Surrounded by a moat dating back to medieval times, this 15th century, Grade II listed building was once home to the family of Lord Byron. The hall has now been turned into a living history museum and is being used as an educational resource for local schools.
The original hall was built for the Clayton family in the 12th Century, passing through the hands of the Byron family before being sold to the merchant Humphrey Chetham, famous for founding Chethams School and Library in the centre of Manchester.
Alterations over the years mean that the Hall now comprises sections dating from different historical periods, with the sandstone bridge across the moat being the oldest surviving structure on the site, dating from late medieval times when it would have been built to replace the original wooden drawbridge. According to legend, Oliver Cromwell was said to have spent three nights at the Hall during the English Civil War.