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Lancashire, England

Gawthrope Hall is situated in the heart of Lancashire just north of Greater Manchester. It has been kept in good repair and its history goes back to the English Civil War.

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.

The house is full of antique artifacts on display in the hall's many rooms preserved and cared for by the curators who attend each room to provide tourists with a commentary of what they are seeing.

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 ( November 2005 and can be used by anyone
although if you do copy it please send me an email as I would like to know out of curiousity.
I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License . . .