File: Ancient Monuments Society

Scope and Content

Correspondence between the vice-chancellor and the Ancient Monuments Society for the North Western Counties concerning the possible use of Hough End Hall, Chorlton, Manchester, as a university hall of residence. Most of the letters are from John Swarbrick, the Society's reporting architect, and concern the practicalities of converting the Hall to educational uses. The Hall, owned by Lord Egerton of Tatton, was threatened with demolition, and the AMS set up a committee to campaign for its preservation. Ultimately, the University felt unable to take on the Hall for financial reasons.

The file also includes correspondence from 1931 about an invitation to Moberly to lecture to the Society, and a copy letter of 1937 from Stopford thanking the Society for electing him a member of its Council.

Former reference: 101