SJ9697 : Gorse Hall Mansion Summer House (former site)

near to Stalybridge, Tameside, Great Britain

Gorse Hall Mansion Summer House (former site)
Gorse Hall Mansion Summer House (former site)
Site of the Leech Family's "Summer House" on the Gorse Hall Estate, Stalybridge. Despite the name, ladies would use huts called "summer houses" to hide in so that sunlight did not harm their complexions!
"Gorse Hall" is the local name for a former estate (and site of two stately homes of the same name) on the border between Stalybridge and Dukinfield, Greater Manchester.
The first Gorse Hall ("Old Gorse Hall") dates back to at least the 1600's, and was demolished during the 1960's.
The New Gorse Hall Mansion was built in 1835 by local mill owner John Leech (grandfather of Beatrix Potter).
After his wife's death, the Mansion was bought by a local builder for his son, George Harry Storrs, who was murdered in mysterious circumstances on November 1st, 1909.

The bricks used to construct the New Mansion were then used to re-front the Banks in Stalybridge town centre.
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2012
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Educational sites  Country estates  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9638 9772 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5717N 2:3.3606W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9637 9773
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