Blackley Hall [Manchester]). “From the work usually known as ‘James's Views,’ published May 9, 1825.” Source: Old Manchester, Plate 24. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

According to Allen Blakeley's history of the town, “"The eldest son of Sir Richard Assheton, Richard Assheton Esq. (born 1577) lived, during his fathers lifetime, at Mostyn Hall near Manchester and Blackley Hall near Middleton and married Mary, daughter of Sir Thomas Venables, Baron of Kinderton, a lady of exemplary piety and of great domestic virtue.” Richard died on Nov 17th 1618 and was buried at Middleton.”

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Crumpsall Hall and other great houses


Blackeley, Alan. “A Short History of Blackley.” Web. 8 November 2012.

Old Manchester: A series of Views of the more ancient buildings in Manchester and its vicinity as they appeared fifty years ago.. Manchester: J. E. Cornish, 1875. Internet Archive. Web. 7 November 2012.

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