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Balderstone Hall

Balderstone was in the manor of Castleton. Eleanor, daughter of Henry de Balderstone, married James Holt in 1414 and conveyed land he formerly held to James when they had a house of some pretensions in Balderstone. James Holt died without issue resulting in the subdivision of land. Henry Holt, probably some relation of James Holt, lived in the hall but he died without issue in 1520. John Holt who lived at Balderstone Hall died there in 1607. Later the hall passed to the Holts of Stubley. In 1626 a detailed survey of the Manor of Rochdale took place as the King was considering selling it. One of the 9 freeholders in Castleton was Charles Holt of Balderstone Hall.
The Holts were farmer-weavers and Charles Holt farmed 30 acres around the hall which included the kitchen meadow, crofts, rye fields, orchards, barns and stables. Charles died in 1628 and his heir was his grandson John. Johnís son and heir was Richard Holt, a London merchant. The hall was let in 1688 to Jonathan Wolfenden. The Holts sold there estates to Timothy Whitehead in 1713.
The hall was demolished in 1967. To read more about the Balderstone Hall click here.
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Map of Rochdale (South) 1908
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