A HISTORIC Milford Haven house could hold a host of secrets for one family.

St Botolphs has sat empty for several years, on land near the former Murco refinery site.

Now derelict, the Grade II-listed mansion was run as a hotel in the 1970s, before being split up into flats.

It is estimated that the building would cost millions to get it back to its former glory.

Sheila McKnight, who lives in Merseyside, is looking to find out more about the building’s past, after discovering family photographs taken there.

The pictures, found in an old ‘memory tin’ show her husband’s grandmother and great great grandmother standing outside.

“My husband can remember his grandmother talking about it,” said Sheila.

“We travelled to Milford Haven last year and found the property, which has just been left

“It’s a crying shame when you see what it was.”

Sheila is looking for more pictures of the building, and any pieces of information about her family connection.

“We want to piece together why they were there,” she said.

“It seems to be a part of our family history.”

Sheila also discovered an 1880 marriage certificate, and says Francis Beaumont – later Brown – may also help jog someone’s memory.

If you know anything about St Botolphs, or have links with the Browns or Beaumonts of Milford Haven, email jsa@milfordmercury.co.uk