Monday, 2 June 2014

Holly House, Woodley

Holly House on Hyde Road, Woodley is a grade II Listed Building currently home to a dental practice and a chiropractic clinic.

It is constructed of Flemish bond brick with a graduated stone slate roof. The 2 storey building has a projecting brick plinth and corner pilasters and a bracketed eaves gutter. The central doorway has a 4-panel door with interlaced fanlight, moulded imposts and keystone. The 5 windows which are all 20th century casements have stone sills and timber lintels.

The modern advertising panels and red security metal roller blinds are distinctly non-18th century.

It has been home to a string of failed companies including Herbert Watson International Ltd, Herbert Watson Travel Ltd, Latafoam, Speculex, Capeready and Deltasteer.

It carries a date stone of 1755 with the initials SHA.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday;
Our World Tuesday;
signs, signs.


  1. The red really pops, I hope the current business is successful.. Have a happy week!

  2. It looks sturdy. Makes you wonder who SHA was.

  3. It must be neat to have your headquarters in such an old building, even if it's not all that historically significant. My offices are in a building that dates only to 1960.

  4. Interesting building!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

  5. Man, 1755 was along time ago. I don't think that I will look this good when I get this old!
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

  6. Interesting way to display the year it was built.