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Important information: Parking in Clayton Hall compound is for disabled badge holders only. Please park on side streets or in bays at the front of park on Ashton New road.

Please note that parking restrictions apply when Manchester City FC are playing at home and be sure to park outside restricted area.

St. Cross parish church will be open from 1pm till 3pm on all open days in co-operation with Clayton Hall.

Visit their website at for more information


Did you know that we have a sewing group at Clayton Hall?

The Old Hall quilters meet every other Sunday from 12 till 4pm. 

Meet new people, make new friends and enjoy a relaxed afternoon sewing in our wonderful Grade 2* building. 

All welcome from beginner to expert.

For more information visit their Facebook page.  


If you would like to support the Clayton Hall project there are various ways that you can help.  

You could become a Friend of Clayton Park, just come along to the next Friends meeting at 7pm on Wednesday, 16th October, at Clayton Hall, you will be made very welcome.

You could volunteer your time to help in the Hall or garden.

You can make a donation to the charity by clicking on the Paypal donate button below.

Your donations will help us to keep admission free on public open days and also with the day to day running of the Hall.



If you have enjoyed a visit please add a review on Trip Advisor and help to spread the word about our wonderful 'old lady'.

Clayton Hall is currently listed No 2 out of 37 Manchester museums and No 7 out of 194 favourite places to visit in Manchester, thanks to your amazing reviews.

Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

Clayton Hall

Clayton Hall is a Grade 2* listed building and a rare example of a moated, medieval site.  Standing on a scheduled ancient monument it is situated in Clayton Park, Ashton new Road, Clayton, Manchester M11 4RU.

The original hall was built for the Clayton family in the 12th Century, it later passed into the hands of the Byron family, of which the poet Lord Byron was a member. The Byron’s lived here until they sold it to two London merchants, George and Humphrey Chetham.  Humphrey is famous for founding Chethams School and Library in the centre of Manchester.

Externally the building is finished mainly in red brick, with some square-panelled timber framing at first floor level. Viewed from the front, the right hand section is the older part of the building, dating back to the 15th century and altered in the 16th and 17th century. It was partly rebuilt and enlarged in the 18th century with further remodelling taking place in the early and late 20th century. 

Rooms in the later part of the building have been dressed in Victorian style and offer an opportunity to see what it would have been like to live here in the late 1800's. The timber section includes a Clayton Hall/Manchester memories room, a Humphrey Chetham room and a tea room/gift shop.

Access to the Hall is via a Grade 2 listed, masonry bridge over the moat (at present dry).  The bridge is thought to date from the 17th century and is constructed of coursed square sandstone over two segmental stone arches.

Clayton Hall is owned by Manchester City Council and managed by the Trustees and Friends of Clayton Park who open the Hall to the public and organise and run school and group visits.

Become a friend of Clayton Hall on 'her' Facebook page

You can arrange a school or group visit to Clayton Hall at a time and date to suit you. Contact us at 

For photo's of all things happening at Clayton Hall see the scrapbook page



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