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Brief description of site

Gawthorpe Hall features a landscape park of about 35 hectares, with Elizabethan-style gardens of about one hectare. The formal gardens were designed by Sir Charles Barry for Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth during the period 1850-6 incorporating some elements of earlier 19th-century work.

Brief history of site

The first records of a house on the site date from the 15th century. Gawthorpe Hall was built in the early-17th century, within a landscape park of about 35 hectares. The gardens were redesigned by Sir Charles Barry in 1851, in the Elizabethan style.

Location information:

Address: Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, nr Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA

Locality: Burnley

Local Authorities:

Lancashire; Burnley; Ightenhill

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 103 Grid Ref: SD806340
Latitude: 53.8019 Longitude: -2.29604


On the east side of Padiham, north of the A671.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open daily all year, 10am to 6pm. Please see:
01282 771004

Visitor information:

Parking, refreshments, WCs, shop. Part disabled access. Dogs under close control.

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: great house

Site Style : Tudor-style garden

Site first created: 1400 to 1499

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 35

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