SJ8293 : Hough End Hall, Chorlton

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

Hough End Hall, Chorlton
Hough End Hall, Chorlton
Hough End Hall was built in the 1590s for Sir Nicholas Mosley when he was Lord of the Manor of Manchester. LinkExternal link

The hand of the town planners have not been kind to the hall, as it sits in a sea of car parks, hemmed in by two hideous sixties office blocks (part of Mauldeth House can be seen to the left), with the buildings of Chorlton High School and associated security fences crowding in from the rear.

Hough End was sold by the Mosleys to the Samuel Egerton 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. In 1969 Pevsner noted 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 renovation works - photos from 1970 show the exterior of the building to have been restored. Hough E=d was later used as a pub / carvery type restaurant / nightclub, closing some time in the late 1990s. In 2009/10 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)
Hough End  Chorlton  Chorlton-Cum-Hardy 
Building (from Tags)
Hough End Halll  Mauldeth House 
Person (from Tags)
Sir Nicholas Mosley 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8247 9321 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.1225N 2:15.9199W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8247 9320
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Manchester  Office Block  Office Building  Offices  Hough End Hall  Elizabethan  Town Planning  Manor House  Closed 

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