The listed building survey of cheadle, lists Thornbury Hall as Grade II with an Elizabethan wing at 1650 and a Georgian mansion of at 1750, but an entry in the Visitation book for 1620 records Johannes Thornebury and family as residents of a hall.
During the 18th century we have no residents list, but in 1834 the hall was occupied by a Charles Fowler, he was a farmer.
In May 1853 a Mr Godfrey Johnson held it, a conveyance dated 26th March 1866, (The devisees in trust of the late Godfrey Johnson) sold Thornbury Hall, a capital dwelling house, coach houses, barns, stables, cowhouses, yards, gardens, plantations extending with land estimated in 66 acres or thereabouts to William Shepherd Allen esquire.
Wm Allen, in 1849 purchased an adjoining property Woodhead Hall, “with some acreage of lana.” In 1912 Thornbury Hall was still owned by the Allen family. Wm Shepherd Allen resided at Thornbury Hall until the death of his father, Wm Allen on 31st March 1871. Wm Shepherd Allen (member of Parliament for Newcastle under Lyme) then had the old Woodhead Hall demolished and the present hall erected. He took ocupation of the new hall in 1873 and his wife Elizabeth Penelope, invited her parents to reside at Thornbury Hall. Her father was John Candlish, member of Parliament for Sunderland 1866 – 74. Mr Candlish died on 17th March 1874 and his widow Elizabeth continued to live at Thornbury Hall.
By 1895, WM Shepherd Allen’s son Wm Allen took up residence at Thornbury Hall. Wm Allen was a member of Parliament for Newcastle under Lyme from 1892 – 1900 as his father had been from 1861 – 1886, Wm Allen also served on first Cheadle Parish Council in December 1894.
In 1912 Thornbury Hall was rented out to a member of the Wedgewood family.
In the early 1920′s the hall was occupied by a Mr H.C. Anstey, he was an engineer, he and his family remained at Thornbury Hall until the 2nd World War. During thr war, the hall was used for accomodation for Air Ministry personnel, serving at Woodhead Hall.