Temple Villa, Lancaster

This substantial, late Victorian house, is located in the Scotforth area of Lancaster and was originally  known as Temple Villa. The ornate lettering with its ‘tuscan’ embellishments, refers to Edmund (1835-1908) and Isabella Langstreth (1846-1918). Although Edmund was a Town Councillor, I’ve so far been unable to uncover much more about the lives of the Langtreths orContinue reading “Temple Villa, Lancaster”

Children’s Home, Lancaster

These numerals set in relief commemorate the date of redevelopment of this former children’s home in Lancaster. The original site, now part of Lancaster Boys Grammar School, appears to have been part of the Lancaster Poor Law Union around 1889. The building, now used by the School used for boarders, is now known collectively asContinue reading “Children’s Home, Lancaster”