Saturday, 19 March 2016

Search for history of Victorian family and their cricket linked Windermere residence

Search for history of Victorian family and their cricket linked Windermere residence
... Little is known of Frank Alfred Roberts and his wife Mary Ellan Roberts, owners of a large Lake District estate, with gardens, stables and two lodges. They employed Thomas Muirhead, the architect of the cricket pavilions at Kennington Oval and Old Trafford, to design a substantial 27 roomed Arts and Crafts house. And plans indicate rooms for a ‘Mr and Mrs Roberts’, ‘Mr Arthur’ and ‘Miss K’.

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