Kersal, Greater Manchester, England

Kersal Cell

Kersal Cell

Kersal Cell is a 16th century timber framed manor house, situated on the site of a 12th century Cluniac priory. The building contains roof timbers dated dendrochronologically to c1515. A wall painting was discovered behind the 17th century panelling, it has been dated to 1595-1605. It is also associated with John Byrom (1692-1763), a shorthand writer, and author of the hymn 'Christians Awake'. It is believed that the house is privately owned and NOT open to the public.


According to Coxe, the apparition of a monk has been sighted here on Christmas Eve.


Pictured left is Kersal Cell courtesy of Keith Williamson.

Kersal Cell,

Littleton Road,


Greater Manchester.


For further information, please read Haunted Britain by Antony D Hippisley Coxe.


Visitor Information

Kersal is an area of the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, England.

It lies 2.5 miles northwest of Manchester city centre.

Pictured left is Kersal Cell courtesy of Richerman. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.