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Claughton Hall before it was moved to its present-day site
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Claughton Hall is a large country house in the English village of Claughton, Lancashire. A Grade I listed building, it dates to around 1600, but contains some 15th-century remains. The hall was moved from its original site and rebuilt in its present location in 1932–1935.[1]

The hall is built in sandstone with stone-slate roofs. At each end of the north front are tall projecting towers; the left tower is gabled, and the right tower has a hipped roof. In the top storey of both towers are continuous mullioned and transomed windows. The recessed section between them contains two chimneys on corbelsStructural piece of stone, wood or metal jutting from a wall to carry a superincumbent load., and a doorway flanked by three-light windows, with an oriel window above.[1][2]

The house was purchased by the colourful businessman Owen Oyston in 1974,[3] and came to national public attention when he was found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl at the property in 1996.[4]

See also



BBC News. The Football Club Owners Who Fell from Grace. 7 Mar. 2014,
Hartwell, Clare, and Nikolaus Pevsner. Lancashire: North. Yale University Press, 2009.
Manchester Metropolitan University. Further Detais for Look North West: Friday 11/10/1974.

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