Gawthorpe was built in the 14th century as a pele tower with a stron square structure and was used as a defence against the invading Scots. A Jacobean mansion was built around the pele around 1600. In 1850 Sir Charles Barry redesigned the house.
Gawthorpe Hall was owned by the Kay-Shuttleworth family from its construction until 1970.
From the outside the complete hall makes a perfect photographic subject set in a small woodland which in the Autumn months provides a glow which bathes the hall itself in golden light.
These photos were taken by Iain Hart (email@example.com) November 2005 and can be used by anyone
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