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The House on Salthouse Lane

7 Oct

… and while we’re on Salthouse Lane I must show you this grade 2 listed Georgian dolls’ house that completely dominates what’s left of the lane. This was built in the 1780’s as a merchant’s home, later became a branch of the Bank of England then a home for sailors. It’s now part of a housing association. Although facing onto Salthouse Lane for some reason this is officially 105 Alfred Gelder Street. Ah well … Someone with a lot of time on their hands has researched the whole history of this place and put their findings online here, so, many thanks to that person.

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The White Hart Hotel, again

6 Oct

I’ve shown this pub/hotel a couple of times now. The last time was back in March last year with a hopeful note that the place would reopen in Spring. Well two Springs have passed and a Summer and now Autumn and it’s still not open. The economic climate has clearly not changed much, at least not for the better. This is a rear view, as it were, from Salthouse Lane and shows the full extent of this really quite large establishment. I guessing from the cosy way it agrees with the streets that at some point this was rebuilt to fit in with the ‘new’ layout of Alfred Gelder Street.