Mercer House 1842

At the heart of the community
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Company Profile

Set up in 2010, Mercer House 1842 was formed by a group of local people to look after Mercer House, a grade II listed building which was the former home of John Mercer (1791-1866). The company also leads the way in delivering a range of services within the local community.

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History

Mercer House is an iconic grade II listed building situated in the award winning Mercer Park in the township of Clayton le Moors. Built in 1802 by Thomas Hargreaves and originally called Oakenshaw Cottage, it was sold to John Mercer (1791-1866) in the mid 1800’s. 

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Mission Statement

“Mercer House 1842 is a not for profit trading organisation which aims to maintain Mercer House as a community and commercial resource to enable community projects, trading for social purpose and ownership of building and land to bring about long term social, economic and environmental benefits to local people”