The Leung Ancestral Hall was built by the Leung clan in Yuen Kong Tsuen, Pat Heung, about 200 years ago. The Leungs originally came from Dongguan, in Guangdong. They immigrated to the New Territories during the 17th and 18th centuries and finally settled in Pat Heung, where they established Yuen Kong Tsuen.
Yuen Kong Tsuen owes its name to the topography of the area. According to local villagers, originally there was a round mound behind the Yuen Kong village Office, so the village was known as “Yuen Kong”, which literally means a round mound. When the village was expanded, the mound was levelled to make way for the present playground, and the village was later renamed the present Yuen Kong Tsuen (with a different Chinese character for Yuen, which has the same pronunciation but does not mean ‘round’).
The Leung Ancestral Hall, with its two-hall, one-courtyard design, is a typical example of Qing dynasty vernacular architecture. On each side of the courtyard is a side chamber. The building is characterized by its solemn facade, constructed of a granite block base and grey-brick walls. The rear hall has a wooden altar housing the ancestral tablets.
Full restoration of the Leung Ancestral Hall was completed in 2006. The building is still used today by the clansmen for traditional ceremonies and as a meeting place for the Leung clan.