Source: Rochdale Online

Members of the public were given the rare chance to glimpse inside the historic 12th century Hopwood Hall manor home for the first time in over 30 years on the Heritage Open Day on Saturday (9 September).

The Grade-II* listed two-storey building is set to be restored by actor, director and producer Hopwood DePree, a direct descendent of the Hopwood family whose ancestral home was Hopwood Hall from when it was built until the 1920s.

The privileged 100 members of the public were given guided tours throughout the day of the guard room, and the family and guest parlour, plus a magnificent central courtyard.

“We thought only about 40 people would be interested, but we ended up with about 500 people on the waiting list,” Mr Hopwood told the guided tour groups…

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