This large house stood, facing east, at the foot of Wilbury Road, on the site of the present Harewood Court (the Masonic homes). Built in the 1880s, its chief claim to fame was that the ground on which it was built was part of Rigden’s farm. The farmer’s house, Long Barn House, can be seen behind, facing south. Melrose Hall seems last to have been occupied in 1935/6, but I do not know the year of its demolition. Twenty years were to elapse before Harewood Court was erected in the mid-1950s.
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