Why?

Chorlton has no community centre and there is a great deal of pressure on existing spaces for meetings and events. Hough End Hall, the Grade II listed, former family home of the Mosley family in Chorlton is up for sale. This would be a great opportunity for us to buy it and keep it in the community for use by the community. The building has a long history, being built in 1596, and said to be “the best, the only major Elizabethan mansion of Manchester red brick…with mullioned and transomed windows and gables.

It has been in commercial use for some time, most recently as a restaurant. But now is the time to bring it into community ownership and make it a hub for meeting and cultural activities in Chorlton.  At the moment the Hall is flanked by soulless office blocks – let’s see if we can change this.

The asking price is £300,000.

A group of local residents, backed by the Chorlton Civic Society, think we should try and raise the money to buy the Hall and then to run it as a community hub, probably with a range of activities based there.  We are currently consulting widely about the possible uses of the Hall. (complete the suvey)

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