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...
- appears on maps: 1890 [#139]
- location: 1 Park Drive, Huddersfield, off Trinity Street
- status: exists
- category: private house
Built in the 1880s for local photographer John Edward Shaw as his family home and photographic studio. 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.
It is believed the next occupant was photographer Thomas Dent whose daughter Daphne Reynolds (1918-2002) became a noted painter and engraver.
Notes and References
- ↑ Seas of Memory (1958) by Frank Hubert Shaw.