Belfield Hall 4390

Rochdale, England, Greater Manchester

Brief Description

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.

History

Belfield dates from at least the late 15th century. The site was cut through to the north west by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in the mid-19th century. The Rochdale Canal cuts across the eastern edge.

Detailed Description

The site lies to the north of Rochdale Road, Milnrow. The Senney Brook bounds the site to the west where there are three large lakes and a boundary belt. The rest of the grounds have been built over.

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.

Features
  • Ornamental Lake
  • Description: Three large lakes
Belt
History

Detailed History

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.

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