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Liston Pictures

A collection of old postcards of past Liston

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To get pictures of a size suitable for printing or close inspection click on the picture or the accompanying text. Please remember that we are very much on the lookout for pictures of old Liston in order to make a comprehensive collection here.
The photographs themselves are scanned in sufficient quality to provide an A4 photograph is a quality that is almost indistinguishable from the original

Liston, showing the famous Owl tree in the churchyard (1600 x 1007)
Don't drop it! An unexploded bomb at Liston in WW2 (738 x 1000)
Liston Church (Dedication Unknown), taken from the Rectory road. (948 x 574)
The chancel of Liston Church, taken from east post-war. (1528 x 1226)
Lyston Church 1906 (1304 x 878)
A view of Liston Church. Early C12 chancel. The Nave is circa 1230, and the Chancel wall probably widened to the same width as the Nave. Chancel Arch may have been removed then or C15. The Chancel's C19/20 east window has 3 lights with 3 roundels over in 2 centred arch. This has been removed in this photograph, perhaps as a wartime precaution. (1020 x 624)
Liston Church's west tower, seen here in a post-war photo, is a good example of C16 brickwork with diapering. The parapet is crenellated and crow-stepped with a corbel table of trefoiled arches (1627 x 1225)
The south side-view of Liston Hall in its glory days, sadly rather a blurred photo. (800 x 479)
The back view of Liston Hall as seen from the south-west (1012 x 643)
Liston Hall, a post-war view from the south side (924 x 593)
Lyston Hall Back parts. The seat of Richard Lambert esq, by G Dupont Gent (935 x 735)
An engraving of the front of Liston Hall, date unknown (1200 x 757)
Liston Hall front entrance facing eastwards as seen from the driveway (927 x 596)
Liston Hall fron entrance, from the North-east. (926 x 594)
The view of the front of Liston Hall before the war, as seen from the north (965 x 593)
A reception room of Liston Hall, taken in the fifties. (1026 x 645)
A fireplace at Liston Hall after the war. showing the neglect. (871 x 646)
Past glories at Liston Hall after the war. A fireplace hastily altered to take a stove, since removed. (796 x 624)
A part ofa reception room at Liston Hall. (598 x 935)
the back of Liston Hall, taken from the southwest just before its demolition (1000 x 621)
An old lithograph showing a view of the front Liston Hall (1845 x 1336)
A close-up of the southeast facing side view of Liston Hall (920 x 585)
The south side of Liston Hall, taken in around 1910 near the croquet lawn (3226 x 2043)
A colourised postcard of The famous Liston 'owl's face', which was much admired by tourists. It was, sadly, just the way that the rot in the severed branch appeared! (3167 x 2028)
A colourised postcard of the mill gates and millpond at Liston mill on the River Stour (3251 x 2087)
The famous 'Owl Face' at Liston Church. This was a popular subject for photographs, where an old tree had developed a supposed 'face'. (800 x 564)
The farm opposite the Flax Works Liston c 1898 (898 x 581)
Henbane is being weighed in at Stafford Allen. Stafford Allen specialised in the production of medecines, scents and both brewing and cooking essences (848 x 511)
The Melford Flax Mill, which later became Stafford Allen's, Liston, c1897. The photographer was looking westwards from the tailrace towards the Mill House and the site of the old mill wherew the flax works were sited. The old river and county boundary met the tailrace from the left side, joining the tailrace in the centre of the photo. This meant that the whole mill was in Melford (897 x 592)
The headrace at Stafford Allen's, Liston when a Flax Works, known as 'Melford Flax Mill c1898. The view is from the west. The railway passed between Melford and Glemsford behind the old MillHouse (997 x 648)
The Melford Flax Mill in 1898, before it became Stafford Allen. The photo looks southwards towards the Essex border, and shows the old mill house and beyond it the flax works sited where once the mill stood. (997 x 732)
Bush Boake Allen from the air, the photo from the Essex side (1024 x 820)
The Bush Boake Allen site. Stafford Allen was merged with two other companies to form Bush Boake Allen. in 1966 The original works, including the 'White house' were demolished soon after this photo was taken (1325 x 860)
A Belladonna crop being carted to the Stafford Allen works at Liston. Stafford Allen was originally a drug company which later diversified into other natural products and ceased pharmecutical production in 1989 (853 x 517)
Harvesting Rhubarb for Stafford Allen (1028 x 751)
Lavender pickers near Liston. Lavender was grown by several local farmers and provided a useful 'hedge' against the fickleness of the price of grain. The East Anglian climate is ideal for growing Lavender in the UK (850 x 513)
The staff of Stafford Allen \& Sons stand proudly outside the office at Liston in 1900 (1072 x 758)
Mr Baker, the farm bailiff, standing outside Stafford Allen works in 1901. They The company moved to Liston works in 1899. They are standing on the driveway to Liston, Essex, opposite Lapwing farm, and the old mill house and Flax works are shown behind them . The site had been a Flax factory (554 x 432)