Situated in Ho Sheung Heung of Sheung Shui, Hau Ku Shek Ancestral Hall was built in late Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). According to the genealogy of the Hau clan, the ancestral hall was built to commemorate Hau Ku Shek, the 17th generation ancestor of the Hau clan.
Hau Ku Shek Ancestral Hall adopts the traditional 3-hall, 2-courtyard style. There is a side chamber on each side of the front courtyard and in the middle hall is an altar which houses the ancestral tablets. The 2-storey rear hall was once used as a village school. Nowadays, the ancestral hall is still used by the Hau clan for worshipping their ancestors and holding traditional ceremonies. It is also a gathering and meeting place for the clan.
Hau Ku Shek Ancestral hall was declared a monument in 2003.
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