“Woodlands” Bonville Road Dunham Massey
The illustration to this article represent a mansion at Bowdon, in course of erection from the designs of Mr E. Salomons, architect, Manchester and London. Perspective illustration of the house from a was taken from smaller perspective by John Ely.
The house was built for John J. McKenna, a wine and spirit merchant, his wife, two children and six servants at the southern end of Bonville Road, west side. It was originally set in approximately two acres of land, although the owners added to their initial land purchase in subsequent years. The house had a large breakfast room instead of the more usual library or billiards room. Eight bedrooms on the first floor and two attic rooms. Beer cellar, wine cellar and basement larder.
Reference British Architect 2 January 1874 page 10 with illustration
Reference British Architect 29 June 1877 with illustration by T Raffles Davison