History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
As for Meols Hall itself, the first known house on the site was in the early 12th century. The ownership of the hall has passed through 27 generations, through both male and female lines, to the current owner.
Within the house is a priest's hole, or secret chamber, which was a refuge for St Edmund Campion in the dark days of religious persecution following the Reformation.
The estate covers a huge area of countryside, including 2000 acres of parkland, woods, and gardens. In the grounds is a 400-year-old tithe barn, one of the finest surviving barns in the country, which now serves as a venue for large gatherings.
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About Meols Hall
Address: Churchtown, Southport, Merseyside, England, PR9 7LZ
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: 3 miles north east of Southport in Churchtown, south east of the A565. Generally open in late Summer, or to groups by prior arrangement.
Website: Meols Hall
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: Chris Wright, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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