The House from a 1915 postcard
Built / Designed For: Col. Charles Henry Bird
House & Family History: Col. Bird's father made a fortune in Massachusetts and settled in Liverpool, where he married a local woman. After his father's death the Colonel used part of the family's fortune to build the massive house we see today. Crookhey was the childhood home of the surrealist painter and novelist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011).
Comments: John Martin Robinson has called Crookhey "Grimly Gothic."
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Col. Charles Henry Bird, 1874-1909. Henrique family, early 20th century. Carrington family, circa 1920-40.
Current Ownership Type: School
Primary Current Ownership Use: School
Ownership Details: Today Crookhey Hall School
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No