Poulton Hall

An old Cheshire house on an ancient site with literary and television connections.

Poulton Lancelyn, Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire, CH63 9LN

Poulton Hall
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Poulton Hall is a 17th-century country house, but the site has been occupied by the same family for over 900 years.

The site has has interesting outbuildings, cobbled courtyards, curiosities,  an 18th-century gentleman’s library in original condition, carillon, brewhouse, and walled gardens.

Recent film use has been for The Ipcress File with Tom Hollander, Longford with Jim Broadbent, and Hollyoaks. In earlier years the house was the setting for the television version of Alan Garner’s The Owl Service. It has also hosted C.S. Lewis and other literary figures, many of whom were friends of the late Roger Lancelyn Green (the present owner’s father).

Below the present house are cellars, some of which date from the previous house of  c.1350, and these in turn are built from the stones from the “castle” which dates back to the earliest known records of the family in 1093.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Our gardens will be open on April 16 & 17, May 28 & 29, and July 2 & 3, 2-5pm, cream teas etc, bookable on []

We will also have “Winter Wonderland Walks” on December 3rd, 4th, 13th, 14th (this year) also bookable on [] Timeslots from 4pm-6pm.


Gardens entry £5, house tour (prebooked for 20) £10.

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Group Visits

Groups are welcome and refreshments and cream teas can be provided.

Contact us to arrange:

07836-590875 / 0151-334-3000

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