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by Rich Hughes
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

On the bench opposite the Dursley Police Station there is a small plaque, and it reads "to the memory of Emily Page Hague (Emmi Winterbotham) who lived at Norman Hill House 1865-1932". Does anybody know what this is about? Is it to do with the Tragic accident she had at Sandpits? Also have...
by Rich Hughes
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Seeing as that's probably the house I read about and tied into the fact that father and son share the same name, that is an easy mistake to make!! I assume you mean the House that looks like something out of a Peter Cushing film?
by Rich Hughes
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

A few, I thought I might find something that may be of interest. There was a mention that the Winterbothams built a large red brick house at Sandpits but I cannot find where I read that! I assume that's Norman Hill they mean.
by Rich Hughes
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

I found a stone slab with the letter "V" carved on it (on top of the wall) and found a (BIG) Geo. Pike Ltd cast iron lawn roller in undergrowth close by! I took rubble out of the tower (lotsa rubble) but gave in as it would take forever and make a hell of a mess but under stone and masonry...
by Rich Hughes
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

I will TRY and find where I read that Andy. I have found one of the sites (a brief mention). Type in Arthur Brend Winterbotham, then click on Wikipedia.There is another site that says it was built in the 1880's (can't find it at mo!). It has been said that he lived for a time at Brooklands House, at...
by Rich Hughes
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

It is written that Arthur Winterbotham built a house there, it is likely another house was there before. The tower in my opinion was built up against the wall, it is possible it was the other way round but that tree on the other end you talk about wasn't that big when I was a teenager (I USED TO CLI...
by Rich Hughes
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

I would like to point out that I knew the tower was or is square, but did wonder if the round tower that was mentioned was the one in the pics (next to the square one) and that maybe it had as interesting a story to tell.
by Rich Hughes
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Andy, Bert (from the Bahamas) has seen your latest pic and now agrees it was square, so all that said the tower was round have now gone square.
by Rich Hughes
Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Hi Dave, It looks like that white bit is part of the top of the tower that has fallen down. Good pic though eh!
by Rich Hughes
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

History tends to create more questions than answers (most of Time Team's assumptions are questionable) I am just happy with the info we have and the picture evidence and the fact we've seen the remains proves the tower was square. One of the people I talked to today said (having saw your latest pic)...
by Rich Hughes
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

The picture was take in 1925, so the round tower could have been long gone before you played there. Has to be said though, I have spoken to 2 people that swear the tower was round! (look at page 3) could they mean the one on the left? The original Ordnance Survey map (page 2) shows no walls though t...
by Rich Hughes
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

You get the impression that it wasn't constructed properly, on the map in 1903 it looks that it was not present so it was not of any age. There is a round building next to it, was that what other people were talking about? They describe the stairs and an entrance big enough to get a horse and cart t...
by Rich Hughes
Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Wow!! I can see why it was pulled down, clearly that was in a poor state for some time! Nice to see it, bigger than I imagined.
I have been talking to 2 people who said it was falling down, I have asked them to put their memories on the forum.
Well Done Andy.
by Rich Hughes
Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

Have been in contact with a Guestbook User called Bill, who used to play in the tower and he says it was round. Could this be the other round building in the pic he's referring to as this is the second person I have spoke to that describes the tower as round? He also says he recalls everything aroun...
by Rich Hughes
Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Old photographs of the Dursley area
Topic: Norman Hill House, Cam
Replies: 150
Views: 220357

Re: Norman Hill House, Cam

This is Great stuff!