Sale Old Hall 6479

Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, Greater Manchester

Brief Description

This site had a hall and grounds with a small park bounded by a lane to the west, Rifle Butt Road to the north and open fields to all other sides. There was an entrance lodge at the lane, with a tree-lined drive through the small park. There was a possible productive garden to the east of the site. The motorway now runs through the site but a dovecote survives.

History

The hall was brick-built, possibly dating from the 16th century. The hall and park first appeared on Christopher Saxton's map of 1577. It was originally owned by the Massey family. The property passed through various hands in the 18th century.

Features
  • Dovecote
  • Description: The motorway now runs through the site but a dovecote survives.
History

Period

  • 16th Century
References

References

Contributors

  • Cheshire Gardens Trust

  • Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit