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North Euston Hotel

 

Last year, Frank sold his house in Blackpool, and purchased a flat for us, in the little fishing "village" of Fleetwood.

 

 

Fleetwood is a 19th-century planned town, developed by local landowner Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood. Inspired by southern English seaside resorts like St Leonards-on-Sea, Hesketh-Fleetwood employed architect Decimus Burton to lay out his new town and design the main buildings.  Hesketh-Fleetwood intended that Fleetwood would be an important stop for rail passengers travelling from London to Scotland; in the 1840s, there was no railway over the Lake District hills and passengers would be able to disembark at Fleetwood before taking a boat to Scotland.  A hotel was a vital part of this plan and since rail passengers would be embarking at London Euston, Hesketh-Fleetwood decided to name it the North Euston Hotel.

 

 

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North Euston Hotel

 

Last year, Frank sold his house in Blackpool, and purchased a flat for us, in the little fishing "village" of Fleetwood.

 

 

Fleetwood is a 19th-century planned town, developed by local landowner Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood. Inspired by southern English seaside resorts like St Leonards-on-Sea, Hesketh-Fleetwood employed architect Decimus Burton to lay out his new town and design the main buildings.  Hesketh-Fleetwood intended that Fleetwood would be an important stop for rail passengers travelling from London to Scotland; in the 1840s, there was no railway over the Lake District hills and passengers would be able to disembark at Fleetwood before taking a boat to Scotland.  A hotel was a vital part of this plan and since rail passengers would be embarking at London Euston, Hesketh-Fleetwood decided to name it the North Euston Hotel.

 

 

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comments (25)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 29 Oct 2018, 00:04
So beautiful!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is a handsome building, isn't it? I'm guessing not a lot of towns were actually planned like this. So Hesketh-Fleetwood was rather a visionary I think.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 29 Oct 2018, 02:47
A great hotel whose beauty continues to attract centuries later!! A very stately-looking hotel.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I do love these old hotels... One of my favorites is "The Jefferson" in Richmond, VA
Bel hôtel. J'aime la statue qui a l'air de dire bienvenue aux passants.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is very nice! You can't see from here - but the statue includes a little bunny at his feet!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 29 Oct 2018, 04:54
such a lovely architectural style
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is a handsome building, isn't it!
Lovely spot smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is very nice!
Un hotel vraiment très chic et surement très accueillant ..
Bonne journée à  toi
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is a handsome old building! Thank you, Claudine!
At first I thought you were gonna say Frank's new flat was in this hotel, Elizabeth. smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Seems you're not the only one! I've included a little snapshot of our actual block of flats at the end of Wednesdays post! smile
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 29 Oct 2018, 06:29
Very interesting Elizabeth. This is an unknown part of the world for me
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm glad you think so, Chris! Well, I'm pleased I could introduce you to little Fleetwood!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Oct 2018, 06:39
I was like Ginnie and expected you to say: ....and we bought this little "pied à  terre".... (little lodging)...
What a wonderful hotel and thank you for the write-up, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile I can see where I confused people! smile I've included a snapshot of the actual block of flats where Frank purchased, on Wednesdays post! Thank you, and you're welcome!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Oct 2018, 07:14
a very fine looking hotel with a history - and I see you awaiting Frank in the following days - yes, it is now time!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is very handsome isn't it!
Yes!!! Finally!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Oct 2018, 07:23
I've only ever been to Fleetwood once and that was by tram when we stayed in Blackpool many years ago. Its funny how fortunes change; the railway across the Lake District would been a big blow to the fortunes of the hotel.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We're learning more about our little community. Not a lot to it, but I think I like it! smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Oct 2018, 07:49
I have been to Fleetwood once, to watch Bath City play the town’s football club. I hope this flat will serve you and Frank well during your trips to England.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh! That's funny!
I hope so, too... we really like it so far!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Oct 2018, 07:49
I thought like Ginnie - that your flat was in here!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile Nah - ours is brand new... on the other side of the little harbor. I'll put a snapshot of it on Wednesdays post... smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Oct 2018, 08:01
This hotel seems to be popular, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It does!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Oct 2018, 08:11
Countdown on 4! Delicious.

What a thing to do - building your own town ...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: YES! smile

I know - I thought that interesting!
An interesting bit of history!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I thought so!
Fleetwood a little fishing village, that makes Thornton where we live a little hamlet.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well yes! smile
It is a fine looking building. A great many hotels were built all over the country as the railway spread its way from one place to another. Four days and counting I see, great news.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very handsome, isn't it.
Yes! Just four little days... smile
One of the main streets in Charlottetown id Euston Street.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: No kidding?! I wonder if it's named for the London Euston Hotel?
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Oct 2018, 16:36
You have whet my appetite Elizabeth - I need to go and visit smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh good - I hope it's a sunny day when you do go... the harbor and the coast are so pretty when the sun is out!
It looks so strong, yet inviting. I wish you the best in your new flat.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: That's a good way to describe it, Ruthie!
Thank you - we'll just keep it for our annual vacations to visit family in England. And we wanted to keep a place in England because we will eventually move there. But for now we are super happy in Flagstaff, Arizona... the sun shines all the time, and I have a good job! smile
I never knew that and have never been to Fleetwood
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Well there you go... Perhaps you'll come visit us next summer! smile
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 29 Oct 2018, 18:48
i am trying to picture how it would have looked then, Elizabeth. you show us a nice view of the front.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Probably not much different! smile
Nice shot Elizabeth, I think its beauty has faded somewhat, but still a fine building.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you! Yes - I think it's quite handsome, still!
i am so glad that Franks was able to sell his house... he has been showing off your new flat by the sea... good for the two of you....

Penny and petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Me, too, Peter! Things are a bit more settled now. He'll go back to England six weeks or so every year to visit family - and I'll be with him a couple weeks of that time. Being able to plan is a huge relief.

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