A Memory of Alderley Edge.
I have long sought information about one of the great Victorian villas of Alderley Edge, the house named Croston Towers in the centre of the large plot bounded by Woodbrook Road, Tempest Road and Macclesfield Road. My earlier article named 'Life on the Edge' gives some of the background to my search.
And at long last I have some really useful information. I have been sent an image of a very early watercolour of the house, painted about 1830 or thereabouts. The painter has not signed his work but there is a plaque stating that the house was the seat of Edward Westhead who I have found died in 1844.
The house is easy to recognise from aerial photographs of the area taken in 1946, just before the house was demolished, so I am sure the watercolour is of the correct house. The problem is that on this website there does not seem to be any way that I can share the image.