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This fine country house was built by Philip Antrobus and passed on to Samuel Greg.

It was once called Gregs Hall in the1951 census.

During the 19thC the house seems to have been known simply as Mount. I am not sure when it became The Mount although that is the name given by Herbert Greg in a letter (below) written on 20th January 1900 just as he was inheriting the estate from his niece Amy Greg. ‘Mr Turner’ was Mr Isaac Turner, head gardener. His grand-daughter, the late Mary Houghton, lived in Bollington Cross, and I am indebted to her for providing the letter.

1841: Thomas Henshall lived at The Mount with his wife Ann, they were both aged forty years and Thomas was a farmer.

1861:

1871:

1881: Agnes Greg aged 85 (died 1884 a spinster, left £25,358, a colossal amount then!)

1891:

1911:

1939:

Isaac Turner’s gardens at the Mount as painted by Amy Greg in about 1898 …

One of Amy’s many beautiful watercolours

In 1926 Mrs Victoria Hammond live at the Mount.

In the 1930s and 40`s. The Mount was occupied by Miles Kenneth Burrows born 1888, Deputy Chairman, Managing Director and Secretary of Manchester Collieries Limited in 1947, and his wife Margaret born 1889. He was also President of the Lancashire & Cheshire Coal Association. Also living at the Mount was Walter Burrows born 1886, listed in the 1939 census as a Regional Director Staff. Another member of the family, Sir Robert Burrows, lived nearby at Bonis Hall. We are trying to trace members of the Burrows family.

Today The Mount is a retirement care home. In the years from 2003 Pam & Tony Lawton have worked very hard to restore various parts of the garden to the way they were before nature and a lack of care produced an overgrowth of foliage, and they have opened up many of the features of this delightful garden.


Acknowledgements

My thanks go to those who researched and discovered the history that is presented in these pages. Please read the full acknowledgement of their remarkable achievement.

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