1948 Bishop's Lodge - Bomb Damaged

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 07:13

Update: Confirmed to be Bishop's Lodge, Lugard Road

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1948
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Looking at a B/W photo here , this may be the bomb damaged building at 27 Lugard Road. This website notes that due to damage during the war, the house was not rehabilitated until 1950.

I don't think its 27 Lugard Road, the architecture does not match. I also think that ruin is beyond rehabilitation, the shock damage would have made it far cheaper/safer just to pull it down. When the picture was sold at auction, the date given for it was 1948. Here is a photo of the same building undamaged, c1918:

Bishops Lodge
Unknown house on Peak, by Herostratus

The windows, verandah on the near right hand corner, chimneys and pediment match. Unfortunately I do not know where it was. Perhaps the road layout will help someone identify it.

The house was called Bishop's Lodge, I have created a place for this generation building here. A couple more photos:

Bishops Lodge is upper centre, the building down and to the right of the other buildings on the peak:

Looking West To The Peak
Looking West To The Peak, by Herostratus

The back of Bishops Lodge:

Bishops House & City from Peak
Bishops House & City from Peak , by Herostratus

The current building, although still called Bishops Lodge, seems to be a post war construction.  Phil has some nice shots of it on his blog here