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A brief history (According to Rob)

Ercall Park
Bagshaws 1851 directory says that "Ercall Park is a handsome structure, the residence of William Holt Midgley, Esq.; it is built in the Elizabethan style of architecture, and beautified with shrubberies and pleasure grounds tastefully laid out; the house is surrounded by large enclosures containing some thriving plantations." The Elizabethan period of architecture was from 1558 to 1603, Ercall Park has been in existance before the current house was built.
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Sherlowe
The house was built in around 1848 for George Townsend Forrester according to the 1851 directorys. Bagshaws says "a modern structure built within the last three years, with farm premises on a scale of considerable magnitude" while the other 1851 directory includes "is a wooden structure" in the write up.
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The Vicarage
Now known as the Old Vicarage, this was apparently built between 1689-1694. This stands to the right as you go up Shop Lane. It was as the residence of the Vicar until the Rectory was built.

The Rectory
Now known as the Old Rectory was built between 1856 and 1860 when George Edge Larden M. A. was the Vicar of High Ercall although it was apparently planned prior to this. It is the last house on the right as you leave High Ercall and head towards Roden. It was last used as the residence for the Vicar when Stephen Bailey was the Vicar of High Ercall and the New Vicarage was built where the Public House, The Darlington Arms, once stood.
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   01 Jan 09

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