- World War 1
- WW2 Memories
- Rise of Trade 1840-1870
- Railway Employment 1841-1911
- Study of Apotropaic Marks
- History of Brereton Hall
- Buildings of Historic Interest
- St Luke's Church
- Influence of Technology
- Service Men Killed in World War 2
- Influence of the Jackson Family
- Allostock History
- Impact of Railway
- Belgium Refugees WW1
- Saltersford Hall Reform School
Some of Allostock’s history including Hulme Hall, a moated English Heritage Site
Researcher: Julia Wilson
The Hall has recently been renovated and sold as a private residence. The Hall and medieval bridge are Grade 2* Listed and the history of the site can be traced back to pre-conquest times.
The Grosvenors (ancestors of the Duke of Westminster) lived at Hulme Hall in medieval times and built a Chapel of Ease at Lower Peover in 1269, to save the long walk to Great Budworth.
In 1453 the Shakerleys inherited Hulme Hall and over a thousand acres of land in Allostock. The most famous Shakerley, Sir Geoffrey (1618- 1696), fought for the King in the Civil War. He rowed across the Dee his horse swimming besides him to warn the King. Charles hesitated and the battle of Rowton Moor was lost. After the defeat and execution of Charles I, Shakerley’s estates were “compounded” but fortunes improved at the Restoration when he was knighted by Charles II. Impressive memorials to Sir Geoffrey and family are in the Shakerley Chapel at Lower Peover Church. The remaining farms the family owned were sold in the 1920’s. Shakerley Mere a well-known local nature reserve is named after the Shakerleys who were the most important land owners in Allostock for 500 years.