Having been to 'Downton of the South' (Highclere Castle) we visited 'Downton of the North' Gawthorpe Hall on a rainy afternoon. Spent a couple of hours listening about the... read more
Gawthorpe Hall is a superb Jacobean historic house, nestled in the shadow...
Gawthorpe Hall is a superb Jacobean historic house, nestled in the shadow of Pendle Hill, east Lancashire. Built between 1600 and 1605 for the Shuttleworth family it had an iconic and important role in the local area.
On a visit you can see the original seventeenth century panelling and plasterwork in the Drawing Room; period Victorian rooms redesigned by sir Charles Barry (architect of Houses of Parliament) showing what life was like for the family in the 1890s and enjoy the splendour of the Long Gallery. The hall also has fabulous furniture, paintings and the Gawthorpe Textile Collection displays on the first floor.