Historic Baguley Hall up for sale

Baguley Hall

Historic Baguley Hall in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, has been put on the market by Colliers on behalf of Historic England.

Colliers is inviting offers to buy the freehold or a leasehold.

Baguley Hall is in grounds of two-acres in a popular residential area, not far from Manchester Airport.

The former manor house, which has been vacant for many years, dates to the late 13th Century. It has an timber-framed great hall, one of the finest in the north west of England, in the middle, with cross-wings added later.

Historic England, the public body that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England’s historic environment, has recently completed significant repair works to assist future occupiers.

Indicative plans, with cost estimates, have been prepared by Thomas Ford and Partners conservation architects and IKS cost consultants for several uses, subject to planning. These include  a food-based pub (with or without bedrooms), boutique hotel and an events centre and will be made available to interested parties.

Will Tait, Associate Director in Colliers’ Licensed & Leisure team, who is handling the sale commented: “Baguley Hall is a fantastic opportunity to acquire a truly special historic building. We think it is well-suited, because of its layout and location, for various uses, including hospitality. Historic England is seeking to transfer the freehold or a long leasehold to a company that will restore and operate the building in a sympathetic way, in keeping with its grade I listing, and will enable the public to access it on at least an occasional basis”.

Catherine Dewar, North West Regional Director at Historic England, added: “Baguley Hall is a South Manchester historic gem.  Standing for nearly 900 years, it boasts the most incredible great hall with tall, mullioned windows and unusual timber frame.  We’re looking forward to working with Colliers to find prospective buyers or long-term tenants to find an exciting new use for this stunning site.”

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