Many readers will remember the excellent archeological dig at Cheadle Green. Another very interesting dig has been running in the last two weeks just down the road in South Reddish, and again the local community – including schoolchildren from across Stockport – have been getting their knees dirty.
Wood Hall is at the southern end of Reddish Vale Country Park. It dates back to the 16th century and, despite only being knocked down in the 1930s, there are no known photographs of the hall (though there are some of the outbuildings, some of which remained until the 1960s).
The Hall was once owned by the Stanley family – the possession of two brothers who fought on opposite sides in the English Civil War. It was a well-known local landmark for centuries, appearing on a 19th century engraving of the Stockport skyline.
The dig is one of a series across Greater Manchester – lasting for two weeks with a final open day on Saturday 20th October when all are welcome to come along and find out more about the fascinating history of the site.
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