Chaddock Lane (north side), Tyldesley
Part of Group: Yes 2 Oth
At Risk: No
Historic England Ref: 209 (Link)
House. C17 and Cl8 with C19 alterations. Arson attack in Dec 2014 caused extensive damage. Site has planning approval for housing development by NcCaul Homes Ltd.
Chaddock Hall has a chequered history. In the Middle Ages Chaddock was a hamlet with the hall surrounded by a few houses. A family of yeoman farmers with the same name occupied the estate for many centuries.
In 1782 the Duke of Bridgewater leased land at Chaddock and it was bought for Bridgewater Estates in 1810. In the 1870s the hall was used as a school and over the years some parts have been demolished while other sections have been extended.
Chaddock Hall in Mosley Common was ravaged by a fire in December 2014 in a suspected arson attack.
The blaze, which is thought to have started in the central wing, caused extensive damage to the inside of the building and "significantly affected the stability of the standing remains".
Following the incident, McCaul Homes was granted approval to demolish and rebuild the east and central wings of the hall to create two houses and make the site the crown jewel in a 27-home scheme.
But an "unforeseen consequence of these works was the near total collapse of the remaining west wing" according to a report prepared by Wardell Armstrong LLP.
The developer was due to face charges at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court last year.
It was accused of damaging the Chaddock Lane site "in a manner which affected the character of a building of special architectural or historical interest" in work it carried out at the site.
After a meeting involving McCaul Homes and the local authority an "in principle way forward for a rebuild was agreed".
Historic England (HE), was in charge of protecting listed buildings, was involved in discussions.
The charges against McCaul Homes were dropped.