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Meols Hall, Southport, Merseyside

Meols Hall

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Meols Hall is Southport's historical manor house dating back to the early 12th Century. Set in one hundred acres of private park land close to the picturesque village of Churchtown, this is one of the oldest settlements on the Lancashire coast.

Meols Hall has stood on this site since the early reign of King John and has descended, albeit sometimes through the female line, through 27 generations to the present owner. Before the Norman Conquest the Manor of North Meols was held by five Thanes, thought to have been descendents of Odda the original Norse Settler among the "mels" or Sandhills of the Lancashire Coast.

The Heskeths of North Meols remained Catholics throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries, and were fined periodically as recusants. There are still the remains of a priest's hiding place where, according to legend, Saint Edmund Campion hid on his last visit to Lancashire before being executed. During the first war the house was used as a hospital for wounded Belgian soldiers.

The extensive alterations carried out by the present owner's grandfather, between 1960 and 1964, were designed primarily to house what remains of the original Rossall collection. The Tithe Barn is one of the finest examples of its kind in the country. This 400 year old barn forms part of Meols Hall. It has been meticulously restored by local craftsmen and retains all its original and authentic features combined with every facility for your comfort.

The Tithe Barn can be used for wedding receptions, television and photographic shoots, charity events, premiere and private parties, press launches, private screenings, conferences, lectures and discreet product launches.


Nearest UK Airport: Liverpool
Months Open: May Bank Holiday Mondays
20 August - 14 September, daily, 13.30-17.30. Also Bank Holiday Friday 8th May
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: 5
Children: 1
Catering: Cafe available nearby
Afternoon tea for group bookings only

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Marshside RSPB Nature Reserve (3.52 miles)

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