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The Great Barn at Hoghton Tower

Hoghton Tower is a fortified manor house just outside Houghton in Lancashire.  It was built in 1565 by an ancestor of the family that still owns it and lives there. It is open to the public Sunday to Thursday from 11:00 till 17:00. Check the website for events and details. The house is also available for weddings.

The Great Barn was built in 1692. It is eleven bays long, built from the local sandstone grit, with a central midstrey. One end was lofted when it was used as a milking parlour and the walls at the other end were reinforced with railway sleepers for its last agricultural use as a silage clamp. It is now used for events including a Farmers Market on the third Sunday of every month from 10:00 to 14:00.