Gawsworth HallGawsworth Hall
is a half-timbered historic house
and a former stately home
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.