Crosby Hall, Liverpool
Crosby Hall, near Liverpool
The existing hall was constructed circa 1785 in place of the previous Elizabethan manor house, some of which still remains. Almost square in layout it is a three-storey structure built of sandstone ashlar with a 3-span hipped roof of green slate.
Crosby Hall was the manorial home of the Blundell family, lords of the manor of Crosby since the Middle Ages. Devoutly Catholic, Richard Blundell died in Lancaster Gaol in 1590 for his beliefs, where his son and daughter-in-law were also imprisoned for several years likewise for espousing Catholicism.
The family were Royalists during the Civil War, when the then squire, William Blundell, being severely injured at the Siege of Lancaster Castle was jailed with his family estates confiscated for ten years.
Crosby Hall houses the Crosby Hall Education Trust (CHET), a registered charity, which was founded in 1988. CHET was opened by HRH The Princess Margaret on 8 May 1991. Its current role is to offer outdoor activity to various youth groups, besides corporate sidelines such as weddings and conferences.
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