Brereton Hall

A Cheshire Life magazine article titled  “Mystery of the Muzzled Bear”,  begins with the following sentence:                                                                                                                                                                                              “With a history stretching back to the Domesday Book and the foundation stone of the current hall allegedly laid by Queen Elizabeth the first, Brereton Hall is a mansion of such history and mystery, great fame and a little infamy.                                                                                                                                                                                        This document (which contains photos) follows the history of Brereton Hall,  from the first Lord Brereton of Leighlin through the centuries until the present time. It also includes a brief history of St. Oswald parish church which is located adjacent to the Hall.

Clicking the button at the right will open the first part of the history of the Hall in a new window.  This section contains a brief overview of the history,  the author’s connection and motivation for researching and writing this document. When you have finished this section, close the window to return to this page and read further sections of this history.


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Clicking the button at the right will open the second part of the history of the Hall in a new window.  This section contains details about the Hall and photos of the exterior. When you have finished this section, close the window to return to this page and read further sections of this history.


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Clicking the button at the right will open the third part of the history of the Hall in a new window.  This section offers a “tour” of the inside of the Hall.  When you have finished this section, close the window to return to this page and read further sections of this history.


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Clicking the button at the right will open the fourth part of the history of the Hall in a new window.  This section deals with the out-buildings on the estate and surrounding area.  When you have finished this section, close the window to return to this page and read further sections of this history.


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Clicking the button at the right will open the fifth part of the history of the Hall in a new window.  This section provides an overview of the ownership of the Hall from it’s consttruction to the present day .  When you have finished this section, close the window to return to this page and read further sections of this history.


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Clicking the button at the right will open the sixth and final part of the history of the Hall in a new window.  This section tells some of the history of St. Oswalds church, part of the original estate,  the Bears Head Inn in Holmes Chapel, and a few related items.  When you have finished this section, close the window to return to this page.


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