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Grade II

Westwood Hall

Westwood Lane, Ince

Listed Date: 16/08/2007
Part of Group:
At Risk: Yes
Historic England Ref: 920 (Link)


House, C17 and late C18/early C19. Well preserved example of a C17 hall dwelling adapted and extended to meet C18 tastes.

A will referring to Westwood Hall is dated 1785, and cartographic evidence shows a building on the site by 1786. The 1841 tithe map appears to show an L shaped building, and later OS maps show an unaltered footprint. The property was owned by the Kay family from at least the late C18. James Kay opened a drift coal mine in 1841 to the east of the house, which operated until 1856. A group of workers cottages, now demolished, known as Kay's cottages or Westwood Cottages stood to the north of the house in the early C20.

2019 - In a poor state of disrepair.

May 2022 - Serious fire at the Hall, creates a very uncertain future for the building.

Excellent article by Andy Lomax on the Hall -  View