Prehistoric (paleolithic/mesolithic) settlement established on Radcliffe Ees.
Roman Road from Manchester to Ribchester built close by.
land at Redclyffe gifted to Nicholas Fitzgilbert de Talbois
William de Radcliffe rebuilds St Mary’s church
Licence to crenellate, i.e. to rebuild and fortify Radcliffe manor house is granted by King Henry IV
James de Radcliffe dies and is buried in St Mary’s church
The Radcliffe estate is sold to the Assheton family.
The site becomes a farmstead. The great hall is used as a barn and new farm buildings are erected. Farm use continues until 1960s.
Bealey family began bleaching business on site to north of manor house. The first family home built was called The Close
By marriage the Radcliffe estate comes into the ownership of the Wilton family of Heaton Hall.
Bealey’s goit substantially expanded, culminating in rebuilding of the weir at Warth, off Bury Road.
Manor house site acquired by Bealey family. The house and great hall are demolished and ten cottages built on Tower Street and seven on Church Row.
Parish Church School built
Bealey family build a Methodist Chapel
A new Close House is built
Bealey family build a larger Infant School
Parish School becomes a Sunday School
Bealey family build a Convalescent Hospital
St Mary’s church lych gate built
Tower and Hall site declared an ancient monument
Parish School demolished
Archaeological excavation of prehistoric settlement on Radcliffe Ees
Close House demolished, followed in the 1980s by Bealey’s bleach works.
Manor house site used as access to Tower Farm landfill site.
Tower acquired by Bury Council
Land around the Tower acquired by Bury Council
1964, 1979, 2007, 2011 and 2013
Archaeological investigations of the Tower site
Heritage Lottery Fund award to excavate, enhance and interpret the Hall and Tower site.
Further archaeological investigations of the Tower site
Repairs to tower, landscaping of surrounding land and launch of heritage trail and website.