The Holme, Cliviger 5226

Burnley, England, Lancashire, Burnley

Brief Description

The Holme has various walks and paths, which weave their way through the estate. Features of the grounds include ponds, waterfalls and tunnels.

History

The Holme was established in the early-17th century. The house was enlarged several times. In the late-20th century, The Holme was converted into a nursing home. Unfortunately, the house was damaged by fire in 2003.

Detailed Description

The grounds at The Holme were re-designed in the 1780s by Thomas Dunham Whitaker. Whitaker added several miles of paths, walks and tunnels throughout the grounds. He also added ponds, waterfalls and vistas. Currently, the grounds are unmanaged.
Features
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  • Pond
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Cliviger
History

Detailed History

The Holme was built in 1603 for the Whitaker family. The house was extended in 1717, 1796 and in 1854. In the 1780s, the grounds were re-designed by Thomas Dunham Whitaker. The Holme was a private residence until the late-1970s. Between 1977 and 2003, The Holme was a nursing home for the elderly. In 2003, the house was severely damaged by fire.

Period

  • Late 18th Century
  • 18th Century