Endon House had the distinction of having it`s own private road and this road was used regularly by the public. It`s gate was closed one day a year on New Years day thus demonstrating to the ordinary villagers that it was not public right of way.
Old photos to follow from the present owner ….
William Clayton was a very successful industrialist who built both Endon House and Endon Hall but is thought not to have lived at either.
Enid Simpsons book A Kerridge Childhood written in the 1920`s mentions Endon House`s resident dog `Jummy` in an amusing tale A Kerridge Childhood
In 1861 William Young aged fifty one from Scotland lived here, he was a merchant for cotton goods. He lived with his Scottish born wife Marion aged forty nine and their Manchester born children aged between 8 and 13 years. They also had four servants, a cook from Bradford , two housemaids from Gawsworth and Ireland and finally a nurse also from Ireland
In 1871 Endon House is listed as on Oak Fold which we think is the Rally Road as we know it today. Elizabeth Dickens aged thirty eight from Adlington Cheshire lived with her four children aged between 8 years and 8 months. She is listed as married, not widowed but her husband is not at home that day
1881 Sarah Millward aged fifty five is a servant cook and was living here with Elizabeth presumably her daughter aged twenty five. Sarah is listed as married but no husband mentioned. We can only presume that the head of the house was away on business at the time of the census.
In 1901 Endon House was occupied by Thomas Arthur Collier a retired drapery wholesale merchant aged forty one from Manchester. He lived with his wife Amy who was from Lincolnshire and their three servants
In 1915 a Alex Buchanan Thomson lived there
In 1923 William Charles Jones lived in Endon House.
In 1939 Vincent Keeney lived at the lodge, he was a butler valet thirty five years. He lived with his wife May aged thirty six years and their son Robert 9 years.