Dalton-Ellis Hall is a hall of residence at the Victoria Park, next to St Chrysostom's Church. It is close to Rusholme, home of the curry mile. Dalton-Ellis has around 400 male and female residents, around 300 of these being in catered accommodation and 100 being self-catered. The hall admits both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The hall comprises several named blocks built at various stages throughout its history. These include the Grade II listed[1] Main Hall, the first purpose-built hall of residence in England[2], opened in 1882, the Nield Wing extension to Main Hall, Sunnyside, Fiddes, Graham, Ewings, and the most recent Sutherland and Pankhurst Court, built in 1994. Dalton-Ellis has a second Grade II listed block, Eaglesfield, which is no longer used as a residential building having been converted into a social block.


Dalton-Ellis Hall itself is a relatively new hall, being a product of the merger of Dalton Hall and Ellis Llwyd Jones Hall in 1987. However, the history of the two separate halls goes back to the nineteenth century.

Dalton HallEdit

Dalton Hall was founded by the dissenters [3]. The hall moved to the building currently used as Dalton-Ellis's Main Hall in Victorian house now known as Eaglesfield was bought to increase the hall's capacity. In the early years of the twentieth century the capacity was increased again with the addition of the Nield Wing extension to Main Hall, which contained more rooms and a Junior Common Room. Dalton Hall became a university hall of residence in 1958. Although the original intention was to admit both men and women, once the university started to admit women, this was later dropped and Dalton Hall remained a male only hall until the merger with Ellis Llywd Jones Hall in 1987.

Ellis Llwyd Jones HallEdit

Ellis Llwyd Jones Hall was founded in Old Trafford, but moved to Victoria Park in 1981. The hall was named after Ellis Llwyd Jones, the son of Sir James Jones who donated the hall to the university in memory of his son.


Further readingEdit

  • Sutherland, George Arthur (1963). Dalton Hall; a Quaker Venture, Bannisdale Press, London.

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