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A Brief History of Meols Hall

Meols Hall has stood on this site since the early reign of King John and has passed through 27 generations to the present owner. Before the Norman Conquest the Manor of North Meols was held by five Thanes, thought to have been descendents of Odda the original Norse Settler among the "mels" or sandhills of the Lancashire Coast.

The Heskeths of North Meols remained Catholics throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries, and were imprisoned periodically as recusants. There are still the remains of a priest's hiding place where, according to legend, Sir Edmund Campion hid on his last visit to Lancashire before being executed. During the first war the house was used as a hospital for wounded Belgian soldiers.

The extensive alterations carried out by the present owner's grandfather, between 1960 and 1964, were designed primarily to display family paintings. The Tithe Barn is one of the finest examples of its kind in the country. This 400-year-old barn forms part of Meols Hall. It has been meticulously restored by local craftsmen and retains all its original and authentic features combined with every facility for your comfort.

The Tithe Barn can be used for wedding receptions, television and photographic shoots, charity events, premiere and private parties, press launches, private screenings, conferences, lectures and discreet product launches.