SJ8293 : Mauldeth House, Hough End Hall and 550 Mauldeth Road West

taken 7 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Mauldeth House, Hough End Hall and 550 Mauldeth Road West
Mauldeth House, Hough End Hall and 550 Mauldeth Road West
Hough End Hall was built in the 1590s for Sir Nicholas Mosley when he was Lord of the Manor of Manchester. LinkExternal link

Time and the hand of the town planners has not been kind to the hall, as it sits in a sea of car parks, hemmed in by two hideous sixties office blocks to the front and side, with the buildings of Chorlton High School and associated security fences crowding in from the rear. Later in its history Hough End was sold to the Egertons of Tatton.

By the 20th century much of the interior had been lost; the fine staircase had been removed to Tatton Hall in Cheshire, and the hall was a farmhouse. Photos from the 1920s show various farm buildings in the area of the car park seen in this view. In 1969 Pevsner note that the porch had collapsed and the roof was open to the skies, describing the condition of the building as 'an unpardonable act of cruelty'. Manchester Corporation, who owned the building later carried out some renovation works, after which Hough end was used as a pub / carvery type restaurant / nightclub, closing some time in the late 1990s. In 2010 further restoration work was carried out and the hall reopened briefly as a restaurant. This closed later that year, and by December 2011 the building was to let.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Place (from Tags)
Chorlton  Hough End  Chorlton-Cum-Hardy 
Building (from Tags)
Hough End Halll  Mauldeth House 
Person (from Tags)
Sir Nicholas Mosley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8250 9317 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.1010N 2:15.8927W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8250 9317
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Manchester  Office Block  Office Building  Offices  Elizabethan  Hough End Hall  Town Planning  Manor House 

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