The photo id for this photograph is 1119, in the Around the Area album.

Hockerley Hall

Sent in by Paul Charnley. A newspaper cutting probably from the Buxton Advertiser around the 1960s, found in his Mother's photos.

Photograph added 29th March 2015


Comment 1

Left by Bridget Franklin on the 10th May 2016

In the 19thC a family called Gaskell who lived at Ingersley Hall in Rainow owned Hockerley Hall and estate, with the Wilds as tenants. I am writing a short book about the family. Would it be permissible to reproduce this photo and article about Hockerley? Thanks.

Reply from Admin:-
Yes Bridget, no problems at all.

Comment 2

Left by R. S-S on the 18th June 2016

If this is any use to you Bridget use it as you please. It is undated though.

Whereas Francis Gaskell of Lyme Handley bequeathed ten shillings a year to the Poor of Kettleshulme to be distributed by the Overseers every Christmas day in bread to ten Poor Families to be paid out of the interest arising from bonds in the Chapel in le Frith Road.
And whereas the said bonds having become extant James Jackson of Macclesfield has charged his Copyhold Estate in Kettleshulme called Sponds Bottom with the yearly sum of ten shillings to be distributed in the above manner every Christmas day for Ever

Comment 3

Left by R. S-S on the 20th June 2016


When you walk up Whaley Lane past the station in about another hundred yards you come to Flag Field Steps on the right hand side.
When you get to the top of the steps there is a little white house on the right hand side. This was a school when it was built in 1730.

In 1737 Joseph Gaskell took the job as Headmaster. I don't know if he is one of the Gaskells you are looking for.

R. S-S

Comment 4

Left by Bridget on the 9th August 2016

Thanks for the above. I already had the information about Francis Gaskell who is part of the same family. Joseph Gaskell, headmaster, is not.

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