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Gawsworth Hall

Gawsworth Hall is a half-timbered historic house and a former stately home in Gawsworth, Cheshire in the north west of England, near Macclesfield. The original Norman hall was rebuilt in 1480 and belonged to the Fitton family, the Earls of Macclesfield[?]. Early in the eighteenth century, the third Earl died without issue, and a fight broke out over who should succeed. This led to a famous duel in 1712 between Lord Mohun and the Duke of Hamilton[?] in which both were killed.

The house now belongs to Raymond Richards[?], a historian, and is open to the public. It is also used as an open air theatre.



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