From Hollywood To Rochdale: Successful Producer Moves To Former Northern Industrial Town To Restore His Family’s Ancestral Country Pile

Source: Daily Mail  A Hollywood director who discovered his ancestors lived in a stately home in Rochdale has started refurbishing the run-down estate after securing a grant of £276,000 from Historic England for critical structural repairs. Hopwood DePree, 47, discovered he was a direct descendant of the family who built Hopwood Hall in the 14th
Read Article


Hopwood Hall Estate To Receive £276,000 Repairs Grant From Historic England

Source: Rochdale Online Hopwood Hall Estate is being awarded a grant of at least £276,000 from Historic England for critical structural repairs. The grant, match-funded by Rochdale Borough Council, will enable the Grade-II* listed Hall to be stablised and weather-proofed, a milestone in the renovations as historically significant parts of the building are in danger of collapsing at any
Read Article



Meet The Country House Entrepreneurs

Source: Spear’s Magazine Owners of estates are proving increasingly entrepreneurial as they look for ways to cover their high running costs, writes William Cash… Read full article.