About Us

Friends of Rose Hill and Rose Hill Woods

Who are the Friends of Rose Hill?…

We are a group of local people with two aims:

1. To make the fascinating history of Rose Hill House better known. Although it is now privately owned apartments, the house still carries one of the most valued designations in England as a listed building of national importance.

2. To make sure that Rose Hill Woods survive for public use. Within the woods is a commemoration stone erected by Sir Edward Watkin in honour of his father. It is the only memorial in Manchester connected with these two men who played such a prominent part in the city’s history. The stone is overgrown, neglected and almost inaccessible, but we would like to restore it and revitalise the woods too for future generations.

Would you like to join us?
Our subscription is just £2 a year but your support would help us immensely. Members receive regular updates on our progress, fundraising and grant applications.

Keep up to date by revisiting this website or
Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/friendsofrosehill or
Twitter: @WatkinRoseHill
If you would like to join us please send your details to
Email: friendsofrosehill3@gmail.com or
Phone: Geoff Scargill, Chairman on 07970 877 636