Wednesday, 24 October 2012

ABC Wednesday: O is for Oaklands Hall

Oaklands Hall was built in 1838 as a residence for local business men and was once occupied by Daniel Adamson – an engineer, involved with the digging and opening of the Manchester Ship Canal.

For more about Daniel Adamson, see Old Hyde.

In 1881 it was occupied by Deane Stanley, who ran his father's Turkish Towel business in Gas Street, Hyde. He was married to Flora, who is believed to be their resident ghost. There are occasional sightings of Flora, when she is regarded as a being friendly and to be a good omen.

Deane Stanley was also a mining engineer. Unfortunately, he was reputed not to have a good head for business and he eventually lost his fortune. He died in 1894 after falling off a horse whilst working in the South African Transvaal.

Oaklands Hall was purchased in October 1924, for use as a Masonic Hall. The building, now run by Oaklands Masonic Club, is a place for Weddings and Celebration parties and an approved venue for Civil Marriages. Website:

For old photos of Oaklands Hall see Hyde Cheshire.

Oaklands Hall is reached via Beech View off Oaklands Road. See photos of Oaklands Road and Oaklands Wood on Hyde DP Xtra.

For the letter O at ABC Wednesday.


  1. That looks like a classic house. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

  2. looks like a sturdy OLD building!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Love old white houses - I once was living in one! Thanks for the memory:)

  4. Beautiful old house.

    O is for....
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  5. I lived at the Oaklands Hall from 1959 to 1966. I have super memories of this time. I never saw the "ghost" although I did get a glimpse of the Spectral Hound of Godley Green once walking up to Brierley's farm on Green Lane :-) I am pleased to see the house has been kept up & well maintained.

  6. I like pictures of building sites but think it would be boring being a ghost.