Earlier Houses: The current 14th century house may be on the site of an earlier hall, possibly from the 11th or 12th centuries.
Built / Designed For: Probably built for Sir William de Baguley
House & Family History: Baguley Hall is a 14th century house built entirely of timber, with wattle and daub walls (with probably the oldest surviving timber great hall in England). In the 17th and 18th centuries alterations were made to the House, including the remodeling of the North Wing and the addition of the South Wing. Baguley fell on hard times and was used as a farm building until the mid-20th century, when it was abandoned. It was rescued by English Heritage and is today a Scheduled Ancient Monument and listed on English Heritage's Buildings at Risk Register.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Sir William de Baguley, 14th century.
Current Ownership Type: English Heritage
Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction
Ownership Details: Baguley is to be opened to the public by English Heritage in 2010.
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No