|Brookfield House, 2014|
And occasionally I have also written about Brookfield house which stood directly opposite.
It stands on the edge of Chorlton Park.
Now I can’t be sure of when it was built, but there are buildings on this site as early as 1750.
|Brookfield House, circa 1913|
In the 1840s it was the home of an accountant and later the doctor James Partington.
Strictly speaking it was actually in the township of Withington as was Hough End Hall.
I am not sure when it passed into the ownership of the Corporation but I guess it will have been in the late 1920s when Chorlton Park was finished.
|Brookfield House today|
The Corporation seemed vague about its history and I was surprised that part of it is still in residential use and perhaps at some time in the future I may be able to find out more.
Pictures; Brookfield House, circa 1913 from the Lloyd Collection, and the building today from the collection of Andrew Simpson