Picture Gallery

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Dethick, Lea & Holloway
Picture Gallery

Upper Holloway Farm.jpg (38557 bytes)

Upper Holloway Farm

The Radford House.jpg (28251 bytes)

The Home (with modern extentions)
in Upper Holloway
of My Great-Great Grandparents
George and Elizabeth Radford

and the Early Childhood Home of
my Great Grandmother
Roseannah Radford

Lea Mills from Church Street.jpg (38770 bytes)

Looking down into the valley
towards Lea Bridge with
Lea Mills, the John Smedley factory
just visible in the center of the photograph.

Holloway Church.jpg (38676 bytes)

Christ Church, Holloway
Consecrated in 1903, the Church was
built on a site known as 'Aaron's Lot',
the site having been given by the
Trustees of Lea Hurst's W. E. Nightingale.
The tower, costing 900
was added in 1910, given by the people
of the village as a memorial
to Mrs. Walker of Lea Wood Hall

Lea School.jpg (29110 bytes)

Lea School
Opened on 7th September 1859
Florence Nightingale was one of the
contributors to a public subscription.
Author Alison Uttley was
a pupil from 1891-1896

Dethick.jpg (40273 bytes)

Looking over the fields towards
Dethick. St. John the Baptist's Church
enlarged in 1530 to its present size
by Sir Anthony Babington, can be seen
just to the right of center. Nowadays,
Dethick consists of the three farms
grouped around the Church.

Jug & Glass at Lea.jpg (29825 bytes)

The 'Jug & Glass' Inn
Built in 1782 by Peter Nightingale.
Once incorporated a hospital
for workers on the Nightingale Estate

Lea Chapel.jpg (31751 bytes)

Lea Chapel
Now an independent Chapel, it is
one of the oldest Nonconformist
chapels in the country. It was built
about 1671 and endowed in 1735 by
Thomas Nightingale for the use of
protestant Dissenters.

Lea Hall.jpg (44263 bytes)

On the edge of Lea village, Lea Hall
was once the residence of the
Lord of the Manor. Certainly there in
reign of King John, it had a
succession of owners, including
Roger de Alveley, Sir Geoffrey Dethick,
the Babington's, Frechvile's, Rolleston's,
Pearsall's and the Nightingales. It was
they who renovated it with the Georgian
facade in 1754.

Three Horse Shoes - Lea.jpg (41388 bytes)

'The Three Horse Shoes'
Originally an Inn, now a domestic
dwelling. Records show that various
member's of the Radford family
were 'landlord's from 1765.
In 1775 Joseph Radford was also tenant of the adjacent blacksmith's shop

Smedley's Lea Mills Factory.jpg (30178 bytes)

Lea Mills, built in 1784 as a
cotton mill by Peter Nightingale, it was leased by the Smedley family, who eventually became outright owners of the freehold in 1893. Smedley built houses in the village for his workers and also established a hospital in the building nearby,
now known as Post Office Row.

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