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Brief description of site

Scarisbrick Hall is set within a 19th-century landscape park, woodland and gardens occupying about 180 hectares.

Brief history of site

The site of Scarisbrick Hall was first occupied in the 12th century. In 1802-3 Thomas Eccleston commissioned the Reptons to produce plans for a new house and park. The plans were not carried out, and instead John Slater, a Liverpool builder, was employed from 1813-16 in connection with Thomas Rickman, Professor of Architecture to the Liverpool Academy of Arts. The present house was designed by Augustus Pugin in the Victorian Gothic style and completed in 1867.

Location information:

Address: Scarisbrick Hall, Southport Road, Scarisbrick, nr Ormskirk, Lancaster, L40 9RQ

Locality: Southport

Local Authorities:

Lancashire; West Lancashire; Scarisbrick

Historical County: Lancashire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 108 Grid Ref: SD392126
Latitude: 53.6064 Longitude: -2.92036

Directions:

North-west of Ormskirk on the B5242.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: school

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: 1802 to 1867

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 180

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