In July 2010, Benedict Fenwick (the grandson of Herbert and Violet Fenwick, owners
of Temple Dinsley from 1908 -1918) kindly allowed me to photograph a wonderful album
of Temple Dinsley memories. (An urn from Temple Dinsley that now occupies pride of
place at Benedict’s home is shown right.)
This superb collection of views, professionally photographed, provides a snapshot
of how this mansion was altered. Some of the photographs were included in Country
Life magazine but many will not have been seen before. For those whose ancestors
and family lived in Preston during this time, the photographs will be of particular
interest as it is likely that they worked at Temple Dinsley, either in the grounds
or the mansion. This is certainly true of my grandparents, Alfred and Emily Wray.
Because of the number of photographs, it is impossible to display them as full images.
However, if a thumb-nail image shown below is clicked, a large photograph will be
displayed. To return to this page, click the ‘back’ arrow top left of the screen.
The photographs are assembled below in six sections:
Views of Temple Dinsley before the extensions of 1909
Views of Temple Dinsley after the extensions of 1909
Interior scenes of Temple Dinsley
The grounds of Temple Dinsley
Views around Preston and more historic photographs of Temple Dinsley