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Just seen this photo on eBay of Chantrey House, Norton. Anyone know where it is/was?

It has similarities to the current house called Chanrey House on Norton Lane just below the church, but I'm not convinced its the same house.

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Have a look a these on PS

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?&searchterms=Chantrey_house&action=search&keywords=all%3BCONTAINS%3B%Chantrey_house%%3B#rowNumber0

The first image is the same as the postcard and others are taken later (1967)

However, the location of ‘Maugerhay’ is here (circled in red) so it may be one of the buildings circled in blue on the modern aerial view (remodelled since), or have been demolished altogether?

First map is from 1898 and looking again at this, plus comparing to a more recent map from 1969 (just after the later photos were taken), Chantrey House is clearly marked. So, my opinion would be the original house on the postcard is the building in the lower blue circle of the modern aerial view, or rather what’s left of it.

The other photos on P.S. showing the lane approach, the gate, L shape of the buildings and general layout of the site, all seem to support this theory?

The zoomed in aerial view shows the step in the roofline, as in the old photo on the left and the red arrow would be the viewpoint from which the old photo would have been taken. The buildings on the right of the photo have obviously been altered and shortened, but still are at right angles to the main building.

The lane ‘Maugerhay’ appears not to be a private road, just a blank end and it’s nit too far off my route to work, so if I have time I might have to cheekily stray down there and see if I can get a photo of the current house  it would be great if some of the features of the front elevation match the original?

 

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The lane looks more like someone’s drive, so I didn’t bother, as I wouldn’t want some stranger skulking around my house at 7am. Anyway, looking on a 3D view of the house, it’s pretty conclusive in my opinion that the house is one and the same as in the photograph. Looking at the door and window layout, the adjacent structures and the position in relation to the maps, I would say that this is the ‘Chantrey House’ in the image on the postcard and the P.S. images.

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Good call RLongden.   

Harrold Armitage in his book Chantry Land talkes about several houses with the name Chantry House, one of which was located to the South of Norton Church.

"Ouoting" from the book Chantry Land is this paragraph about a house located on the Green.

Asline Ward mentions in his diary that "Mr Samuel Shore invited me to the Chantry House, as the Cottage on the Green is called.The effect is little injured by the enclosure of the Green.The Shores lived in Chantry House while the Hall was being altered"

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/spy/#zoom=16.035502753038966&lat=53.3344&lon=-1.4586&layers=6&b=1&r=44

Samuel Shore was declared bankrupt and Norton Hall was  put up for sale in 1850, any alterations to the Hall would pre date this by several years.

 

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House where Chantrey was born,img121.thumb.jpg.7ae35c38d629fc313d03f3dcd7b99d2e.jpg

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Any chance of the next two pages please  neddy ?  Also I have not come across "Sheffield Telegraph Rambles" before and it looks very interesting, can you tell me please what years they were published and the frequency of publication?

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This one is 1913, price ninepence, by Chas. H. CHANDLER, don't know how often they came out, this one is a bit tired but interesting.img122.thumb.jpg.b43046d2cdec453f947296d1918367a0.jpg

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2 hours ago, neddy said:

This one is 1913, price ninepence, by Chas. H. CHANDLER, don't know how often they came out, this one is a bit tired but interesting.

Thank you, yes it looks very interesting, I'll be doing a search on the internet for any for sale.

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