Foxdenton Hall

  1. 1620

    A hall is built on the site for William Ratclyffe.
  2. 1710–30

    A new hall is built here for Alexander Radclyffe replacing of the previous hall
  3. 1827

    Noted Scientist and Suffragette Lydia Becker is born at Foxdenton Hall.
  4. 1922

    The Radclyffe family lease the hall and the adjoining Park to Chadderton Council, who open the site to the public.
  5. 1960

    The hall has fallen into disrepair and is council taken into council ownership.
  6. 1965

    The council perform neccessary restoration work to the hall.
  7. 2003

    Friends of Foxdenton rally begin fund raising for the hall and start running a café and toilet facility in the hall for the park's visitors.
  8. 2011

    The hall is again declared unsafe and closed by the council.
  9. 2016

    The community group Chadderton Together is granted a licensing arrangement so they might search for funding to refurbish the building and to rebuild a pavilion at the rear. Oldham Council grant the project £30,000 with the support of the ward councillors.
  10. 2019

    The renovation of the Pavilion and creation of Lydia's Tearoom (named after Lydia Becker) continues, supported by grant from Viridor Credits, Heritage Lottery, Action Oldham and Oldham Council.

    Chadderton Together plans to open the Pavlion and Tea Room in the summer of 2019.