13 May 2016

Manningtree, Mistley, Lawford and Little Bromley.....

The pretty, friendly and small town of Manningtree in Essex, where my John and Martha Winney lived (they married in Thorrington, Martha says she was born in West Mersea).  One of the Manningtree streets I know Martha lived in was South Street (as per the 1851 census)....
 
 
The Stour Estuary....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mistley Towers, all that survives of a church built in 1735 and re-modelled by Robert Adam no less in 1776.  The nave was demolished in 1870 when a new church was built on a different site.....
 
 
 
 
It is a shame that the path has been closed along Mistley Quay....
 
 
Back in Manningtree...
 
 
 
 
 
 
And South Street - from the High Street.  The Manningtree Ox is on the left 'That roasted Manningtree ox with a pudding in its belly" as per Shakespeare's Henry lV Part I, poor thing by the sounds of it ......
 
 
Approximately where my Martha Winney was living in South Street with her daughter Susannah Saxby in 1851......
 
 
 
There seems to be quite a bit of demolishing of religious buildings in this part of the world, as here's another one but this time in Manningtree High Street...
 
 
 
Lawford, where John and Martha Winney lived (near the mill) and raised their children, and were buried here....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
An old image I found online of the mill where I believe John Winney worked....
 
 
Little Bromley where my ancestors John Salmon and Sarah Winney (John and Martha's daughter) married in 1825....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

3 Comments:

Blogger Pete Duxon said...

would love to have seen Adam's Mistley church before it went ! ta for sharing

21 May 2016 at 19:21:00 BST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like to quote Mr P of Mildenhall.. "Never stop relly searching!" It is so lovely and interesting to go along with you on your trips in England. What a great way for a Swede to learn about England. On the news we only see Mr C and Queen E..
Thank you Queen C!

xxx Arne

23 May 2016 at 00:12:00 BST

 
Blogger Sage said...

Such a shame to tear old buildings down, churchs or otherwise. I have been reading about some of the old Spanish mission churches that were first built in late 1790's and have had to be demolished for safety and how they have been repairing those that they can. I just learned about the 7 missions that were built then a days trip apart alone the Rio Grande River. With all the history I have read about here in my home state this is the first I have heard of these. I tried to find 2 of the while on my trip last month but couldn't find them in the time I wanted to spend looking. I will look for them more next time I am in that area.

4 June 2016 at 02:42:00 BST

 

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