Thursday, 16 October 2008

Welcome to Clegg Hall

I get quite a few emails from people who have read my books, which are always very welcome, but occasionally I receive more random contacts, like the people who are researching their family tree, and want to know if I have any information about Tobias Clegg of Wardle b 1738, or something similar. Sadly I never do - I've haven't caught the genealogy bug. I don't even know the names of my great grandparents.

But there is one aspect of my name/local history attached to it that I do know something about. Near where I was born is a ruined manor house called Clegg Hall. This fascinated me as a child, particularly with its well-embellished ghost story, and I've researched the Hall a little since - you can see the details in the article I wrote on the subject.

This quite regularly results in my receiving emails about the Hall, though I am afraid practically everything I know on the subject is in the article.

One recent correspondent seemed convinced I owned it and was in the process of restoring it. Delightful though the idea is, sadly I've nothing to do with it - I don't even know if it's being restored. I hope it is, though. It would be a shame if it were lost forever.

3 comments:

  1. Michael Green wrote:
    HI I MY MICHAEL GREEN CAN YOU TELL ME IF PEOPLE CAN GO IN SIDE CLEGG HALL I WOOD LOVE TO GO INSIDE SO CAN YOU LET ME NO CAN SEND ME THE INFORMATION BY POST TO [Address removed]

    (PS) CAN YOU SEND ME SOME INFORMATION AND PICTURE OF CLEGG HALL PLEASE

    Hello Michael - I have removed your address as it is not a good idea to post your address online. I am afraid I have no connection with Clegg Hall or its new owners. You can see all the information I have about Clegg Hall (and photos) in this article: www.popularscience.co.uk/features/feat2.htm

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  2. I can officially say Clegg hall is for sale for just less than half a million. Here are recent pictures of the hall and the interior. You might have seen it already. It's quite impressive.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-29664967.html/svr/3108;jsessionid=2E4DB01BBD58BBF9C9484FE2E2157AFB

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  3. Amazing - and so cheap (if you have that kind of money). Don't like the interior, though - strange the way it's so open...

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