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Carlile's Cottage and School, Wallasey, Wirral

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Originally called ‘Nelson’s Gutter’ after George Nelson who lived locally; it became known as School Lane after St Hilary’s Girls’ School (centre left) was opened in 1847. In 1907 the school closed and the pupils moved to the new St George’s School. The old school building became a blacksmith’s and wheelwright’s forge run by Henry Morgan but by 1928 it was described as ‘hopelessly beyond repair’ and demolished. The front of Carlyle’s Cottage faced onto School Lane. The cottage originally had a thatched roof and took its name from the occupier, Henry Carlyle. The cottage survived the Blitz but was later demolished to make way for road widening.

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum



Carlile's Cottage and School, Wallasey, Wirral


oil on board


H 26.6 x W 41.9 cm

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