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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, (see sample bill below). 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. 

Wetton sample bill from 1889

 

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 a Kerridge stone-slate roof 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]

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

1892: According to Kelly’s 1892 directory Arthur S. Plews lived at Endon Hall. In 1897 his wife Francis M. Plews laid the foundation stone for Holy Trinity chapel in Jackson Lane.

1901: Frances M. Plews was still living at Endon Hall, she was aged forty two years and was described as living off her own means. She was married but there is no mention of her husband Arthur S. Plews who is listed as living there in 1892. However, by 1906 the Kelly’s directory once again lists Arthur as living at Endon Hall. Frances was from Audlem and lived with her daughter aged four years and also four servants. Peter Pownall Brocklehurst had connections with Endon Hall around this time as stated on the 1902 Electoral Roll although he was actually living at Hurdsfield House at that time. Perhaps he owned Endon Hall.

1911: John E. Galgani was living at Endon Hall.He had moved to 18 Higher Lane by the following year. He had been living at Endon Lodge ten years previously.

1914:  Endon Hall was occupied by James Edward Marsland and his family. They were still there in 1923 according to Kelly’s directories. Their son Lieutenant Sidney Hammond Marsland (click on image on the right to enlarge) was sadly killed fighting for his country in WW1.

1939: The Hall was occupied by Harold Kershaw aged fifty seven years, he was a solicitor. Also living with him was his wife Pleasance aged fifty two years and their son Peter aged twenty four years and described as a brewer. Mr Cosgrove also lived at Endon Hall around the time of the second world war.

The Kershaw’s were at Endon Hall until the 1960’s.

Mr and Mrs Ramsden lived at Endon Hall in more recent years and were both doctors.

Mossleys Tyre manufacturer also once owned Endon Hall before it was sold and split into two residences.

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


Listed structures

See Listed Buildings page for the full list and notes regarding Listed, Article 4, and SPD properties.

The links on the structures are to the Historic England web site. Any links to local history pages are to this web site.

  Stables at Endon Hall, Kerridge; II, Stables and coach house for William Clayton, c.1835. Not publicly accessible.
    Icehouse in Endon Hall garden, Kerridge; II, Icehouse: c.1840 for William Clayton. Not publicly accessible.

Acknowledgements

  1. The historical information on this page about the construction of the house is taken from the Historic England website.
  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.

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