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Tudor & Stuart

Lancashire Tudor and Stuart Halls

Rufford Old Hall The impressive Tudor Great Hall, together with Stuart and Georgian additions make this a must see visit for lovers of  historical architecture

Park Hill House : Pendle Heritage Centre The history of the home of the Bannister family in Barrowford, now a well know museum and visitor centre

Turton Tower, Chapeltown near Bolton A Medieval Pele Tower with Tudor and Stuart additions has a long and intriguing history

Towneley Hall, Burnley The home of the Towneley family, who were often at odds with the rulers of their day

Stonyhurst Hall and College The home of the Shireburn family who were frequently at the mercy of the religious authorities…

Smithills Hall, Bolton originally a Medieval hall with large Tudor and Victorian extensions

Samlesbury Hall, near Preston Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house 

Astley Hall, Chorley A superb stately home and grounds, free to visit

Heskin Hall, Heskin, Chorley An impressive building, with something for collectors too…

Ruined Tudor and Stuart Halls

Broughton Tower Although the tower was demolished two hundred years ago, a large part of the moat still exists on this little known site

Wycoller Hall ruins, near Colne Picturesque remnants of a once grand house

Bank Hall ruins, Bretherton, West Lancashire  Imposing ruins being restored by a committed local group

Lydiate Hall ruins, Lydiate, West Lancashire Picturesque ruins dating from the Tudor times

Tudor and Stuart School Houses

Old Grammar School, Middleton An imposing building constructed in the time of  Queen Elizabeth I and little changed since then

Church Cottage Museum  A small Tudor cottage near Preston holds a long and fascinating history, beginning with its role as a small school

Leyland’s Tudor Grammar School not that well known that Leyland has an ancient school- but today its an excellent museu

Lancashire Tudor and Stuart Churches

St Leonard’s Church, Middleton  A very old church in a commanding position, with a wealth of history

Lydiate Abbey, the ruined church of St Catherine, West Lancashire The church that never was an abbey….

Ormskirk Tudor Church Tower Find out why the church has both a tower and a steeple…

Lancashire Tudor and Stuart Crosses and Wells

Foldys Cross, Towneley Hall, Burnley  A monument that’s survived attacks and being moved more than once

Clitheroe’s Town Wells  One from Medieval times and two from the Stuart era,  these wells provide an interesting insight into town life in the past

 

 

 

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