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Woolton Dr

My Doctors in Woolton has historic links, here a very brief history


Woolton House was built in 1867 as a wedding present to Mr John Cross, a surgeon and his new wife. From that day to this, the house has been used continuously as a medical practice, adapting successfully to the many changes in Health Care provision over the years.
Barbie

That's a nice building SM.
Scousemouse

Barbie wrote:
That's a nice building SM.

Yes its amazing inside ,considering its well over one hudred years old the inside looks like a moden surgery
This is what it looks like from out side

And this is the glass entrance

brainbox

I've just taken a look on the Practice website Scousemouse and it appears to be  very well run organisation too.
I found this bit of info on a John Cross of Woolton who was a G.p. The date of his death appears to be the date of the opening of the building, but in the official info it is described as the date of his marriage.. do you think the John Cross M.D. in my piece could be the father of the John Cross M.D. in your Piece

Hillcroft House[/u                                                                    ]James Gore (1784-1872) the stonemason, born in Childwall (township?) probably set up his own business before c.1820, married a Childwall girl Mary (1789-1865) and by 1823 was father of Mary Jane and his business was included in the Liverpool Directory, two years later his daughter Elizabeth was born. By 1835 he was certainly at Hillcroft - he might have been here as much as 10 years earlier - and between the house and Church Road extensive workshops were later mapped. In neither 1841 nor 1851 did he number his employees, but [u]by 1851 his daughter Mary Jane had married Dr John Cross (1821-1867) and was living at 1 Mason Street. By 1855 his daughter Elizabeth had married the West India merchant Thomas B. Cross (born c.1823) and a grandson James was born, but the same year saw the death of his wife too.
Scousemouse

brainbox wrote:
I've just taken a look on the Practice website Scousemouse and it appears to be  very well run organisation too.
I found this bit of info on a John Cross of Woolton who was a G.p. The date of his death appears to be the date of the opening of the building, but in the official info it is described as the date of his marriage.. do you think the John Cross M.D. in my piece could be the father of the John Cross M.D. in your Piece

Hillcroft House[/u                                                                    ]James Gore (1784-1872) the stonemason, born in Childwall (township?) probably set up his own business before c.1820, married a Childwall girl Mary (1789-1865) and by 1823 was father of Mary Jane and his business was included in the Liverpool Directory, two years later his daughter Elizabeth was born. By 1835 he was certainly at Hillcroft - he might have been here as much as 10 years earlier - and between the house and Church Road extensive workshops were later mapped. In neither 1841 nor 1851 did he number his employees, but [u]by 1851 his daughter Mary Jane had married Dr John Cross (1821-1867) and was living at 1 Mason Street. By 1855 his daughter Elizabeth had married the West India merchant Thomas B. Cross (born c.1823) and a grandson James was born, but the same year saw the death of his wife too.

It is very well run, its fully computerised I can order my repeat perscriptions on line and pick them up in fourty eight hours.
There are eight doctors and no matter which one you see evey thing is at there finger tips on computers,so they know every thing they need to know to make a diagnosis, even blood tests ect are carried out on site  
I dont know
for sure, but i wouldnt put any money on it not being so   Wink
Lizzie

Is Woolton Manor still standing.....we did our PTS (Preliminary Training School) there.....six weeks of learning how to make beds and all sorts of stuff before going to our training hospitals..............I remember the dorms had been sectioned off into rooms but the partitions did not go all the way up to the ceiling..... Rolling Eyes
Scousemouse

Lizzie wrote:
Is Woolton Manor still standing.....we did our PTS (Preliminary Training School) there.....six weeks of learning how to make beds and all sorts of stuff before going to our training hospitals..............I remember the dorms had been sectioned off into rooms but the partitions did not go all the way up to the ceiling..... Rolling Eyes

yes Lizzie it is but its not used,what a pitty ,its a  loverly building
Alice

Nice pics Scousemouse, there are some lovely building in Woolton and Gateacre.
brainbox

This quite rural shot says  Woolton terminus1937

Is this were the ornamental stonework and Commemorative plaques are today next to the car park at the Woolton Street end of High Street.


Scousemouse

brainbox wrote:
This quite rural shot says  Woolton terminus1937

Is this were the ornamental stonework and Commemorative plaques are today next to the car park at the Woolton Street end of High Street.



yes this  painting from 1946 from the other direction shows it better



This photo stream on flicker might interest you lots of old pics of woolton and other parts of liverpool
http://www.flickr.com/photos/68767304@N03/with/8398993461/
click on a photo to bring up a larger version with info
brainbox

Ta for that one Scousemouse. What was throwing me slightly was that there was no sign at all of Kings Drive, It looks like from that old pic that prior to the construction of Kings Drive the land was part of some sort of Estate, what also puzzled me was not seeing the Village cross to the right hand side of the pic.....I suppose it must be just out of shot
Alice

Great pics SM, was the Lode Pond filled in?
Scousemouse

Alice wrote:
Great pics SM, was the Lode Pond filled in?

Basically no its still there minus the water used as a car park now  Rolling Eyes

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