Friday, April 02, 2010

Friday Bench (35):
Pole Bank Hall

This week's bench is from Pole Bank Hall, Hyde.

In 2008 I took you on a Perambulation of Pole Bank.

Once the home of the Ashton family, prominent mill-owners, the hall is now a private nursing home. The grounds, however are a public open space.

This bench overlooks Pole Bank Pond and you can see how it looks now on Hyde Daily Photo.

A vintage view of Pole Bank Hall can be found on Old Hyde.

My favourite benches discovered recently include Imac's by the Llangollen Canal, Jenny's at the Denso Marston Nature Reserve, Dimple's in Idahoe and Eric's in Paris.


  1. Could do with a little TLC to prevent deterioration methinks!

  2. It must once have been a fine place to sit and rest. Let us hope that someone pities it and does a bit renovating.