Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ashcroft Manor Off The Trans Canada Highway Near Cache Creek British Columbia (5 - Pictures)

Above Photo: The Ashcroft Manor.

This heritage site is one that I have driven by dozens of time and I have never stopped in. It seems I was always in a rush to get to Langley or back home here in Houston, British Columbia. 

In early November I made the stop and I am so happy I did. What a gorgeous building and all the buildings on the site. 

The two Elm trees that are in front of the Manor were shipped all the way from England as seedlings and are over 100 years old. 

Above Photo: The Ashcroft Manor.

The Ashcroft Manor is approximately 10 kilometers south from 
Cache Creek directly off of the Trans Canada Highway.

I found some information on the Clement and Henry Cornwall 
which you can read by following the below link:

Also this website has some interesting information about the area:

Above Photo: This text information from pulled off of the sign in front of the Manor: In 1862 C.F. and H.P. Cornwall settled here and developed Ashcroft Manor. The ranch, with it's grist and saw mills, supplied Cariboo miners. The manor house was destroyed by fire in 1943, but the road house survives. Clement Cornwall became one of British Columbia's first Senators after confederation with Canada in 1871, and Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia in 1881.

The Ashcroft Manor Teahouse Restaurant serves up soups, salads, and light meals, 
so drop in for a meal.

When in the area, do drop in as you won’t be disappointed.

The below text information is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ashcroft Manor Ranch.

Ashcroft Manor Ranch, known also as Ashcroft Ranch, is an historic ranch in the Thompson Country of British Columbia, Canada, founded by Clement Francis Cornwall (later Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia) and his brother, Henry Cornwall. 

Above Photo: The Ashcroft Manor and the Ashcroft Manor Teahouse Restaurant

Ashcroft Manor's main house and buildings are an historic site adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific mainline, which named its whistlestop at the current site of the village of Ashcroft after it, naming it Ashcroft Station. The Ashcroft Manor is located on the Trans-Canada Hwy #1, at the junction for southern cutoff from the highway to the town of Ashcroft below on the Thompson River.

In the heyday of the Cornwall brothers, Ashcroft Manor was one of the centres of British-style country life in the British Columbia Interior, and was famous for its fox-hunting parties and line of hounds, as well as race horses, and drew the early province's high society to these and other entertainments.

Above Photo: The Ashcroft Manor.

Overlooking Ashcroft Manor to the north is the Cache Creek Waste Disposal Facility near the town of the same name. The name Cornwall Hills, referring to the southern part of the low hill-range between the Thompson and the upper basin of Hat Creek is derived from that of the informal name of the ranch, the Cornwall Ranch. 

The Cornwall name is shared by Cornwall Creek, a tributary of the Thompson River, entering it on the lower side of the ranch holdings.

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