Magnolia House 1974

Northwick Corner

By Janet Penn

This lovely big house was at Northwick Corner. It was called Magnolia House and this photo was taken in 1974.

Do you remember it? Do you know who lived there? Please comment below.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Magnolia House 1974' page

Echo Newspaper Group and the Rayleigh Town Museum

Update: I can now confirm the Cass family lived in this house which was quite close to the road about where the garden centre is. Ray Howard bought the house and land from farmer Cass. In 1974'ish Northwick road needed to be widened to accommodate the lorries going to the refinery that was being built and also the tankers that would have eventually used the road. The house was demolished and a new one built for Ray Howard and family which is where he lives today. Therefore it is highly likely this was the last photo taken of the house before it was demolished.

This page was added by Janet Penn on 21/02/2017.
Comments about this page

it is still there and owned by Ray Howard

By Joan liddiard
On 21/02/2017

Not sure who lived there the house was part of my paper round between 1970 and 1972.

By Tony Driver
On 21/02/2017

You are wrong Joan. This house was where the Cass family lived. It was demolished about 1974 so they could widen and make up Northwick Rd so that lorries could get down there to build the refinery that was never finished and to accommodate the tankers that would have used it. Ray Howard told me about it some years ago. The house where he now lives was built as a replacement. I am awaiting confirmation from a member of the Cass family and will then update the page.

By Janet Penn
On 28/02/2017

See update

By Janet Penn
On 04/03/2017

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