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Frederic Shields Gallery

Frederic Shields GalleryPermanent exhibition

In the exhibition you can meet some of the main characters that have lived at the Hall over the centuries.

These include the grand John Radclyffe of the 1340s and the ‘fair and witty’ Margaret Radclyffe (former lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth 1).

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The Butcher Herbert J Cooper


We have delved into our collection to showcase a selection of portraits for display at Ordsall Hall. Most of the works date from the 20th century, however there are a few older ones including two paintings of brothers Alexander and John Radclyffe.

Ordsall Hall was the Radclyffe family home during the 16th and 17th centuries and these two works have been loaned to us by their descendant Nick Radclyffe.