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The History of
Crawshaw Hall

The History of
Crawshaw Hall

Crawshaw Hall is situated on Burnley Road Crawshawbooth, overlooking Limy Water, and was erected in 1830 by John Brooks (quarry owner) who was responsible for building the entire mineral tramway network linking quarries at Great Height, Cragg and Ding: the largest such development in this part of the country.

Thomas Brooks was made The Rt. Hon. Lord Crawshaw (1st Baron) by Queen Victoria on the 9th February 1891. Thomas Brooks (Died 1908) was born in 1825 and became the High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1884. He was a founder member of the Rossendale hunt being appointed Master in 1860 a post which he held for 22 years.

Crawshaw Hall Circa 1880

Lord Crawshaw contributed in many ways to the village including land and money for the building of St Johns Church in Crawshawbooth. Lord Crawshaw contributed £3,000 to the structure and £1,000 to the endowment.

By 1970 there was unfortunately only one surviving member of the Brooks family living at Crawshaw Hall – Miss Cicely Brookes. Cicely Brooks sold Crawshaw Hall to Dutch Antiques Dealer Mr Sonny Brunsveld in 1976.

The current owners Mr & Mrs Karoo purchased Crawshaw Hall in 1987 and converted it into a Nursing Home.

In 1995 a 21 bed medical centre was purpose built for Young People aged 18 and over with medical and/or physical disabilities.

The Gardens were fully renovated in July 2007.