Meet the Team

Miss Wynne (Head of House), Mrs Burgess (Student Manager) 

The History of Norcliffe

Norcliffe Hall is a large house near the village of Styal, Cheshire, England. It stands to the west of the village and to the north of Styal Country Park. It was built in 1831 for Robert Hyde Greg, the owner of Quarry Bank Mill, and designed by the Lichfield architect Thomas Johnson. In 1860 a four-stage tower and a billiard room were added.

It is constructed in orange brick in Flemish bond brickwork with pink sandstone dressings. It is roofed in Welsh slates, and has octagonal brick chimney stacks. The architectural style is Elizabethan. It has an irregular plan, and is in 2½ storeys with a south front of four bays. It was designated as a Grade II listed building on 6 March 1975.

During the 20th century the house was used as a care home for the elderly. As of 2007 it was converted into residential apartments. The house is surrounded by parkland and lawned areas.

Norcliffe Chapel

The Chapel has existed since 1823and is still used today. In the 21st Century context, the Chapel welcomes all who wish to worship with an open and enquiring mind. The Chapel’s tradition is rooted in liberal Christianity but does not insist that everyone should have exactly the same beliefs. Today, their search for spiritual, ethical or religious “truth” may also draw on wisdom from other religions, philosophies and approaches to life. The focus is on how we live our lives rather than beliefs.