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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 previewSummer Rambles Around Manchester (1890)

by Alfred Rimmer

ADLINGTON HALL is a very noble old mansion, and occupies a conspicuous place among the ancient baronial residences of England. It forms the subject of one of the finest drawings in Nash's " Mansions of the Olden Time," and, like Bramhall or Old Worsley, has not suffered any serious damage from the restorer. It lies in a pleasant country some six miles in a direct line from the south end of Stockport. The park is extensive, and has all the appearances of an ancient demesne of ...

Google previewAbbas Combe to Eyworth (1868)

Adlington Hall is an old seat of the Legh family. During the civil ...

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

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