Above is the wonderful Jevington taken in 2009 by Google Streetview, the only way we can get a fairly up to date image before it was demolished.
1911. George Heaver aged forty one was living at Jevington with his wife Nellie aged thirty seven years. Both were born in Sussex. George was the manager of the Brewers & bottlers Brewery. They had one son Stanley aged thirteen years. Also there was a sister in law Mabel aged twenty six from Sussex and one servant living there too. It is believed that George built Jevington.
William Hammond bought Jevington prior to 1918. The Hammond`s were brick workers. The house was expanded to include a glass sided bedroom for young Eric Hammond who suffered in childhood from extreme asthma. They lived in Jevington until about 1963 when Lillian Hammond died and Jevington had to be sold to pay death duties.
In the 1960`s the Black`s lived at Jevington. They had a gentleman`s outfitters in the Market Place in Macclesfield.
Nevitte`s Electrics lived in Jevington from about 1966 to 1972. They had a shop on Church Street in Macclesfield selling lights.
In the 1970`s and early 1980`s the Cannell family moved up from London to live at Jevington. Ken Cannell had been part of a huge transfer of staff going north from Barclays bank in London. There were four Cannell children David, Penelope, Lucy and Victoria. All went to St John`s school and later Poynton school. The house inside was very old fashioned in decor at this point with flock wallpaper everywhere. And lovely ceiling roses in a lot of rooms. An enormous solid fuel Aga provided hot water and cooking facilities and probably heating. The family were unpopular with the locals after removing a flagpole from the garden, plus the very fact they were from London made them stand out as different. Yet apparently they were a great family and the house was known for it`s many parties whilst owned by the Cannells. It was also the base for the local branch of the Labour party for a short time. The Cannells lived at Jevington for about 6 years. Then it stood empty for about two years before being bought by Janet Sharrocks.
1984 approx Janet Sharrock`s and a partner converted Jevington into a residential home. Most resident`s and staff were from Bollington. There were between six and ten resident`s. It continued as a residential home until shortly before the fire in 2015.
Above and below Jevington in the late 1960`s
kindly donated by Diane Nevitte.
Above, Jevington after the fire in 2015
Above is the actual fire in 2015
Above during the demolition of Jevington, a very sad photo.
New houses built in 2016 on the plot where Jevington stood
Our thanks go to Linda Stewart who has researched census information to present an interesting history of the house’s residents.