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Kippax Park, home of the Bland family


Kippax Park, home of the Bland family
Description:
Undated. View of Kippax Park, one of the most magnificent buildings in the village of Kippax, the seat of the Bland family for many generations. Originally built in the 17th century, around the time of Sir Thomas Bland (c1614-1657), the first Baronet Bland of Kippax Park, it was extended in the 18th century by the 6th Baronet, Sir John Bland. The family continued to live in the house until the death of John Davison Bland in 1928, after which the house and contents were sold, but it was left to become derelict and was eventually demolished in the 1950s.

User Comments:

Name:
Stuart Clapham

Comment:
I believe this building had one of the longest frontages in the county.

Email:
theclaphams@ntlworld.com

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Name:
GeraldineMoor

Comment:
I am trying to build my family tree. I know my Mothers family were connected to Kippax park.My Grandmother was Ann Ellen Bland. Any body have Any information?

Date:
22-Jan-2009

Email:
geraldinemoor@btinternet.com

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Name:
Richard Bland

Comment:
Hello cousins from across the pond! A shame my ancestors couldn't have held out fro a little while longer. Would've loved to have toured the old place.

Date:
30-Oct-2010

Email:
richard.bland@yellowbook.com

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Name:
Steve Lyons

Comment:
My grandma Elsie Clapham was born in Kippax in 1899 so she would have seen this place lots of time although I bet she was never invited in being the poor daughter of a collier.It states that this place was "one of the most magnificent buildings in the village of Kippax". I don,t imagine there could be any contenders to the Magnificent Title. None that any of my relatives lived in anyhow.

Date:
17-Jan-2011

Email:
stevelyons@sympatico.ca

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Name:
Lady Grania Mountbatten

Comment:
NORA BLAND (AKA MRS.NORA DE PENTHANY-O'KELLY) AND HER SISTER KATHERINE BLAND (AKA MRS. KATHERINE WELD - SEE WELD OF LULWORTH IN DORSET)WERE HEIRESS TO SIR JOHN BLAND (HE LEFT THE ESTATE TO THEM AS HE HAD NO ISSUE). see BURKS LAND OF GENTRY 1933 NORA AND KATYHINE BLAND OF KIPPAX PARK. HOPE IT WILL BE HELPFUL TO YOU.

Date:
27-May-2012

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Name:
Thomas T Bland

Comment:
There is an old print by an aclaimed artist of the hall, who was he and where can I get one

Date:
20-Feb-2013

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Name:
ann walker (nee Skelton)

Comment:
I am currently working on my family tree the Skelton branch.My Gt Gt Gt grandparents William and Ann Skelton are shown as living at Kippax Park at the time of the birth of sons James, Charles and Henry. certainly between 1783 and 1805. Has anyone any further info please?

Date:
29-Jun-2013

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Name:
annwalker nee Skelton

Comment:
I don't think for one minute they would have lived in the 'grand' part!

Date:
29-Jun-2013

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