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Adlington Hall


Adlington Hall is a country house in Cheshire, England. The oldest part of the existing building, the Great Hall, was constructed between 1480 and 1505; the east wing was added in 1581. The Legh family has lived in the hall and in previous buildings on the same site since the early 14th century. After the house was occupied by Parliamentary forces during the Civil War, changes were made to the north wing, including encasing the Great Hall in brick, inserting windows, and installing an organ in the Great Hall. In the 18th century the house was inherited by Charles Legh who organised a series of major changes. These included building a new west wing, which incorporated a ballroom, and a south wing with a large portico. It is possible that Charles Legh himself was the architect for these additions. He also played a large part in planning and designing the gardens, woodland and parkland, which included a number of buildings of various types, including a bridge known as the Chinese Bridge that carried a summerhouse.

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Google previewA Topographical Dictionary of England, Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man (1840)

With Historical and Statistical Descriptions by Samuel Lewis

Adlington Hall, a very ...

Google previewA Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland (1871)

by Bernard Burke

neck esross pstonce, guSedt—Adlington Hall, Hsoclesfleld, Cheshire. LEGH. OF. LYME. LEGE, WrLLraI-Jorm, Esq. of Lyme 1' co. Chester,. and. Heydock. Lodge. and. Golborne. ark,. co. Lancaster, D.L. and J.P., captain Lancsshire hussers, ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (1824)

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape-gardening, Including All the Latest Improvements; a General History of Gardening in All Countries; and a Statistical View of Its Present State, with Suggestions for Its Future Progress in the British Isles by John Claudius Loudon

e garden Adlington hall,-near Chorley; Sir R. Cla". * was laid out : John Shepherd, the curator, who pub. dern house, on a gentle cleration, Enere". lished a catalogue of the plants in 1808; and to ...

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