Winnington Hall

Winnington Hall

Winnington Hall is in Winnington, now a suburb of Northwich, Cheshire, England (gbmapping|SJ645746). It is a Grade I listed building. It consists of an older timber framed wing and a newer wing built in stone.cite web |url= |title=Images of England: Winnington Hall|accessdate=2007-08-06 |publisher=English Heritage ]

Winnington Hall was the ancestral home of the Winnington family followed by the Warburtons. The hall and estate were purchased in 1806 by the Stanleys. [cite web |url= |title= Winnington |accessdate=2007-08-06 |last=Lewis |first=Samuel (ed.) |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year=1848 |month= |format= |work=A Topographical Dictionary of England. |publisher=British History Online |pages=618–620 ] The hall was used as a girls' finishing school where Sir Charles Hallé visited to give recitals and John Ruskin lectured on art. In 1872 the estate and hall were bought by John Brunner and Ludwig Mond to develop the site into a chemical works which was to become Brunner, Mond and Company. In 1873 Mond and his family moved into the newer wing of the hall and later that year the Brunners moved into the older wing. [cite book
last =Koss | first =Stephen E. | title =Sir John Brunner: Radical Plutocrat 1842-1919 | publisher =Cambridge University Press | date =1970 | location =Cambridge | pages =28-29 | isbn =0521079063
] In the 20th century it became a social club for ICI and it now houses a sports and leisure centre. [cite web |url= |title=Winnington Hall |accessdate=2007-08-06 |publisher=Winnington Hall ]

The older, timber framed wing, known as the "oak wing" dates from about 1600. The newer wing was built in 1775 and designed by Samuel Wyatt. The building was restored by Darcy Braddell around 1920.


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