Gates and Gatehouse to Grove Lea / Bishop’s House, Marton Road, Middlesbrough

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Next door to Erdely Villa stood Grove Lea which was the home of Herman Harkewitz a German iron and steel merchant.
In 1885 it became the home of the first Bishop of Middlesbrough Richard Lacy
The gates still remain near the current Aldi supermarket
Gates of Bishops House, Marton Road
Also next to the gate is small gatehouse which now looks very out of place with its surroundings.
Gatehouse of Bishops House, Marton Road

This photo of Bishop Lacy is his study was most likely taken at Grove Lea, the same contact of mine has also unearthed a picture of Grove Lea so many thanks for those.
Below is a map of the location

2 thoughts on “Gates and Gatehouse to Grove Lea / Bishop’s House, Marton Road, Middlesbrough

  1. Hi,

    Could anyone help me, I am looking for a Residence Called Grove Lea Cottage in Grove Hill, Middlesbrough. My Grandfather was born there in 1910. But we have no actual address. Could there have been a cottage attached to this house.

    Would very much appreciate any information

    Thank you

    Gillian Russell

  2. Looking at the 1881 census returns, I see that Grove Leigh Cottage was the home of a coachman, George Rutter, and his wife and young son. (Nearby, at Erdely, lived the Hornung family, and a junior member of that family, E.W. Hornung, used the surname ‘Rutter’ in his fiction from time to time.)

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