Cowart's Common Room

I haven’t visited my blog for years! Today I went there to see what I had written about Sockburn Hall which was in a ruinous state in2009 when I visited.
I am shortly visiting with my eldest brother to see what its saviour has done. The repairs etc are complete and I can’t wait to see it. It has been removed from the “at risk “ register.
So good when a big old house is saved.

I forgot to say that my grandparents lived there for 30+ years before it started to deteriorate.

Posted at 20th Mar 2019 - 03:06PM   Posted by Withy Brook   Blog Comments: 5

Faith's Avatar Oh I do agree with you Withy - I love big old houses. It's so sad when they are pulled down. Once when I was a young teen the demolition signs went up on a beautiful old house near where I lived. I nipped in and had a look at it - somehow I got inside, I can't remember how. It had wonderful stained glass doors and wood floors - and I can still visualise the garden, sloping down with moss covered stone steps to a lake.

Posted by: Faith on 20th Mar 2019 at 06:00PM

Fennie's Avatar Shades of 'Last night I dreamed I went to Manderly again.'

Posted by: Fennie on 20th Mar 2019 at 06:46PM

Withy Brook's Avatar But luckily it has yet to be burnt down! (Touching wood)

Posted by: Withy Brook on 20th Mar 2019 at 06:57PM

KitKatCot's Avatar Good news Withy, I think I mentioned to you before that Himselfs Grandmother worked at Sockburn Hall before WW1 (long time before your residence there!!)

We followed the website about the renovation but it seemed to go a bit quiet a few years ago, so we stopped. I will have a look to see if I can find it again.

Posted by: KitKatCot on 20th Mar 2019 at 07:06PM

Camilla's Avatar Love old big houses Withy, will be lovely for you to see it again now it has been restored. Perhaps some pics would be lovely too.

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Mar 2019 at 05:43PM

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