Quarry Bank House

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A view of Quarry Bank House
" The romantic beauty of Quarry Bank delighted me and the possibility of occasionally escaping from Manchester to such a place renewed my hopes."
- Hannah Greg, wife of Samuel Greg, founder of Quarry Bank

Quarry Bank House

Quarry Bank House is a perfect example of early Industrial Revolution social change. It provides a unique opportunity to visit a mill owner’s house, which is a rare survival here in the UK. It is a genteel house, showing off the status and good taste of the Gregs. With twelve children, it became a family home and a lively hub of debate, discussion and education. Quarry Bank House was also the centre of a community of like-minded Unitarian thinkers and members of the local business community. Hannah Greg created a setting for the exchange of ideas, where intellectuals, politicians, artists and industrialists mixed with ease.

Quarry Bank House in the early 1900s
Quarry Bank House in the early 1900s
Quarry Bank House in the early 1900s



Hear the Greg family story brought to life through their discussions over dinner with family and friends. Explore Hannah's study, the setting for her intellectual life and education of her children. And step into the homely drawing room where the table is set for tea.

A watercolour of Quarry Bank House, painted in 1812
A watercolour of Quarry Bank House, painted in 1812
A watercolour of Quarry Bank House, painted in 1812