Worsley Old Hall

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Worsley Old Hall
Worsley Old Hall.jpg
Worsley Old Hall in 2005
LocationWorsley, Greater Manchester, England
Coordinates53°30′19″N 2°23′28″W / 53.5054°N 2.3910°W / 53.5054; -2.3910Coordinates: 53°30′19″N 2°23′28″W / 53.5054°N 2.3910°W / 53.5054; -2.3910
OS grid referenceSD 742 010
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated29 July 1966
Reference no.1288296
Worsley Old Hall is located in Greater Manchester
Worsley Old Hall
Location in Greater Manchester

Worsley Old Hall is a public house and restaurant in Worsley, Greater Manchester, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[1]


Worsley Old Hall

The present building on the site dates from the 16th or early 17th century. It was originally a timber-framed building which has been rebuilt in brick. It is thought that it originally consisted of a hall range on the south side, with wings extending to the north on the east and west sides. The house was remodelled in the 18th century with the addition of a range immediately to the north of the hall range. It was substantially extended in or around 1855 when an extension was added to the east wing. Further work was carried out in 1891; in 1905 the space between the wings was filled in with a billiard room with a table supplied by Orme and Sons.[2] In 1906 a small wing was added on the northwest side. During the 20th century there were further internal alterations, particularly in the 1990s when it was converted into a restaurant.[1][3] The hall is of particular historical importance because it was here that Francis Egerton, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, James Brindley and John Gilbert planned the Bridgewater Canal and supervised its building.[4]


The building is in brick, most of which is rendered. The roofs are of stone and slate. Some of the 19th-century extensions are timber-framed.[1]

Present day[edit]

As of 2011 the building was a public house and restaurant in the Brewers Fayre chain. In August 2013 the building was sold has and been refurbished and re-opened in December 2013 as a food-led real ale pub operated by Brunning and Price.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c Historic England, "Worsley Old Hall (1288296)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 April 2015
  2. ^ "Letter from Orme & Sons Ltd". Salford Archives. University of Salford. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ 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. 684–685, ISBN 0-300-10583-5
  4. ^ Anon, The Bridgewater Canal Handbook, Cheltenham and London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co., p. 21 Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  5. ^ History, Brunner and Price, retrieved 15 January 2014

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