Hall i' th' Wood
|Hall i' th' Wood|
Front view of Hall i' th' Wood manor house
|Town or city||Bolton, Greater Manchester|
Hall i' th' Wood is an early 16th-century manor house in Bolton, Greater Manchester. It is a Grade I listed building and is currently used as a museum by Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council. It was the manor house for the moiety of the Tonge with Haulgh township held by the Brownlows in the 16th century. The original building is timber framed and has a stone flagged roof; there were later additions to the house, built from stone, in 1591 and 1648.
The house was the home of Samuel Crompton during the 18th century and was where he designed and built the first spinning mule. Hall i' th' Wood was bought by William Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) in 1899 and was restored by Jonathan Simpson and Edward Ould. Lever gave the house to the Corporation of Bolton in 1900.
The name represents "Hall in the Wood' spoken in the local regional English dialect and is pronounced as "Hallith wood"
- English Heritage. "Hall i' th' Wood, Bolton (1388052)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 19 July 2012 .
- Hall i' th' Wood (44392). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
- Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2004), Lancashire: Manchester and the South-East, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 153–155, ISBN 0-300-10583-5
- Karl Beattie and Bev Parr (directors) (2008). Most Haunted (TV-Series). Hall i' th' Wood: Antix Productions.
Media related to Hall i' th' Wood at Wikimedia Commons
- Hall i' th' Wood at bolton.org
- Extract from A Short History of Hall i' th' Wood Compiled and Edited by Derek R. Mills (1992)
- Hall i' th' Wood on the Bolton Museums and Archive Service website