Sorry folks some technical issues past couple of days so I’m running behind – apologies.
I’ve had an enquiry in from Charlie Hutton releasing to an bit of Cannock Chase I know nothing about – but in a bit of hunting around, it’s turned up an intriguing map and I have a feeling that readers on the Cannock side of the territory as well as fellow Chase-lovers may have stuff to say here.
The White House stands on the junction of Marquis Drive and Penkridge Bank Road, and is a familiar landmark to anyone exploring this side of the chase.
I’m working on a landscape project at The White House on the junction of Penkridge Bank Road and Marquis Drive on Cannock Chase. I would like to use the image to demonstrate the post-war afforestation as part of my report, but I’m wondering if it’s more of a OS copyright issue?
Do you have any further information about the pre-1980s building on this site, or indeed, any records of its demise in the fire? My remit is just to gather information about the White House and the surrounding area. I have details of the railway & WW1 camp but any additional or supplementary info or images that I could use would be incredibly helpful.
The purpose is to develop a more appropriate landscape/garden layout for the existing property. Its a prominent corner & steeped in so mush recent history so would be good to better integrate it into the surrounding environment. Any help or pointers appreciated! Email address below.
To answer the immediate question, I think you’d be OK and fair use applies here as regards the map.
I have no idea about the building at all – it seems to appear on 1:10,000 OS sheets of the area on the 1921 edition, and it may even have once been a pub (although that may be totally wrong). It’s latterly been a religious facility.
I am sure, however, that I’ve seen old pictures of it somewhere, so if readers could help Charlie that would be wonderful.
I went diving into the mapping, and include the 1921 1:10,000 sheet from the NLS above – a better quality version can be perused here. What’s really snagged my attention is the Hospital – referred to on later mapping as ‘Brindley Village’ — what was that, and what do we know? I’ve a feeling I should know about that, but I don’t.
No visible trace of it seems to remain today.
Anything you can help Charlie with (especially pictures would be great), or anything else on the general area, please do shout up – either comment here or Brownhills Bob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers, as ever.