Hartley Hall: Then and Now

Bought by the RNCM in 1974, Hartley Hall in Whalley Range was the College’s first hall of residence.

Before this time the Grade II listed building was known as Hartley Victoria, a theological college for training clergy. Sold by the RNCM in 2000, it is now an Islamic school for boys and continues to accommodate university students.

From the RNCM archives, here is a side-by-side comparison of Hartley Hall through the decades.

Front gates 1995:

Front gates 2018:

Chapel 1974:

Chapel 1995:

Chapel (converted into mosque) 2018:

Assembly hall 1974:

Assembly hall 2018:

Grounds 1974:

Grounds 1995:

Grounds 2000:

Grounds 2018:


Were you an RNCM student who lived at Hartley Hall? Please email info@rncm.ac.uk to share your memories and photos.

4 May 2018