Saturday, 9 April 2016

“All gone now” ................... after two centuries Mr Sharpe’s house on Beech Road is no more

Now the last little bit of Mr Sharpe’s house which stood on Beech Road from early in the 19th century has gone.

I suppose with hindsight its departure was never in doubt after the fire that destroyed half its roof back in 2011.

It had stood empty for even longer and I am told efforts to locate its last owner proved difficult with more than one story that he/she lived in the U.S.A.

It is a building I have often written about and at one time wondered if it would be sensible to try and buy it.*

Sounder counsels prevailed but in the course of telling its story I have come across quite a few people who remember it and have links with it, all of which means that it will not go away, even if as Mike Lever’s pictures taken yesterday show there is now just an empty space.

Location; Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Pictures; “All gone now” ............ 2016, Daniel Sharpe’s house, from the collection of Mike Lever

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