Originating in the medieval period, Belfield Hall was situated in a park with woodland. The historic buildings and most of the estate are lost, as the site has built over. Three large lakes and the boundary tree-belt survive within an area of about 7 hectares.
There is a long entrance/drive to the hall from Rochdale Road, possibly redirected as a result of the cutting of the canal.
The relationship with the lakes and building to the north of the railway line unclear.
The site of a hall with grounds and some woodland. The original hall probably dated from the late 15th century, or earlier.
By the mid 19th century the site was cut through to the north west by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway line, and across the eastern edge by the Rochdale Canal.
- Features & Designations
- Ornamental Lake
- Description: Three large lakes
- Key Information
Part: ground/below ground level remains
- University of Manchester and University of York 1994