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, cow houses, yards, gardens, plantations extending with land estimated in 66 acres or thereabouts to William Shepherd Allen esquire.[/ultimate_heading]
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 the war, the hall was used for accommodation for Air Ministry personnel, serving at Woodhead Hall.
With the sale by the Allen family of the Woodhead estates Thornbury was also offered for sale with 7 acres of ground. In the past 30 years the hall has had several owners, one separated the hall from the Coach House. The then Archdeacon of Stoke-on-Trent was a resident at the hall from 1968 – 1975 and of recent times the hall was used as a residential home. The 1990’s sees another use for Thornbury Hall when in 1990 Mohammed and Parveen Siddique restored the Thornbury Hall house from near ruin, and converted it into what is now recognised as one of the finest restaurants specialising in Pakistani cuisine. The elegance of the house lends itself perfectly to the exotic eastern décor; historic artefacts, sparkling crystal chandeliers, and
pictures of the ancient Mogul Empire. The Thornbury Group was born.[/ultimate_heading]