- Staircase House is a beautifully restored townhouse situated in Stockport's historic market place. The house is famous for its rare cage newell staircase dating back to 1618. Journey through time from its humble beginnings as a medieval cruck framed building in 1460 to the splendour of the 17th century townhouse, concluding in WWII. Along the way you will pass through period rooms in which fascinating stories will unfold. The house is fully interactive and you are encouraged to touch the objects and furniture and try your hand at any activities on offer.