Eight images of Feniscowles Hall, the one time home of Sir William Feilden (1772 - 1850) - Baronet.
William was the brother of Henry Feilden, who built Witton House.
The oldest image here is the lithograph (third down), which dates to around 1840. The hall was built in 1808, after William had purchased the estate from Thomas Ainsworth. When William Snr died in 1850, the hall was left in the hands of his son, William Henry Feilden. He re-located to Scarborough in about 1880 and the hall passed into other hands, but eventually started to fall into disrepair around 1911.
I first visited the hall in about 1970, when it was already a ruin and had been so for many decades, as far as I'm aware. The shell remains to this day, as you can see from the two coloured images taken by Ken Phillips in recent times (c2011), but from the old images, you can see how grand it once was.
(The lithograph enlarges great)
COURTESY OF THE CP COLLECTION (Except the top image and the bottom image of the gates, which is courtesy of Blackburn Library Services).
COLOURED IMAGES OF THE RUIN, COURTESY OF KEN PHILLIPS.
INFORMATION COURTESY OF R.D.S. WILSON