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Endon Hall

Endon Hall in 1924
William Clayton bought the Endon estate, which included the quarries, from the Wettons, who were local quarry owners and stone merchants. Prior to 1875, Clayton initially called the property Endon House (not Hall). He built the house together with Turret Cottages and Clayton`s Tower on Windmill Lane, which was then called Township Road. The tower appears to have been built as a folly, no practical use having been found for it. Find further information on the Kerridge page.
The estate c.1870. (Click for enlarged copy)
However, William Clayton never lived in any of the houses he built on his Endon estate, he preferred to live in Starkey House, Street Lane, Adlington in the house which is now the care home Adlington Manor.
The stable block of Endon Hall now converted to cottages
The stables and coach house at Endon Hall are grade II listed. They are built in sandstone, and have Kerridge stone-slate roofs with a stone ridge. They form a courtyard plan, are in two storeys, and have a symmetrical five-bay front. In the centre of this is a coach entrance with a two-tier dovecote and clock above. Also on the roof is an open wooden bellcote with a copper dome and a weathervane. The parapet is castellated. On the courtyard front are cart openings and circular pitch holes.[1]
Adlington Manor, formerly Starkey House, home of William Clayton
Castellated octagonal Endon Lodge cottage at drive entrance on Clarke Lane, known as the thre’penny piece[2] cottage!

1891: John Charlton aged fifty six and from Salford lived at Endon Hall, he was a Cotton Linen worker and woollen cloth finisher. His wife Henrietta aged forty two from Liverpool and their six children all born in Salford age range 9 to nineteen years are also listed as living here, as are their eight servants.

1892: according to Kelly’s 1892 directory, Arthur S Plews was living at Endon Hall.

Endon Hall was occupied in 1901 census by Frances M Plews aged forty two years who lived off her own means, listed as married but no mention of her husband (Arthur?) who is listed above as being there nine years previously. Frances was from Audlem and lived with her daughter aged 4 years and also four servants.

In 1914 and 1915 Endon Hall was occupied by James Edward Marsland. He was still there in 1923 according to Kelly’s directories.

In 1939 the hall was occupied by Harold Kershaw aged fifty seven, he was a solicitor. Also his wife Pleasance aged fifty two and their son Peter aged twenty four listed as a brewer. The Kershaws were at Endon Hall until the 1960`s.

Mr and Mrs Ramsden lived at Endon Hall and were both doctors. Also Mr Cosgrove around the second world war. Mossleys Tyre manufacturer owned it before it was sold and split into two residences. Any more information regarding this paragraph would be most appreciated.

In July 2006 Macclesfield Borough Council varied the boundary of the Bollington and Kerridge conservation area. The purpose was to include additional properties within the conservation area. These properties included Endon Hall North, South, and West, Endon Hall Farmhouse, Endon Hall Farm, 1, 2 and 3 Endon Hall Mews,the property having been by this time divided up into multi-occupancy. Also added to the Conservation Area were 4, 6 and 8 Windmill Lane.

Endon Hall, 2018
Looking across the park to the hall, 2018

Acknowledgements

  1. The historical information on this page about the construction of the house is taken from the Historic Englandwebsite.
  2. thre’penny piece or thrupnee-bit – a three penny, twelve sided, coin used in the UK until decimal currency was introduced in 1971.
  3. Our thanks go to Linda Stewart who has researched census information to present an interesting history of the house’s residents.