Crumpsall Hall (also known as Crumpsall Park)5112

Manchester, England, Greater Manchester

Brief Description

Crumpsall Hall, now known as Crumpsall Park, provides an open space for leisure and sport. It retains its original formal layout with lawns and trees.

History

The site was originally a private residence with grounds surrounded by open fields in 1848. Since 1890 the area has been used as an open space for a variety of activities for local residents.

Visitor Facilities

This is a municipal site for general public use.Please see: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=1822

Detailed Description

This small park, as shown on the 1848 Ordnance Survey map, was roughly square shaped and surrounded by fields.

Although the hall was demolished by the late-19th-century, the park retains an original Listed park keeper's lodge and a Scheduled obelisk monument, as well as the formal layout of the lawn, grassland, specimen trees and avenue of trees.

The park has been awarded Green Flag status. It is used by residents, local schools and patients from the hospital on the east park boundary for playing, dog walking, cycling and events.

The Friends of Crumpsall Park are active in supporting the park and its use.

Features
  • Obelisk
  • Description: There is a Scheduled obelisk monument.
  • Gate Lodge
  • Description: The park retains an original Listed park keeper's lodge.
Tree Avenue, Specimen Tree
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

This is a municipal site for general public use.Please see: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=1822
History

Detailed History

The hall, which was originally timber framed, belonged to the Chetham family and then the Barlow family and is recorded on the 1848 Ordnance Survey map, It was subsequently demolished. The site taken over as a public park by Manchester Corporation in 1890.

References

References