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Baguley Hall, Manchester
|Status||Grade I listed|
|Architectural style||Timber Framed|
|Location||Baguley, Manchester, England.|
|Client||Sir William Baguley|
The current hall may be on the site of an earlier hall, possibly from the 11th or 12th century.
- 11th or 12th century: An aisled timber hall was built on the site. (Archaeology in the 1980s found remains of it). It was probably owned by the Baguley family.
- 14th century, first half: The current hall was built by Sir William de Baguley or one of his two sons, John and William., entirely of timber with wattle and daub walls, probably the oldest timber great hall surviving in England. It uses timbers of unusual size.
- 15th century: The north wing was built in timber and elements of it survive. It replaced a previous north service block.
- 16th century: The west side timber-framed porch was added.
- Late 17th century: The south wing was added, in brick, replacing a chamber block which was added to the aisled hall before the early 14th century.
- 18th century: The north wing was resurfaced in brick. The south chamber block was replaced by a brick-built south wing.
- 19th century: The west side timber-framed porch was partly rebuilt.
- In recent times the hall was used as a farm building.
- Around and after World War II: The hall was also known in the area as Maher's Farm and grew and sold vegetables.
- Around 1960 and after: The area around was built over, as Wythenshawe. The hall was abandoned, and its grounds became covered with dense bramble and other wild vegetation, which was cleared out with local volunteer help.
- 1970s: Maintenance started. For a long time in and after the 1970s the hall was covered in a big corrugated iron shed while its timber was exposed and treated against woodworm and dry rot.
- April 2013: The hall is closed to the public; its grounds are kept tidy.
- http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1291962 A long description
- http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1014937 A long description
- 1927 air view of Hall Lane and Blackcarr Road area: note farm workers' cottages and farm buildings west of Baguley Hall, which was then called Maher's Farm and used for market gardening. South of the railway note different route of Hall Lane.
- "Baguley Hall". Pastscape.org.uk. Retrieved 2008-01-05.
- "Baguley Hall". Images of England. Retrieved 2007-12-26.
- As a result, a recent low-rise apartment block across the road is called Sir William's Court.
- Crossley, Frederick Herbert (1951). Timber Building in England: From Early Times to the End of the Seventeenth Century. London: Batsford.
- "Baguley Hall, Hall Lane". English Heritage. Retrieved 2008-06-20.