Pole Bank :: Shared Description
Pole Bank was originally the home of the Ashton and Beeley famines. Thomas Kerfoot rented the property from 1912-19.
The hall and grounds were purchased in 1920 by George Frederick Byrom for £4200. He died in 1942 and in 1946 in accordance with his will Pole Bank Hall and Grounds were bequeathed to the Corporation of Hyde for the use and recreation of the general public.
The building is Grade II listed: Link
The hall itself is a care home, run since 1998 by the Laurel Bank Care group: Link
The grounds which includes a pond, walled gardens and woodland paths is a public park which are in part maintained by a volunteer group, Friends of Pole Park.
Facebook group: Link
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Created: Sat, 18 Oct 2014, Updated: Sat, 26 Dec 2015
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