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Hooton Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Ellesmere Port.
In the historic county of Cheshire.
Modern Authority of Cheshire.
1974 county of Cheshire.
Medieval County of Cheshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SJ375786
Latitude 53.30133° Longitude -2.93841°

Hooton Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House, and also as a probable Pele Tower.

There are no visible remains.


Site of a manor house, built in the late 15th century. A licence to crenellate was granted in 1487. The timber framed courtyard house had a taller, buttressed and crenellated stone wing with a lookout turret. It was demolished in 1778 and replaced by a house designed by William Wyatt. This was a simple two storey house with a rusticated basement and a domed bow to the garden front. This house was remodelled and extended after 1854, with the addition of a chapel and a tower containing a smoking room. A racecourse and polo ground were created in the grounds in the early 1900s. The house was requistioned in 1914 and converted for use as a military hospital. A military airfield was built on the site in 1917 (SJ 37 NE). The house was demolished circa 1935. (PastScape)

A house was designed in 1778 by Samuel Wyatt for Sir William Stanley, to replace an earlier courtyard House, half timbered with a stone wing and tower dating back to 1486 when the Stanley's received a licence to crenellate. (Cheshire HER)

A Chester Palatinate licence to crenellate was granted in 1487 Aug 10 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

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