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Old 21-06-2004, 10:26   #1
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Huncoat Hall - (Birtwistle)

If this is supposed to be a hall of fame, then why not...

HUNCOAT HALL.

Well, it is a Hall, n'est pas, and it's er, famous (locally).
It therefore qualifies on at least two counts.


If that was not enough for inclusion on this thread, then there is more...

BIRTWISTLE FAMILY
Off Burnley Road is Huncoat Hall of late medieval origin, this was the home of the Birtwistle family of Huncoat, the first of which was William of Birtwistle who was born in 1275 and died in 1330.

Birtwistle family Tree is shown here :-
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com...DT23-0001.html

According to 'This is Lancashire' website...
The name Birtwistle runs like a thick thread through the historical tapestry of East Lancashire's now virtually-vanished cotton industry.

The website charts the progress made in Blackburn of one of the Huncoat Birtwistle descendant's
Reaching its peak in the early 1930s, the empire built by Blackburn-born William Birtwistle extended to 17 mills in his home town, Preston, Darwen, Great Harwood and Abbey Village, and in addition to that vast number of looms it also included 350,000 spindles.
Though it lasted 150 years from when its foundations were laid by his grandfather, nothing now remains of that giant industrial realm -- one that employed 9,000 people and enabled the head of the William Birtwistle Allied Mills Group to acquire huge mansions and own giant steam yachts.

AFTER THE BIRTWISTLES
Huncoat Hall was in the possession of Mr. Foot in 1825, but later acquired by the Towneleys, of Towneley Hall, Burnley, and in 1839 was in the occupation of Henry Sudall. Later the Hall was occupied by the Haworth family for many years. The last of the male line of the Towneleys left two daughters who married Lord O'Hagan and Lord Abingdon. When the estates were divided Huncoat Hall estate passed into the possession of Lord Abingdon, who sold it to Mr. James Crook, the present owner and occupier, a member of the last Huncoat Parish Council previous to amalgamation with Accrington in April, 1929.

Anbody know anything about Birtwistle's Ice Creams ?
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Old 21-06-2004, 13:45   #2
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I thought it was Birtwell's Ice Cream van that use to come round!
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Old 21-06-2004, 14:10   #3
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No, wasn't that Tricketts from Feilding Lane?
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Old 23-01-2005, 23:43   #4
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I thought it was Birtwell's Ice Cream van that use to come round!
Albert Birtwell was the one who came round with a horse drawn cart blowing a whistle (that is Albert blowing the whistle, not the cart.)
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Old 24-11-2007, 03:58   #5
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The Proctor family worked Huncoat Hall in WWII, and after.
Is there any threads on them?

Any family information on the Jacksons from High Riley Farm?

While on farms and farmers, 'Hillock Farm', at the bottom of the Coppice.
We used to sledge in a field below, closer to Accy Stanley.
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Old 28-03-2008, 10:16   #6
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Talking of Huncoat, would anyone know where I might find a copy of HUNCOAT REMEMBERED The recollections of John Smith.
I think it was published in 1985 by the Hyndburn Local History Society.

I can't seem to find a copy anywhere.

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Old 28-03-2008, 12:28   #7
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i worked for walter proctor during the 60s bottleing milk he delivered milk around huncoat within grove ect did not know it was that old it was a farm then
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Old 31-03-2008, 15:51   #8
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The Proctor family worked Huncoat Hall in WWII, and after.
Is there any threads on them?

Any family information on the Jacksons from High Riley Farm?

While on farms and farmers, 'Hillock Farm', at the bottom of the Coppice.
We used to sledge in a field below, closer to Accy Stanley.
My landlord is called Jackson, and still lives at High Riley.
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Old 14-10-2008, 21:55   #9
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The Proctor family worked Huncoat Hall in WWII, and after.
Is there any threads on them?

Any family information on the Jacksons from High Riley Farm?

While on farms and farmers, 'Hillock Farm', at the bottom of the Coppice.
We used to sledge in a field below, closer to Accy Stanley.
Hey !! my names Laura Jackson and i live at High Riley !!! What do you want to know about us ???
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Old 06-07-2009, 13:47   #10
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i have in my possesion a prayer book owned by
a Sarah ann Dewhurst of huncoat hall
dated july1st 1900
the book was previously owned by a Sarah ann Pilkington
dated 1874 thi could be the maiden name of the above
any help to anyone ??
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Old 07-07-2009, 05:37   #11
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checked a bit for you Beechy, looks like Sarah Ann Pilkington married Lawrence Dewhurst in 1880 at St James Church Kirk. They had moved to Huncoat Cottage by 1881 which is/was next to Huncoat Hall, Lawrence as a farm labourer. Lawrence was born in Padiham and Sarah born Dukinfield Cheshire, they still lived in the cottage in 1901 but had no children that I could find. Not much of a tale but that,s all I could come up with.
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Old 13-02-2010, 03:26   #12
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Hey !! my names Laura Jackson and i live at High Riley !!! What do you want to know about us ???
I know I'm {a lot ** late, but you know........
I used to stay at the farm when my Aunty Glady's [ ne Proctor] lived there.
She then moved down the lane a bit and lived in [one] of the cottages. What has happenrd to 'Plantation Mill'
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Old 17-02-2010, 17:41   #13
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Hi
I am a direct descendent of Oliver Birtwistle who resided at Huncoat Hall.
I would love to buy the property and get the ancestral home back in the name of Birtwistle
Who lives there currently and does anyone have any photos.

On the other point yes Harrisons music is unique and an aquired taste.
It has made him a lot of money.

Best Wishes

Paul B [Paul Birtwistle]
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Old 22-02-2010, 13:02   #14
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I thought it was Birtwell's Ice Cream van that use to come round!

no that was birtwells ice cream of hucoat the best ice cream around
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Old 16-04-2010, 10:51   #15
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Laura Jackson would you please contact me
Remembering the Jacksons at High Riley
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