Old Peel Hall a.k.a. Kenyon Peel Hall,
Little Hulton, Lancashire
Kenyon Peel Hall after restoration in the 1880s. The Building News, 1st
About 1600, Kenyon Peel Hall was in the possession of Alexander
Rigby; he gave it to his son George. It passed to George's daughter, Alice, who
married Roger Kenyon of Parkhead, and then to their descendants. In 1911 the owner
was Lord Kenyon of Gredington.
It was a large timber, stone and brick house, built in the late
16th century and enlarged c1634. During the industrial revolution collieries and
factories surrounded the area; the mines caused settlement and the building had to
be shored up. The house fell into disrepair but was restored in the 1880s.
Sometime after 1951 the house was demolished and the site is now
occupied by a modern housing estate. Kenyon Peel Hall was about a quarter of a mile
south of the ancient highway from Manchester to Bolton.
Links to more information
Detailed description of Kenyon Peel Hall (scroll down
Little Hulton on Wikipedia
Rigby and Kenyon Family (scroll down the page)
Painting of Kenyon Peel Hall at Bolton Museum by Alfred Heaton
The Building News, 1st July, 1887
These photos are taken from glass slides produced by an amateur
photographer; one is dated 1938, another, 1951; the rest are undated.
'Inner Courtyard' or 'Flag Court', Kenyon Peel
Outer Courtyard, Kenyon Peel Hall
The Gatehouse, Kenyon Peel Hall.