Ightenhill-Park

IGHTENHILL-PARK, a township, in the ecclesiastical parish of All Saints, Habergham, parish of Whalley, union of Burnley, Higher division of the hundred of Blackburn, N. division of Lancashire, 2 miles (N. W.) from Burnley; containing 158 inhabitants. This place, anciently Hightenhull, belonged to the Lacy family in the reign of Henry III.: in the 14th of Henry VIII., Sir John Townley was lessee under the crown; and in the 12th of James I., the manor, and the chase of Pendle, appear to have been held by Christopher Hartley. A court baron is held twice a year at Burnley for Ightenhill manor. Gawthorpe Hall, in the township, was the baronial residence of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and some remains still exist of the ancient mansion: the present Hall, the seat of P. Kay Shuttleworth, Esq., is a splendid specimen of the Elizabethan style, much visited by antiquaries. The township is bounded on the north-west and north-east by the river Calder, and comprises 690 acres of land. Coal is obtained. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £20. 13.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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