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 Old Peel Hall a.k.a. Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire
(demolished)


I created this page after finding some glass slides of the property - I don't know this part of Lancashire so if anyone can help with further information about Kenyon Peel Hall, for example when it was demolished and why, then please send me an email. I'll add any additional info to the bottom of the page.

 
Kenyon Peel Hall after restoration in the 1880s. The Building News, 1st  July, 1887

 About 1600, Kenyon Peel Hall was in the possession of Alexander Rigby; he gave it to his son George. It passed to George's daughter, Alice, who married Roger Kenyon of Parkhead, and then to their descendants. In 1911 the owner was Lord Kenyon of Gredington.

It was a large timber, stone and brick house, built in the late 16th century and enlarged c1634. During the industrial revolution collieries and factories surrounded the area; the mines caused settlement and the building had to be shored up. The house fell into disrepair but was restored in the 1880s.

Sometime after 1951 the house was demolished and the site is now occupied by a modern housing estate. Kenyon Peel Hall was about a quarter of a mile south of the ancient highway from Manchester to Bolton.

Links to more information
Detailed description of Kenyon Peel Hall (scroll down the page)
Little Hulton on Wikipedia
Rigby and Kenyon Family (scroll down the page)
Painting of Kenyon Peel Hall at Bolton Museum by Alfred Heaton Cooper

 

The Building News, 1st  July, 1887 

These photos are taken from glass slides produced by an amateur photographer; one is dated 1938, another, 1951; the rest are undated. The original slides are much clearer and more detailed than these copies.

Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

'Inner Courtyard' or 'Flag Court', Kenyon Peel Hall.

Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

 
 

Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

 

Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

 

Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

  

'Outer Courtyard' or 'Green Court', Kenyon Peel Hall.

 

The Gatehouse, Kenyon Peel Hall.

 Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s. 

The ceiling, Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

  

Detail from the ceiling? Kenyon Peel Hall.

 

Uncaptioned photo: probably a fireplace at Kenyon Peel Hall.

Kenyon Peel Hall, Little Hulton, Lancashire, taken in the 1930s or1950s.

 

 The other Peel Hall, Little Hulton.

Peel Hall, also known as Wicheves or Yates's Peel Hall, Little Hulton

In the 13th century Peel or Wicheves, another district in Little Hulton, was owned by the Hulton family who sold it to the Tyldesleys. Later it was owned by Edmund Fleetwood of Rossall who sold it to the Morts.

Joseph Yates of Manchester bought it in the 18th century and his descendants sold it to colliery owner, Ellis Fletcher of Clifton. Peel Hall was built in 1840 by Matthew Fletcher, from the designs of Sir Charles Barry.

It stands on the site of an older hall which was a stone building with a moat. Peel Hall became a hospital for treating tuberculosis and later a hospital for the elderly until it closed in 1990.

It was sold to a development company for refurbishment but despite being a Grade II listed building it was vandalised and became dangerous and was demolished in the mid 1990s. Text taken from this page on Wikipedia.

See also this web page Peel Hall and the Mort Family.