Runshaw Hall

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Runshaw Hall
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Runshaw Hall
Runshaw Hall is located in the Borough of Chorley
Runshaw Hall
Location within the Borough of Chorley
General information
Architectural style Italianate
Location Euxton, Lancashire
Country England
Coordinates 53°40′33″N 2°41′49″W / 53.6759°N 2.6970°W / 53.6759; -2.6970Coordinates: 53°40′33″N 2°41′49″W / 53.6759°N 2.6970°W / 53.6759; -2.6970
Opened 1862 (1862)
Technical details
Material Red brick with yellow stone dressings
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated 21 February 1984
Reference no. 1362141

Runshaw Hall is a grade II listed 19th-century country house in Runshaw Hall Lane, Euxton, Chorley, Lancashire, England, which has been converted into apartments. It is surrounded by parkland containing a pond and woodland.

The hall is an italianate rectangular two-storey building built of red brick with yellow stone dressing and a hipped slate roof. There are 6 bays along the longer side and 3 along the shorter. [1]

In earlier times a previous property belonged successively to the Lancasters of Rainhill and the Farnworth family, who vacated the hall c.1747 on the death of Edward Farnworth. [2] The current house was built in 1862 and was acquired by William Bretherton. On his death in 1890 it passed to his second son Norris Bretherton (1860–1924). Before and after the Second World War it was a run by the Brothers of Charity as a Residential Home for mentally challenged young men, after which it served as a restaurant in the 1970s. After a fire it was converted to an apartment complex. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Runshaw Hall, Euxton". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2013-01-18. 
  2. ^ Lancashire registers IV (Volume 23). 
  3. ^ "A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6". British History Online. Retrieved 2013-01-18.