Burlington House, Park Drive, Huddersfield

GEOGRAPHIC STUB
This page is a bare-bones entry for a location which appears on an historic Ordnance Survey map. More detailed information may eventually be added...

Details

  • appears on maps: 1890 [#139]
  • location: 1 Park Drive, Huddersfield, off Trinity Street
  • status: exists
  • category: private house
  • architect: Ben Stocks (1838-1911)

Built in 1886[1] for local photographer John Edward Shaw as his family home and photographic studio. Following John Edward's death in 1916, his son, Charles Raven Shaw, committed suicide in the property in December 1917.

John Edward's son, Frank Hubert Shaw, described the house as "big and spacious: solidly built from the prevalent freestone: erected, I shrewdly believe, as a monument to my father's vanity and as proof of his success!" in his autobiography.[2]

It is believed the next occupant was photographer Thomas Dent whose daughter Daphne Reynolds (1918-2002) became a noted painter and engraver.

Gallery

    Loading... ::::::omeka tag Burlington House (Huddersfield):::

Location

Notes and References

  1. Source: "John Edward Shaw (1849- 1916): Huddersfield Methodist New Connexion Photographer and Freemason" by Brian Haigh.
  2. Seas of Memory (1958) by Frank Hubert Shaw.

Burlington House, Park Drive, Huddersfield

Categories

Buildings | Stub entry
This page was last modified on 22 December 2017 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

Search Huddersfield Exposed