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Ordsall Hall, credit Nick Harrison

Ordsall Hall Markendale's Restoration Project

On Thursday 15 March, Ordsall Hall will welcome home the only portraits that we know of that are original to the Hall. The hand painted portraits of Ellis and Mary Markendale who lived at Ordsall Hall in the 1800s.

Ellis and Mary Markendale - members of the famous family of butchers, tanners and skinners who lived at Ordsall Hall, and who farmed its surrounding land, between 1815 and 1871.

Working with The Friends of Salford Museums Association, with funding from The Charles Hayward Foundation, we can now restore Ellis. We are seeking the funds to restore Mary & hang her next to her husband.   

Donate to the restoration

At Ordsall Hall we rely on charitable donations to ensure that our doors remain open to the public for FREE. We welcome your donations to support our work.

Heritage and education

The Hall and gardens, dating back to 1177, play an important part in the education curriculum for primary school children. We also offer resources and sessions for ESOL groups as well as being a registered centre for Royal Horticultural Society courses.

Grade I Ordsall Hall underwent a large-scale restoration between 2009-11, which saw rooms of national historical significance being restored and coming back into use, to be enjoyed by all visitors.

We need your support

Ordsall Hall must continue to raise funds to ensure the upkeep of the building and the maintenance of the grounds and building. We hope you will be able to support us in raising the £400,000 to ensure that we remain open for the future.

Donate today

You can make a donation to us securely through our website.

We also accept donations via Text, so simply text SALF44 and £10 or other amount of your donation to 70070.​

Maybe you would consider leaving us a legacy in your will? Or making a gift in memory of a loved one? These are both ways that you can support us for the future. For more information contact us.

Thank you in advance for your support and we hope you enjoy your many visits to Ordsall Hall and to our sister heritage site, Salford Museum & Art Gallery.​