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Barlow Hall is an ancient manor house and Grade II listed building in Chorlton-cum-Hardy in the suburbs of Manchester, England. [1] A house has existed on the site since at least the 13th century, but the present building dates back no further than the 16th century (rebuilt in 1584), with later additions. [2] [3] The house was for a long time the property of the Barlow family, whose estates were sold to the Egertons in 1785. [2] It was the birthplace of Ambrose Barlow, a Roman Catholic priest martyred at Lancaster Castle. Today the house serves as the clubhouse for Chorlton-cum-Hardy Golf Club. [4]

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  1. Historic England. "Barlow Hall  (Grade II) (1197800)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. 1 2 "Chorlton-with-Hardy". Victoria County History . Retrieved 10 January 2008.
  3. Lloyd, John (1972). The Township of Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Manchester: E. J. Morten. pp. 13–17, 39–48.
  4. "Club House". Chorlton-cum-Hardy Golf Club. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

Coordinates: 53°25′30″N2°16′08″W / 53.424988°N 2.268835°W / 53.424988; -2.268835 (Barlow Hall)

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