The Times: Hollywood remake for ancestral pile
Posted on 11th June 2019 by
Time to read: 1 minute
An actor who swapped Hollywood for Greater Manchester to rebuild a derelict ancestral home has won a £10,000 lottery grant for the project.
Hopwood Hall, a 60-room grade II* listed building in Middleton, south of Rochdale, dates from 1426 but had been empty for three decades and was placed on Historic England’s “at risk” register before the arrival of Hopwood DePree last year.
DePree, a producer and director, had heard tales about the house from his grandfather, also named Hopwood, while growing up in Michigan but believed that they were made up to explain their name…
Subscribe to Get Updates
To get news about the restoration, join our mailing list. We will never spam you or pass your details to anyone else.