A visit to Samlesbury Hall

Samlesbury Hall is an impressive building dating back to around 1325. It is believed that the Hall itself replaced an earlier building on the site which has been destroyed by the Scots.

It’s located in between Preston and Blackburn in Lancashire and whilst it’s only a few short miles away from where I live, it’s been a few years since I last visited.  Today was a fairly bright sunny day and the Hall looked great. The house is supposed to be haunted by a number of ghosts including Lady Dorothy Southworth who’s family built the house.  The family supposedly killed her lover because they disapproved. The family also got involved in witchcraft – Jane Southworth went on trial and another member of the family was hanged, drawn and quartered as a Catholic martyr (John Southworth).

All in all an interesting day out.

 

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