Bickham House

Care home
Green Walk, Bowdon, Altrincham, Greater Manchester WA14 2SN
Green Walk, Bowdon, Altrincham, Greater Manchester WA14 2SN

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Operator's Description

"Bickham House was originally the family home of the Bickham family. The land was purchased in 1859 by Spencer Henry Bickham who built the present house on the site. This was completed in 1863 and the ..." Show more "Bickham House was originally the family home of the Bickham family. The land was purchased in 1859 by Spencer Henry Bickham who built the present house on the site. This was completed in 1863 and the property was known at that time as Gorsefield. Mr Bickham was a cotton card manufacturer but was also nationally known as a collector of herbarium specimens.

The house was occupied by members of the Bickham family until 1948, when Miss Helen Constance Bickham died. She was a daughter of Spencer Henry Bickham and under her will the property, together with furniture and household effects, was left to trustees for use as a Home for elderly people or distressed gentlefolk. Miss Bickham was also a generous benefactor to other good causes in the area including Bowdon Cricket Club and Bowdon Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club.

Following Miss Bickham's death, the Home was set up as a charity registered with the Charity Commission and the name of the property was duly changed to Bickham House in accordance with Miss Bickham's wishes. The Home continues to operate today as a charity, registered at the Charity Commission under number 219495. A Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall supervision and management of the Home. Day to day management is delegated to a Manager/Matron and financial affairs to an accountant." Show less

Main Facts

Care home
Conditions cared for: Older people generally
Care period: Long stay / Respite care stay.
This home accommodates 26 residents in 26 single rooms (5 en suite).
The home is in a rural location. bus stop 0.5 mile(s); shop 0.5 mile(s); post office 0.5 mile(s);
Residents may bring their own furniture. Activities are arranged.
Cost: From £533 pwk.

Info updated: 24/07/2020   Update info...
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