Monthly Archives: April 2015

Witton House, Witton Country Park, Blackburn

Witton House was a huge hall built and owned by the Feilden family.Wealthy textile merchants from Blackburn, they also owned nearby Woodfold Hall and Feniscowles Hall (see our page here). Built in 1800s it was later extended by Joseph Feilden, who was a dominant figure … Continue reading

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Bury Castle, Bury

  In 1469 Thomas Pilkington received a ‘license to crenellate’ from the king, which gave him permission to fortify his manor house. He built the structure that we know today as Bury Castle. It had castle like features-  a moat, an … Continue reading

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