House in Tideswell

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  1. Nabean

    Nabean Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if anyone can help with this query regarding a big house in Tideswell that I used to visit with my grandmother in the late 50s/early 60s.
    It was owned by a Mrs. Robinson, and was off Manchester Road on the left (when you've turned off the main road from Chapel-en-le-frith), up an unnamed road, near to Highfields Barn. I've found it on Google maps and taken the attached snapshots, but I can't find what it is called.
    I've enhanced the second pic, but I still can't read what it says on the gatepost!
     

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    According to an OS map of the area, it is (now) called Highfield House:

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    The map attached to the 1939 Register also names it as Highfield House :)

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    Thank you for that. I did suspect that was its name, but entering it into google didn't produce any photos. My grandmother was born in Tideswell and her baby sister is buried there, so she must have known people there, before moving to Buxton. When my grandfather was alive, we used to go there often in the Austin 7, and on the way back pick watercress in the stream that runs alongside Manchester Road, which was obviously very fresh.
     
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