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hamlet or township is located near Ashbourne in Staffordshire
in the Midlands area of England.
2. Most Blore, Bloor or Bloore families in England
are located in the Derbyshire and Staffordshire
counties of England.
3. Val de blore
is a ski resor/tourist area near Nice, France on the frontier with Italy.
Val de blore
Pop.: 670 h. Surface Area : 9.400 ha Alt.: 1.500m
4. There is a Blore
House in Blore Court in the Soho area of London... two levels
of quality call girls! Very tempted to research this one in more detail!!!!
Farm is located on the site of Blore
Heath... the following is information from the "Blore
" Blore Heath was the site of the first
major battle of the English Wars of the Roses, fought on September
23rd 1459 between the Houses of Lancaster and York. Some 17,000 men
plus their families gathered at Blore Heath and fought a very bloody
and brutal battle. Despite being outnumbered by three to one, the
Yorkist leader used superior tactics and defeated the Lancastrian
army led by Lord Audley, who was himself killed. The spot where Audley
fell is marked to this day by a stone cross. The queen herself witnessed
the battle from a nearby church steeple. It is said that the battle
was so ferocious that the nearby Wemberton brook ran with blood for
three days and three nights."
6. Edward Blore
b. 1790, was an architect, who was responsible for the numerous buildings
and their additions... these will be noted here as they are researched...
He died 1879 and is buried in Highgate Cemetery, London.
- East wing of Buckingham Palace
"By 1829 the costs had escalated to nearly half a million pounds.
Nash's extravagance cost him his job, and on the death of George IV
in 1830, his younger brother William IV took on Edward Blore to finish
the work. The King never moved into the Palace. Indeed, when the Houses
of Parliament were destroyed by fire in 1834, the King offered the
Palace as a new home for Parliament, but the offer was declined.
Queen Victoria was the first sovereign to take up residence in July
1837, just three weeks after her accession, and in June 1838 she was
the first British sovereign to leave from Buckingham Palace for a
Coronation. Her marriage to Prince Albert in 1840 soon showed up the
Palace's shortcomings. A serious problem for the newly married couple
was the absence of any nurseries and too few bedrooms for visitors.
The only solution was to move the Marble Arch - it now stands at the
north-east corner of Hyde Park - and build a fourth wing, thereby
creating a quadrangle.
Blore, the architect in charge, created the East Front and, thanks
largely to his builder, Thomas Cubitt, the costs were reduced from
£150,000 to £106,000. The cost of the new wing was largely
covered by the sale of George IV's Royal Pavilion at Brighton. Blore
added an attic floor to the main block of the Palace and decorated
it externally with marble friezes originally intended for Nash's Marble
Arch. The work was completed in 1847.
By the turn of the century the soft French stone used in Blore's East
Front was showing signs of deterioration, largely due to London's
notorious soot, and required replacing. In 1913 the decision was taken
..see this site for an excellent summary
- Choiry in Westerminster Abbey
- Government House in Sydney
- A palace in Russia
- Halpur facade -now a shopping centre
- Wiston House in Sussex... thanks to the following
site for this information... http://www.philologie.fu-berlin.de/~leitner/wistonhouse.htm
" The 19th century was another period of enthusiasm for reconstructing
historic houses. Wiston House was again remodelled in the 1830s by
a then fashionable architect, Edward Blore (1797-1879). Blore proposed
to demolish the Tudor structure, leaving the Great Hall as a 'picturesque
ruin' in the Park, and build an entirely new house on another site.
Fortunately, he had to be content with altering and largely rebuilding
the south wing of the House. Outside on the north wall of this wing
are two unified overmantels, long thought to have been placed there
by Blore. The rectangular lower section, with lively martial figures
between colonettes, is typical work of the 1570s and perhaps Game
from Sir Thomas Sherley's Great Chamber - it would have been to small
for the Great Hall. The upper stonework appears to belong to a later
date, probably of Cranfield's 1620s completion of the house. It is
now thought that these pieces were brought together and placed in
their present position in the 1740s, during the Batty Langley period.
7. Blore is a town (or
hotel?) in India... still trying to ascertain exactly what!
Near Bangalore. Often offers a web reservation and discount booking
8. Blore Pastures
Map ref: SK 135499 is located in the Peak District near Blore hamlet;
between Ilam and Blore, only a few miles / kilometres from each. It
is a small side of road picnic area fashioned it seems when a section
of the road was straightened.
Leo Blore pic. 1999
"This pleasantly situated car park gives good views towards Dovedale
and Thorpe Cloud.
The access road on this sloping site is tarmac
and the parking areas are of stone and grass.
Two picnic tables are provided at the lower
end of the site, along a gently sloping grass path" From the
9. Blore Hall
is located in the hamlet of Blore. The following tourist write-up has
been taken from the web site... http://www.hpb.co.uk/new_properties/blore/blore2.htm
"Blore Hall is in the White Peak District
in the southern part of the National Park close to famous Dovedale.
The Dove, dubbed 'princess of rivers' by Izaak
Walton in his fisherman's bible.
The Complete Angler (1653), runs a mere half
mile from Blore Hall, and the famous stepping stones of Dovedale are
but two miles away.
Standing in three acres, the principal property
comprises a large 14th century red brick house, thought to have been
the Great Hall of Blore Manor, which was later burnt down.
There is also a range of outbuildings formed
as a quadrangle.
These were originally farm buildings and include
a fine 14th century barn fronting the property and facing the remains
of an ancient moat - now a duck pond.
The only other buildings in the hamlet of Blore
are the Old Rectory, a gamekeeper's cottage, and the 11th century
Blore Ray Church mentioned in the Doomsday Book.
There are 20 cottages and apartments
of one, two and three bedrooms, a clubhouse, games room, an office,
an indoor swimming pool and sauna and a tennis court. A one-bedroomed
cottage has been specially adapted for wheelchair use."
generally used for a blast, or gale of wind, (see
Iliad II. 122,) but here would seem simply the air." From the
11. Blore church -St
Bartholomew's Church, Blore Ray. Stands next to and slightly
up-hill from Blore Hall buildings.
12. Blores Hill
is located north of Maffra, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. It was
named after the early family of Blores who settled in this area. See
Australian Blores site.
13. Found on the net... "Blore
is the 58,398th most popular last name (surname) in the United States;
frequency is 0.000%; percentile is 87.177 [SourceCBN]"
14. Eric Blore was a great English character
actor. Eric Blore (1887 - 1959).
Will keep adding to
as they become available.