Dr Compston was a general practitioner (Manchester, 1893) and homeopath, initially in Crawshawbooth. It is unclear whether or not he practiced from Springhill House. He was also active in St John's Ambulance and was the Senior Medical Officer of the New Hall Hey Auxiliary Military Hospital during 1915-1919 (see link, left).
Barbara Holden, who lived at Lawn House in the 1920s and 30s, wrote:
"The arched window on the right marked the start of Dr and Mrs Compston's house. Mrs Compston was disabled, I remember, and she often sat at the window watching us playing on the lawn and waving to us"
It may have been at this time that the Cot and the Bungalow became separate dwellings, the latter being converted from the Patrick's former billiard room which was used by the Holdens for table tennis.
Hart continued to live at Polefield until his death in 1947. He willed that his estate be converted into money for the benefit of his wife and executrix, Sarah Louise. She did not do this.
The map is from 'Once Upon Hard Times' by John W Gillett. The 'Parrock Stream' in the map is thought by JS Hardman to have been the stream of the dead woman after which Deadwenclough is named - see his 'Baptist Manse' article.
A bill of Assent of 21 August 1975 between Billy and Harry Spence and Billy and Betty Spence lists the leasehold tenants of Springhill Farm. It is interesting that they held the leasehold to the shop (425 Newchurch Road). Even though the building has been there for some time, it is geographically separate and never part of the farm.