STRAWBERRY FIELD (continued)
His son George Hignett Warren (c.1852-1912) born in Boston, and a footballer, athlete, competitive yachtsman, tarpon fisherman and big game hunter who also rode with the Cheshire Hunt and was a photographer. He took over the firm and, although often away in America, lived at Strawberry Field and died there. However the house had been bequeathed to his eldest sister, Mary who in the 1881 census is shown living there with George, her sister Edith Emily and 7 servants.
By 1919 Alexander C. Mitchell (1844-1927) son of a Dundee flax spinner and a merchant (Duncan Fox & Co) for whom he worked for 50 years, trading with the west coast of South America, came to live here from Weston House, Halewood. He and his family were members of the congregation of the Fairfield (Beech St.) Presbyterian Church. After his death his widow and their daughters went on living in the house until 1935.
In 1936 Strawberry Field Salvation Army Children's Home was in the charge of Brigadier Ruth Gill, and the Salvation Army are still on the site though the house was demolished.
LOWER LEE built c.1861 demolished c.1963
Architectural description - Victorian Gothic house in red sandstone (built to random courses) generally of 2 storeys but a 3-storey block at the South contained the front entrance. This face had a gable with bargeboards to the West with a 1-storey canted bay, a window of 2 pointed lights above, and a single light at second floor level. In the middle was a rectangular projecting porch with a segmental arch for the front door. The rather plain right wing had a 1-storey canted bay to the right with a two-light window over it, a single light over the porch, and two small squareish dormers with curly bargeboards.
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