Adlington Hall

One of the most beautiful homes in England, Adlington Hall, home of the Leghs from 1315 was built on the site of a Hunting Lodge in the Forest of Macclesfield in 1040.

Two oaks, part of the original building, remain rooted in the ground supporting the east end of the Great Hall. Between the trees stands an organ which was played on by Handel and is still operational today.

Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall is a country house near Adlington, Cheshire. 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.

The hall was reconstructed and reduced in size in 1928. The work included demolition of much of the west wing, building a screen wall to fill the gap, and removing parts of the south wing.

Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall

Adlington Hall

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2018

10 Responses to “Adlington Hall”

  1. Astrid says:

    That half timbered house is just amazing. Don’t you just love the B&W in it. and so wel preserved.

  2. What beautiful house and such lovely photos. Love all the black and white timbers.

  3. What a wonderful place! :)

  4. Alan says:

    Very impressive. The black and white building is particularly striking.

  5. The lawn is too green. My local park is totally yellow-brown now!

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