SD7502 : Wardley Hall

near to Worsley, Salford, Great Britain

Wardley Hall
Wardley Hall
The home of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford. Built c 1500 with restoration in the 19th Century.

In this hall is a human skull placed in a small aperture at the top of the staircase. This is the skull of Saint Ambrose Barlow, who was a priest during the reign of Charles the I. He was hung, drawn and quartered at Lancaster on September 10th 1641, having been arrested at another local Catholic family home (SJ6899 : The Moat at Morley's Hall). His head was taken to a relative, living at Wardley Hall.
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Monday, 5 September, 2005   (more nearby)
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