A medieval manor house said to be the oldest building in Manchester is up for sale

It's not about money, it's about preservation.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 26th May 2024

Baguley Hall, a striking medieval manor house and rich part of Manchester’s cultural heritage, is now up for sale and is said to be one of the region’s oldest buildings.

Historic Baguley Hall was built all the way back in the 1300s and nearly 900 years later, this majestic Manc structure is still standing and has now been put on the market in an effort to preserve its future for generations to come.

Featuring a great hall built from ‘unusual’ timber, tall mullioned windows that hark back to the centuries gone by and a renewed stone slate roof, it’s quite the landmark.

Once a manor house, then thought to have been turned into a farmhouse and now simply sat unused, you can practically see the history.

It’s after the family of the same name. (Credit: Colliers)

Put up for sale by property firm Colliers, they are now inviting offers for people to buy the freehold or start a lease on the 14th-century gem located not too far from Manchester Airport.


With Historic England – the public body that helps maintain and celebrate some of the nation’s most beloved buildings and cultural sites – having recently completed a number of repairs, the hope is that Grade I-listed buildings won’t just be kept intact but given a whole new lease of life.

Situated on a two-acre plot in a popular residential area, it’s considered one of the finest halls in the North West, and plans to further revitalise the space with new functions have already been floated.


There’s even talk of transforming the space into a food-based pub (with or without bedrooms), a boutique hotel, an events centre and various other possibilities open to interested parties.

It has a medieval north wing, remodelled in the 17th century, a 16th-century porch and an early 17th-century south wing.

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Will Tait, Associate Director in Colliers’ Licensed and 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 an 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.” Here’s hoping someone will step in and carry on its legacy.

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