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The Courthouse, Worsley

This grade 2 listed building was built in 1849 for the 1st Earl of Ellesmere to house the manorial court of Worsley. The site has a history of justice of a different kind, as it was previously infamous as the location of the village stocks! The Court Leet, as the manorial court was known, dealt with administrative matters relating to the manor.

The last Court Leet was held in 1888, but it continued to be used for sometime afterwards as a magistrate's court. In the 1850s night classes were held there for estate workers and tenants, and later the building was used as a village hall for social functions.

In 1966 the building was purchased by Worsley Urban District Council, was extended in 1967 and passed to Salford City Council in 1974. Today the building is used as a village hall for social functions, including weddings.

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