Burrow Hall

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Burrow Hall
Burrow Hall -East facade.jpg
The east facade
Burrow Hall is located in the City of Lancaster district
Burrow Hall
Location within the City of Lancaster district
General information
Type Country house
Location Burrow-with-Burrow, Lancashire
Country England
Coordinates 54°10′39″N 2°35′20″W / 54.1776°N 2.5890°W / 54.1776; -2.5890Coordinates: 54°10′39″N 2°35′20″W / 54.1776°N 2.5890°W / 54.1776; -2.5890
Opening c. 1740 (1740)
Technical details
Material Sandstone ashlar
Design and construction
Architect Westby Gill
Listed Building – Grade I
Designated: 4 October 1967
Reference No. 1362517 
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official name: Stable block north of Burrow Hall
Designated: 4 October 1967
Reference No. 1164344 

Burrow Hall is a large 18th-century country house in Burrow-with-Burrow, Lancashire, England, which lies in the Lune valley on the A683 some 2 miles (3 km) south of Kirkby Lonsdale.

The house is built of sandstone ashlar with a slate roof. The south facing facade is composed of 7 bays, 3 of which project under a pediment. The east facing facade has 10 bays. The hall is Grade I listed and the stable block to the rear listed Grade II*.

History[edit]

The Burrow Hall estate is supposed to have been acquired by the Tatham family around 1650, having been confiscated from the Royalist Girlington family. The Tathams built the first house on the site in 1690. The heiresses Jane and Alice Tatham married John Fenwick of Nunriding in 1687 and Thomas Robson of Bishop Auckland in 1686 respectively, Fenwick eventually inheriting the whole estate. The present house was built by Westby Gill c. 1740 for Robert Fenwick, the son of John and Jane, who was MP for Lancaster. Robert died unmarried and the estate passed to a nephew John Wilson, who took the surname Fenwick. He died without an heir and the estate passed to his cousin Nicholas Lambert, who also took the name of Fenwick and died childless. It then passed to his cousin's son Thomas Lambert who also changed his name to Fenwick. The estate came down to Sarah Fenwick Bowen who married Edward Matthew Reid, who also then took the surname of Fenwick, after which ownership passed down through successive further generations of Fenwicks.

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