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Poynton Hall (Poynton Towers)

  • Earlier Houses: There was a 16th century timber-framed house called Poynton Hall on another site on the estate that was turned into an eyecatcher in the 1770s after the 18th century classical style house was built.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Circa 1775 the old 16th century Poynton Hall was rebuilt into an eyecatcher called The Towers, a folly that attempted to look like a Gothic castle. After the large classical house was demolished by the Vernons in the 19th century The Towers was converted into the primary house for the Poynton Estate. In 1935 The Towers was also demolished. All that remains today of Poynton are two lodges on the London Road.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, p. 106, 1854. 2.S. Vol. II, p. 164, 1855.

    Country Life: 2.S. Vol. V, 1829.

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Destroyed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir George Warren, 18th century; Warren family here from the 16th century until 1826. Alice Vernon, Lady Vernon, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No