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Endon Lodge

Endon Lodge, c1910

Formerly a lodge now a house, built c.1850. (grade II listed).

Endon Lodge, a lovely octagonal gate house on the bend of Clarke Lane and Oak Lane.

The driveway to the left of the house is the original front drive to Endon Hall.

Formerly a lodge now a house: probably built by William Clayton who also built Endon House and Endon Hall.

Pyramidal Welsh slate roof, red tile ridge and a stone chimney. Hexagonal in plan with two storeys and two-light casements in chamfered stone surrounds on three faces. Stone band at eaves supports ashlar castellations. The door is now in the extension to the rear of the property. It was probably built when Endon Hall was extended c1850.

Census

1861: Robert Bailey aged forty one years, a coachman from Surrey lived with his wife Mary aged fifty years. She was the Lodge Keeper and was originally from Longton in Staffordshire. They had four children aged between thirteen and sixteen years, the eldest was a teacher. The children were all born in Congleton.

1871: Endon Lodge was occupied by a farmer of eleven acres Michael Rose aged forty nine years and his wife Margaret of the same age. Also living there were their eight children aged from five to twenty seven years.

1881: Joseph Swinton aged forty seven years and a farm labourer lived at Endon Lodge with wife Mary aged thirty seven years. Both were originally from Morley in Cheshire.

1891: Charles Guest was resident at Endon Lodge, he was aged thirty one years and was a groom, coachman and domestic servant originally from Lymm. Charles lived with his wife Mary aged twenty nine years and from Coldstream, Berwickshire. They had three children aged between two and seven years. The eldest was born in Manchester and the other two in Bollington.

1901: Endon Lodge was occupied by Manchester born John Galgani aged thirty one years,he was a coachman. He lived with his wife Mary aged twenty six years from Ireland and their three children also born in Ireland. Ten years later they were living at Endon Hall.

1913: Mary Louisa Walker was listed as living at Endon Lodge and was still there in 1923 and in that year she had been joined by Mary Alice Backhouse.

1924 to 1928: Endon Lodge was occupied by Linda Stewart’s Grandmother Stella Ogden and step mother Mable Ogden who had both come down from Prestwich. Both worked at Endon Hall as silver service waitresses. 

Stella and Mabel Ogden

   Stella married Linda`s Grandfather Donald Audley Stewart in 1931 at St. John’s church when Donald was twenty nine years old and Stella was twenty seven years old, (by this time Stella and Mabel were living at 1 Swanscoe Avenue).The reception was held at The Conservative Club on Adlington Road. Then Donald, Stella and Mabel moved to a brand new house at number 7 Fairfield Avenue Bollington around 1931 to 1939 where Linda`s father Michael Stewart was born in 1936.

1929: Arthur and Annie Smith were living at Endon Lodge.

1931-1939: Vincent Keeney aged thirty six years lived at Endon Lodge, Vincent was a Butler/ Valet living with wife May aged thirty seven years. They had a nine year old son Robert P who was still at school.

Endon Lodge, 2019

Acknowledgements

The historical information on this page about the construction of the house is taken from the Historic England website. Our thanks go to Linda Stewart who has researched census information to present an interesting history of the house’s residents.