Mottram Hall

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Mottram Hall
Mottram Hall, Cheshire.JPG
LocationMottram St. Andrew, Cheshire, England
Coordinates53°18′41″N 2°10′24″W / 53.3115°N 2.1734°W / 53.3115; -2.1734Coordinates: 53°18′41″N 2°10′24″W / 53.3115°N 2.1734°W / 53.3115; -2.1734
OS grid referenceSJ 885 794
Builtc. 1750
Built forWilliam Wright
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Mottram Hall Hotel
Designated25 July 1952
Reference no.58260
Mottram Hall is located in Cheshire
Mottram Hall
Location in Cheshire

Mottram Hall (also known as Mottram New Hall or the Mottram Hall Hotel) is a former country house to the northeast of the village of Mottram St. Andrew, Cheshire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade  II* listed building.[1] Not to be confused with Mottram Old Hall (alongside the access road 400m to the west).

The house was built around 1750 by William Wright for his son. It is constructed of Flemish bond orange brick with buff sandstone dressings, with a Kerridge stone slate roof, nine brick chimneys, and a facade with projecting end pavilions which have 20th-century extensions. From the mid-1970s the building has been used as a hotel, and from 2014 to 2018 as part of the QHotels group.[1]

In 2012–13 the hotel underwent improvements and refurbishment at a cost of £5.5 million. This included a new restaurant, refurbishment of bedrooms, creation of conference suites, and restoration of the Garden Suite.[2] In September 2018 the hotel was sold by the real estate investment company Aprirose to the hotel group Champneys (owned by Dorothy and Stephen Purdew).[3]

The Wright family[edit]

The family tree of the Wrights.

The family tree of the Wrights is shown. There were six generations of this family that owned the house and these are numbered from 1 to 6 in red starting with William Wright its originator.

William Wright built Mottram Hall in about 1750. He built the house for his son Randle but unfortunately his son died soon after its completion.[4] William Wright was a wealthy landowner who was the proprietor of Offerton Hall near Stockport and also owned a townhouse in this village. He built St Peters Church in Stockport.[5] He died in 1770 and as he had no heirs his estate was passed to the eldest son of his first cousin Rev Henry Offley Wright. It was then inherited by his son Laurence Wright and as he had no heirs it went to his nephew Rev Henry Wright. His daughter Julia Catherine who married James Frederick D’Arley Street then became the owner.[6] When she died in 1916 her daughter Julia Mary who married twice inherited the house. It was she Julia Mary Wallis Wright who sold the house in 1922 and the advertisement is shown. It was bought by Walter Pownall who enjoyed gardening and often held open days to the public. He sold the house in 1939 (this advertisement is also shown). It then became a hotel.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Mottram Hall Hotel (1234766)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 August 2012
  2. ^ Refreshed and Unique (PDF), De Vere, Mottram Hall, Cheshire, retrieved 8 January 2013
  3. ^ Cheshire’s Mottram Hall snapped by Champneys spa resort company, The Caterer, retrieved 5 October 2018
  4. ^ "Cheshire Country Houses". Google Books. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 22 March 2015. p. 28-29.
  5. ^ http://www.stpeterstockport.com/church-history.html
  6. ^ Earwaker J. P. “East Cheshire: past and present” http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=yale.39002088543229;view=1up;seq=398

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