Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

One of the Oldest Manors Up for Sale

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

One of the Oldest Manors Up for Sale

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THIS magnificent 300-year-old manor house comes with its own wood - and could be yours for just over £600,000.

Old Falinge, in Rochdale, was built in the early 1720s and the six-bedroom Grade II-listed building is thought to be the sixth oldest home in the town.

It's also perfect for nature lovers and walkers, as it has three acres of gardens and woodland and sits of the edge of popular beauty spot Healey Dell.

According to the History of the Parish of Rochdale, it was built by wealthy merchant James Haslem, whose family lived there for many years.

But when Haslem fell into debt and was later declared bankrupt, Old Falinge was bought by John Royds.

Royds' grandson Clement, went on to be a founding banker in Rochdale, county magistrate and later the High Sheriff of Lancashire. …

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