and Rathmore in Noctorum Lane). It is not known who the house was built for, but in 1893 Joseph Beausire, a very successful nitrate merchant who had offices in Water Street, lived there and it is possible it was he that it was built for.

Joseph Beausire had eight daughters and four sons, with a staff of up to 17.

In 1902 planning permission was given for a coach house, stables and courtyard.

By 1911 Edward Rimmer Beausire, second son of Joseph, was the owner of the house.

During the Second World War it was requisitioned by the military. After the war it was converted into nine flats and some of the grounds were sold off for housing.

By the 1980s, most of the grounds had been sold for residential development, with new houses within yards of the building.

Neglect set in and the house became derelict until in 2003 an application was made to demolish the building and replace it with 11 new houses. A last ditch campaign saved the house at the eleventh hour.

Reference: Article by John M Birtwistle in Wirral Champion Journal, Summer 2003


Description: Wethersfield House from the front
Attached picture wethersfield1.jpg

Description: South West side which has views across to Wales
Attached picture wethersfield2.jpg
Posted By: TRANCENTRAL

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 7th Jun 2010 6:50pm

nice one uptoncx thumbsup looks a interesting place cool
Posted By: MrBrightside

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 8th Jun 2010 8:19am

Thanks brill ! Nice one buddy im amazed smile


Thanks again


Posted By: MissGuided

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 18th Jul 2011 8:42pm

Fantastic - I knew upton would have something on this smile
Posted By: AR_One

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 19th Jul 2011 7:06am

Can't really add loads other than when I was young we lived on the corner of Weathersfield road and Croft close (the back of Weathersfield house was opposite my front door.

We moved there in the late 70s and the estate was only half built, you could go to the top of croft close and walk accross fields to the shops by the Wirral 100.

I also remember dad being most put out that the road was "unadopted" when we moved in and the council came and tarmaced it and sent us a bill when we had no choice in the matter!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 20th Jul 2011 12:13am

Weathersfield House is indeed due to be turned into 11 (iirc) apartments. The three lodges already constructed are under offer subject to the go ahead on the main house.

It was a victim of the recession but they are about to do the conversion and the developer (Scottish guy) is simply looking to not make a loss on it.

I've been in there, a couple if months ago, in fact I mentioned to Rudebox at a pub meet shortly after that it would be ripe for a UE but due to my connections with it I could never recommend, condone or attend - besides, I've seen it.

Really interesting place, and I have a lot more info on it but unfortunately as I'm abroad and it's all in my office, you'll have to wait.

Posted By: Anonymous

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 20th Jul 2011 12:15am

In fact thinking about it, the pictures I took may well be on my camera still which I have here. Will have a look and upload them when I'm on my laptop.
Posted By: woodley

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 20th Jul 2011 4:59am

Originally Posted by uptoncx

Wethersfield House was designed by Edmund Kirby (who also designed Mere Hall and Rathmore in Noctorum Lane). It is not known who the house was built for, but in 1893 Joseph Beausire, a very successful nitrate merchant who had offices in Water Street, lived there and it is possible it was he that it was built for.

Joseph Beausire had eight daughters and four sons, with a staff of up to 17.
Hi Uptoncx. You seem to be a hive of knowledge and I was wondering if you have any information about "Revelstoke" in Rock Lane West. Rock Ferry. My aunt (Evelyn Redrobe) was still living there in late fifties and prior to that my grandparents (William and Sophia Graham). When I came back for a trip about ten years ago, it was gone and a whole row of new homes built. I was distraught but could find no info on it anywhere. I would be thrilled if you have any info and would like to thank you in advance.
In 1902 planning permission was given for a coach house, stables and courtyard.

By 1911 Edward Rimmer Beausire, second son of Joseph, was the owner of the house.

During the Second World War it was requisitioned by the military. After the war it was converted into nine flats and some of the grounds were sold off for housing.

By the 1980s, most of the grounds had been sold for residential development, with new houses within yards of the building.

Neglect set in and the house became derelict until in 2003 an application was made to demolish the building and replace it with 11 new houses. A last ditch campaign saved the house at the eleventh hour.

Reference: Article by John M Birtwistle in Wirral Champion Journal, Summer 2003
Posted By: woodley

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 20th Jul 2011 5:10am

Originally Posted by woodley
Originally Posted by uptoncx

Wethersfield House was designed by Edmund Kirby (who also designed Mere Hall and Rathmore in Noctorum Lane). It is not known who the house was built for, but in 1893 Joseph Beausire, a very successful nitrate merchant who had offices in Water Street, lived there and it is possible it was he that it was built for.

Joseph Beausire had eight daughters and four sons, with a staff of up to 17.
Hi Uptoncx. You seem to be a hive of knowledge and I was wondering if you have any information about "Revelstoke" in Rock Lane West. Rock Ferry. My aunt (Evelyn Redrobe) was still living there in late fifties and prior to that my grandparents (William and Sophia Graham). When I came back for a trip about ten years ago, it was gone and a whole row of new homes built. I was distraught but could find no info on it anywhere. I would be thrilled if you have any info and would like to thank you in advance.
In 1902 planning permission was given for a coach house, stables and courtyard.

By 1911 Edward Rimmer Beausire, second son of Joseph, was the owner of the house.

During the Second World War it was requisitioned by the military. After the war it was converted into nine flats and some of the grounds were sold off for housing.

By the 1980s, most of the grounds had been sold for residential development, with new houses within yards of the building.

Neglect set in and the house became derelict until in 2003 an application was made to demolish the building and replace it with 11 new houses. A last ditch campaign saved the house at the eleventh hour.

Reference: Article by John M Birtwistle in Wirral Champion Journal, Summer 2003

Hi Upton. Don't know what I did wrong there, but I'll try again. You seem to be a hive of knowledge and so I was wondering if you have any information on a large house named "Revelstoke" on Rock Lane West. Rock Ferry. My aunt still lived there late fifties (Evelyn Redrobe) and she died in 1959. Prior to that my grandparents (William and Sophia Graham)were the owners. When I came back for a trip 10 years ago it had been demolished and a row of new houses had been built...I was distraught and could find no info at all. Hoping that you have a little info you can pass on and thanking you in advance.
Posted By: Gabor

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 5th Sep 2019 11:20pm

Hello,
I'd like to view the attached images in the posts above but all I get is a message "You do not have access to download this attachment". How can I gain access?
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: WeathersField House and Noctorum History - 6th Sep 2019 5:51am

Originally Posted by Gabor
Hello,
I'd like to view the attached images in the posts above but all I get is a message "You do not have access to download this attachment". How can I gain access?


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