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HALL ITH WOOD

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A 15th to 17th century house and formerly the manor house of Tonge. It is built of rubble faced in sandstone and timber frame with plaster infill. The east wing is part of the original house built in 1483, abutting this range to the rear is a two-storey wing of 1591. South of the abbove range, abutting the original east wing, is a two-storey range of 1648. In the 18th century the house was the home of Samuel Crompton and it was here that he designed and constructed the first spinning machine or mule. The house is now a museum used by the Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.

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