The Old Medicine house is a complete C16 timber framed building with a rare timber framed chimney; 10 foot square at its base. The integrity of the restoration gives the house an atmosphere permanence and security, but it also reflects the energy off its past identities: patent medicine manufactory and pub amongst them.

In 1970 the sixteenth century Old Medicine House was moved twenty miles, from Wrinehill in Staffordshire to it present site in Blackden, Cheshire. It now stands alongside Toad Hall, home of the author, Alan Garner. All Alan's books have been written in this place; the first of which, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, has been in print since October 1960.


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Find Us
Find us

Off Bridge Lane north of Goostrey, Cheshire and within a mile of Jodrell Bank Observatory.

For those arriving by public transport, the nearest station is Goostrey, which is 1 mile away. There is a footpath off Goostrey Lane. There is a junction off it to the track up to The Old Medicine House.

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Group Visits
Group Visits

Conducted tours are by appointment and available for individual and group bookings. Please e-mail contact@theblackdentrust.org.uk or telephone 01477 571445 to enquire.

The places on our courses and conducted tours are limited. This ensures that every visitor to Blackden can benefit from its unique atmosphere and that each visit reflects the interests of the visitors.


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