This is the Drawbridge Gateway to Bradlegh Old Hall. The present hall can be seen through the gateway. One of the more recent owners must have had a sense of humour, the Apes on top of the drawbridge were added very much later ! To date, I have yet to find out the significance of them.The present Bradlegh Old Hall dates back to at least the time of the English Civil War, (1645 a.d.), The previous hall and it’s fortifications pre date the Hall you see here. The hall is located on the border of Newton-le-Willows and the village of Burtonwood.