Hurdsfield House, 1890

(red dress)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
obk 22  not listed recorded without number

View of man and woman skating together, another man behind, and Hurdsfield House in the background

Woven on silk:-
Hurdsfield House
Printed at bottom of card mount:-
Card mount:
19.3 cm deep by 24.4 cm wide

7.6 cm high by 10.3 cm wide

Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
First Sketch:    Mr Sidney Barlow
Design Draft:Mr James Norris
Card Cutter:Mr William Stubbs
Weaver:Mrs Ruth Collier
Design No:Y.1017

by Lewis Cowen:
HURDSFIELD HOUSE was the last issue to appear without a legand. From 1951 all woven silk pictures had one, giving some background information, but research indicates that this building was purchased in 1729 by William Brocklehurst, for the sum of 660. At that time it was known as Lower House, Hurdsfield, and was to become the home of John Brocklehurst (William's son) at about the time he joined the button firm of Acton & Street in 1745, remaining in the family for some generations.


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