Lost Country Houses, Osmaston Manor

Osmaston Manor

Some great photos of Osmaston Manor at Matthew Beckett’s England’s Lost Country Houses site. My ancestor Francis Wright lived here, but the house was sadly demolished in the 60s and you can see a photograph of the ruins below from the Panoramio site. The smoke stack in the centre of the walled garden was designed to draw smoke from the rooms of the hall via underground tunnels.

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4 thoughts on “Lost Country Houses, Osmaston Manor

  1. I am just doing some Family Tree research and discovered that Ethel Carlow Walker accompanied Mary Greer McCall (my mother’s stepfathers mother) on a trip in 1910 to Japan, Honolulu and N Africa. Ethel’s address on the passenger manifest was given as Osmaston Manor, Derbyshire-her father being Peter Carlow Walker. I wonder where the descendants are-i have many pictures of this trip. Interestingly the Walker family belonged to Ayr originally where my mother’s stepfather family originated from.

    1. Osmaston has recently formed a history group and we are trying to write a book called The Story of Osmaston. Sir Andrew Barclay Walker of Walker Tetley breweries who lived at Gateacre Liverpool bought the Osmaston Estate from the Wrights and he continued to live at Gateacre and Osmaston He had 8 children by his first marriage to Eliza Reid. His second marriage was to Maude Okeover.no children
      On his death Peter Carlaw became the second baronet and after a lot of travelling settled in Osmaston and married Ethel Blanche Okeover (sister of above) and had 2 children, Enid & Ian Peter Munro 2nd bt. Something does not quite add up .

      There was a sister of Peter Carlaw Walker called Ethel Lisette Walker
      Would love to see some photos – we have a wonderful write up of the wedding when Peter Carlaw & Ethel Blanch Okeover were married.
      Keep in touch
      Maggie

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