Hough End Hall has a long and varied history. There is some very good information about Hough End Hall which is available by clicking on one of the links below. The Hall was built in 1596 by Nicholas Mosely.  Click on the links below to find out:

  • Where the Mosley family came from
  • How they bought the Manor of Manchester (and the sub-Manor of Withington)
  • What Nicholas Mosley did in London
  • How he became Lord Mayer of London in 1599;
  • What he did to fight the Spanish Armada
  • Why Elizabeth I Knighted him;
  • Why Sir Nicholas has a memorial in St James’ Church, Didsbury
  • Why the Corporation of Manchester bought the rights to the Lordship of the Manor in 1830 for £200,000
  • What relationship the Facist,  Oswald Mosley has to Sir Nicholas
  • How it is that farm workers lived in the house in later years
  • What happened to the grand staircase of HEH
  • Whether there is a Baronetcy still held by a Nicholas Mosley in 2014

…and lots else.  Just one quick click away!.

Local historian, Andrew Simpson’s blogspot – contains some lovely pictures

Account of the Manor of Withington and of Hough End Hall. Extract from William Farrer & J. Brownbill (editors) (1911) A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4

Anthony F Walker’s website. This account of Hough End Hall written in 1900

information about the Recording the Changing Face of Britain project in the early 1940’s  and picture of painting of HEH  by Byron Dawson

One account of the Mosely family tree

Withington Civic Society Site. Account of the sub-Manor of Withington. Manor House being Hough End Hall

A photo of Hough End Hall and a short memory by Clifford Driver

http://www.picturesofengland.com/gsresults?cx=partner-pub-0763328592621217%3A1092694983&cof=FORID%3A11&ie=UTF-8&q=mosley+memorial&sa=Go&siteurl=www.picturesofengland.com%2F&ref=www.bing.com%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dwww.pictures%2520of%2520england.com%26pc%3Dconduit%26ptag%3DA1FA4B1B26CC24905A1F%26form%3DCONBDF%26conlogo%3DCT3210127&ss=2919j673281j15             Pictures of the Mosley Memorial at St James’ Church, Didsbury can be found here

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152164913501774&set=a.10150307658831774.379513.58415751773&type=3&theater  Painting of Hough End Hall © Peter Topping to be auctioned to raise funds for the Hough End Hall project.



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