Shirle Hill Cottage, Cherry Tree Road Nether Edge
Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:41 AM
Posted 02 October 2013 - 10:32 AM
The census for 1871 shows Shirle Hill Cottage, Cherry Tree Road - next to Prospect House, Cherry Tree Lane - though I can't find the junction between Road and Lane on any maps
Posted 02 October 2013 - 11:20 AM
Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:33 PM
Don't know if you're still interested in Shirle Hill Cottage, but if you've got any further with your enquiries I'd be very pleased to hear what you have learned. I'm keen to know more, as we're currently looking at the artists who lived in Nether Edge in the early years. As it happens, not only did Theophilus Smith live at the cottage, but also William Poole, portrait painter. Census Returns and Directories indicate the Mr Poole lived at Shirle Hill for over 20 years. White's Directory of 1862 places him in Shirle Hill Cottage.
(I'd post the extract, but I've only just joined the site and haven't got round to working out how to post images - yet!)
Curiously Poole moved from Shirle Hill to Oakdale Road at about the time that Theophilus moved in. Theophilus then moved, as I'm sure you are aware, from Shirle Hill to Oakdale Road a few years later and the 2 were close neighbours.
Posted 28 October 2014 - 12:45 PM