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Monday, January 03, 2011

Mottram Courthouse


The courthouse at Mottram is now the home of the Tameside Patrollers. It is a Grade II listed building. Read the official description on Old Hyde.

4 comments:

Paul said...

Interesting old building. Is that a blue plaque on RH side?

Dave Williams said...

The blue plaque's for Francis Lovell (1454-1487) and you can read about it here:
http://www.tameside.gov.uk/blueplaque

Lovell was a confidant of Richard III and it is he who is referred to in the well-known doggerel:

The Cat, the Rat and Lovell our dog
Rule all England under the Hog.

The Cat being William Catesby, the Rat Sir Richard Ratcliffe, and the Hog was Richard III who used a wild boar as his heraldic device.
There's another blue plaque on the building round the corner to the right which is for Lawrence Earnshaw.

Louis la Vache said...

The doggerel is as interesting as the building in the photo!

With everything in California being comparatively new - and "old" building is from the 19th century, a really old one from the 18th (such as the Spanish missions) - we lose sight of how long Merry Old England has been with us!

Nabeel's Cosmos said...

For some reason this reminds me of the HBO series, "The Wire" ... this house reminds me of that, if you tae away the signage.

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