The Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow Locations

All you ever needed to know about the locations and points of interest that appear in the Mysteries of Stickleback Hollow books.



China was largely self-sufficient in 1838/39 and though traded tea and silks with the Western world, there was virtually no exportation from the west into China.


















Duffleton Hall

The fictional estate that lies close to the village of Stickleback Hollow. It once belonged to Henry Cartwright but was bought by Mr. Daniel Cooper and remains in his possession.


The fictional estate that belongs to Brigadier George Webb-Kneelingroach and is the home of Brigadier George, Lady Sarah Montgomery Baird Watson-Wentworth, Mr. Alexander Hunter, Bosworth, Grace Read, Mrs. Bosworth and Cooky.

Lyme Park

Found in the county of Cheshire near Disley, Lyme Park is managed by the National Trust and is the largest house in Cheshire.

The state was first granted in 1346 to Sir Thomas Danyers and became property of the Leghs of Lyme in 1388 through marriage. The estate was the property of the Legh family until 1946 when it was given to the National Trust to preserve.


Pemberley is a fictional great house that appears in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It was the estate that belonged to Darcy and was situated in the county of Yorkshire.

Tatton Park

Is one of the great country houses in Cheshire.

Wilbraham and Elizabeth Egerton were the couple in residence at Tatton Park in 1838. Wilbraham became the owner of Tatton Park in 1806, when his father.

William Egerton died. William Egerton was originally called William Tatton, but his name was legally changed in 1780 when his mother, Hester, became the heiress to the Tatton Estates.

Hester Tatton nee Egerton was the sister of Samuel Egerton who left Tatton Park to her after his wife and daughter both died. Wilbraham Egerton and Elizabeth Egerton nee Sykes had three daughters and seven sons.

In the modern world, it is open to the public and has stunning grounds as well as an impressive great house.

Wokefield Park

Wokefield Park has existed since 1319 when it was first mentioned as a deer park, though it was until the 1560s that the first house was built on the estate. It has passed through many different hands during its time and has been altered a great deal. It has been a house, a school and is currently a hotel that belongs to the De Vere Hotels group.

Wokefield Park can be found in Berkshire near Mortimer.



The county in which most of the Stickleback Hollow books take place, it is also the county in which C.S. Woolley was born and grew up.

The name of the county was originally derived from the name for the city of Chester in the 900s, and was first recorded as Legeceasterscir in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. It means the shire of the city of legions.

It is thought that the county was created by Edward the Elder around 920.




Towns and Villages


Stickleback Hollow

Places of Interest

The Library of Alexandria

The Roman Amphiteater

Pompey’s Pillar

The Obelisk

Kom El Shoqafa

Horse Guards

St. James


Chester Cathedral

The Manchester Royal Infirmary

The Manchester Royal Infirmary was founded in 1752 as a cottage hospital caring for 12 patients by Charles White, a surgeon, and Joseph Bancroft, a local industrialist.

By 1755 the hospital had grown and need larger premises, so moved to the site where Piccadilly Gardens now stand. The site was donated by the Lord of the Manor.

In 1763 a lunatic asylum was added to the hospital, though this was moved to Cheadle in Cheshire in 1849.

In 1791 a library was added to the hospital. The hospital was originally known as the Manchester Infirmary, but was renamed the Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1830.

In 1908 the hospital was moved from the Piccadilly Gardens site to its current location on Oxford Road after concerns were raised about evacuation in the event of a fire.

Mitre Inn

There was a Mitre Inn that was on Pepper Street in Chester and Grosvenor Street does lead onto Pepper Street.

The landlord of the Mitre Inn in 1811 was Mr. William Lloyd, though in 1840 the inn had changed hands and Mr. William Hughes and Mr. John Davies were the respective landlords.

The Blossoms Hotel

The Blossoms Hotel opened in 1650, and is still open today, although it is now called the Macdonald New Blossoms Hotel, and can be found on St John Street, Chester.

Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Island became part of the British territories during the first opium war between China and the British East India Company. It began on 18th March 1839 and lasted for 3 years, 5 months, 1 week and 4 days.

Stickleback Edge

Stickleback Edge is based on Alderly Edge in Cheshire. The Edge is a rather steep hill that has adders living on one side of it and some rather enjoyable walks on the other side of it.

The Edge is a site of druid magic and also has a local legend that tells of a wizard looking for a horse for one of 140 knights dressed in silver armour that are sleeping under the Edge, waiting to fight the last battle of the world.

The legend is emblazoned in a pictorial façade on the side of Sainsbury’s in Wilmslow.

Oxford University

Cambridge University




Other Places


Mahmoudieh Canal

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