Brookside

Brookside was a large house on Ford Road between Manor Drive and the Fender Brook. The house was built by Isaac Fletcher, it was a three storey stone house with a lodge.

The lodge stood on the corner of Manor Drive and Ford Road, and it survived until Ford Road was re-aligned when the M53 motorway was built.

Isaac Fletcher owned most of the land fronting onto Ford Road and back as far as Mount Road.

 

The Priory

The Priory was a large house built before 1850 as The Parsonage, it was occupied by the Vicars of St Mary's Church until 1911.

When Canon Bellamy came to Upton in 1911 he thought the house a big, rambling building and with seven bedrooms it was not suitable as a vicarage. He moved into Holmleigh in Church Road and The Priory was sold as a private residence.

The Priory was demolished in the late 1950s and flats were built on the site. The gate posts of the old house on Ford Road are all that remain.

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