Alston Hall

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Alston Hall
Alston Hall Adult Education College, Alston - geograph.org.uk - 536434.jpg
Alston Hall is located in the Borough of Ribble Valley
Alston Hall
Location within the Borough of Ribble Valley
General information
Type Country house
Architectural style Victorian gothic
Town or city Longridge, Lancashire
Country England
Coordinates 53°48′00″N 2°35′46″W / 53.8000°N 2.5960°W / 53.8000; -2.5960Coordinates: 53°48′00″N 2°35′46″W / 53.8000°N 2.5960°W / 53.8000; -2.5960
Completed c.1876
Owner Lancashire County Council
Design and construction
Architect Alfred Darbyshire
Website
www.alstonhall.com
The entrance tower of Alston Hall

Alston Hall is a 19th-century Victorian gothic style country mansion located in Longridge (near Preston) in Lancashire, England. It is not to be confused with the 15th-century Alston Old Hall nearby.

History[edit]

Alston Hall, designed by the architect Alfred Darbyshire, was built c.1876 for John Mercer, a Newton-le-Willows colliery owner. It passed down to his granddaughter, who was a nun, and was then sold to the Eccles cotton manufacturing family who sold it in turn to William Birtwistle, another wealthy cotton industrialist. In 1949 the Birtwistles sold most of the land to the Church Commissioners and the Hall itself, together with the remaining three acres of land, to Preston Borough Council as a Day Continuation College. In 1974 it was purchased by Lancashire County Council and converted to an residential training centre. [1][2]

Alston Hall is still owned and operated by Lancashire Adult Learning (part of Lancashire County Council) as an adult residential college and corporate event venue.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alston Hall". Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Alston Hall Company profile". Zoominfo. Retrieved 2013-01-26.