Leck Hall is an 18th-century country house located at Leck, Lancashire, England, near Kirkby Lonsdale.

Leck Hall
Leck Hall, Lancashire.jpg
Leck Hall is located in the City of Lancaster district
Leck Hall
Location within the City of Lancaster district
General information
TypeCountry house
LocationLeck, Lancashire
CountryEngland
Coordinates54°11′09″N 2°32′05″W / 54.1858°N 2.5348°W / 54.1858; -2.5348Coordinates: 54°11′09″N 2°32′05″W / 54.1858°N 2.5348°W / 54.1858; -2.5348
Opened1811 (1811)
OwnerCharles Kay-Shuttleworth
Technical details
MaterialSandstone ashlar with hipped slate roof
Floor count2
Design and construction
ArchitectJohn Webb
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated4 October 1967
Reference no.1164984
Listed Building – Grade II
Official nameOrangery west of Leck Hall
Designated4 October 1967
Reference no.1071666

The hall is grade II listed.[1] and stands in an informal park with an orangery nearby. Home farm, late 18th century, is close to the house and there is a Lodge at the entrance to the drive.[2]

It is the current seat of Baron Shuttleworth, of Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham in the County Palatine of Lancaster (Lancashire) and is not open to the public.[3]

HistoryEdit

Robert Welch, a Liverpool merchant who lived at High House, Leck, bought the Thurland Castle estate in 1771, but his son Robert sold all of the land but the part which is now the Leck estate. On Robert's death his brother George had architect John Carr design and build a new house to replace High House, which was afterwards called Leck Hall.[4] It was altered in 1830 and again in 1963.

The estate was purchased in 1952 by Charles Kay-Shuttleworth, 4th Baron Shuttleworth who moved there from Gawthorpe Hall in 1970. The current owner is his son Charles Kay-Shuttleworth, 5th Baron Shuttleworth.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ British Listed Buildings website, accessed 14 June 2011
  2. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Hartwell, Clare (revision) (2009). The Buildings of England – Lancashire: North. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 419–420. ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Parks & Gardens UK website, accessed 14 June 2011
  4. ^ a b "Leck Fell: An interim report on the landscape survey undertaken by the Ingleborough Archaeology Group during July 2012" (PDF). Retrieved 15 January 2013.