SJ8293 : Hough End Hall

taken 6 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Hough End Hall
Hough End Hall
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 with the buildings of Chorlton High School and associated security fences crowding in from the rear. This close up photo is probably the best view as the later buildings cannot be seen.

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 some renovation works, after which Hough End was 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  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Building (from Tags)
Mauldeth House  Hough End Halll 
Person (from Tags)
Sir Nicholas Mosley 
Place (from Tags)
Chorlton-Cum-Hardy  Chorlton  Hough End 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8248 9324 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.1387N 2:15.9110W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8249 9322
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Manor House  Closed  Town Planning  Elizabethan  Hough End Hall  Offices  Office Building  Office Block  Manchester 

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