Leighton Hall is a historic house 0.5 miles (1 km) to the west of Yealand Conyers, Lancashire, England. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.
It was the seat of the 1642–1673 Middleton Baronetcy of Sir George Middleton, who was High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1661. He was succeeded by his grandson, George Middleton Oldfield, who died at the hall in 1708. It then passed to his son-in-law Albert Hodgson, who had married Oldfield's daughter Dorothy. Hodgson became involved in the Jacobite rising of 1715, during which he was taken prisoner, and the house burnt with Hodgson's possessions confiscated. When the hall was sold at public auction in 1722 it was bought by a friend, a Mr Winkley from Preston, who allowed Hodgson to live in the partly ruined house after his eventual release from prison. The estate then came into the possession of wealthy George Towneley of Towneley Hall in Burnley, through his marriage to Hodgson's daughter Mary in the 1750s.
Diane Williams | Jul 3, 2018
A great place to visit.a lovely house set in lovely gardens.
Carl Seward | May 27, 2018
Beautiful building lovely scenery and staff are all warm and welcoming
Ian Summerscales | Dec 7, 2017
Went to a charity funding Christmas fair here yesterday. It was a lovely welcoming building with log fires and expensive soft furnishings and carpets. Although somewhat under siege the building retained its charm and grandeur. I thoroughly enjoyed my hour here. I hope Cancer Care made a lot of money.
Michael Charkewycz | May 21, 2018
Interesting place, lovely grounds, well worth a visit.
ann & Lee H | Jan 24, 2018
we visited Leighton Hall on 24th January 2018 the lady of the house was lovely nothing was too much trouble for her .. the whole experience was magical ..the mince pies and mulled wine served by very charming staff was wonderful by the log fire ..we hope to visit again in the summer
Wander is a travel search engine that allows you to find the perfect travel destination that fits your budget and preferences.