Fairhurst Hall4 Comments
Photo: Ron Hunt
Item #: 1074
Steve Gibson identified the location of this hall, thanks. It is in Parbold, see multimap.com, search for Parbold, Fairhurst Hall is shown just north-west of Parbold.
The elevation on the right (with the front door) had been demolished beyond the right side of the door by 1967. The front door had been repositioned in the centre of the left elevation.
Many thanks for the post. As a "Fairhurst", can I ask whether the Hall is named after a family of a place?
The fairhurst name originates from Parbold meaning "A fair grop of trees " So these may be our ancestors .
The "newer" section of the house on the right was demolished by Dr Tom Rigg in the early 1950s. In the 1960s and 70s the full time gardener was a retired coal miner called Matthew Fairhurst. This was a coincidence that lead to many funny moments when visitors passing by would ask after the owner,who was George Travis and who frequently looked more like a gardener when he dressed for outside work, Matt would say that he was Mr Fairhurst. he and George Travis would enjoy the joke and simply carry on labouring until it was time for lunch or dinner when the guest would discover he was eating with the man he had thought was the gardener.