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Bigland Hall


Bigland Hall is a large county house, located about a mile south of Backbarrow and a similar distance south-east of Haverthwaite in Cumbria. The Hall was built in the late 16th century, and remodelled and extended in 1809.[1] It is a Grade II listed building. The Bigland Estate includes 6 holiday cottages around the courtyard. There is also a large house riding centre near the Hall; the Bigland Hall Equine Group. The Bigland Hall Caravan Park (run independently of the Bigland Estate) is located about half a mile west of the Hall.

Bigland Hall, which for seven centuries has been the seat of the Bigland family, stands in this township on the summit of a hill, whose sides are hung with spring wood, and contiguous to a small tarn, abounding with wild fowl. Furness Fells, Leven Sands, the pile of Fouldrey, and the extensive bay of Morecambe, are seen from hence in fine perspective. The mansion, which is now unoccupied, is the property of Capt Wilson Braddyll Bigland, RN

Extract from History, Topography, and Directory, of Westmorland: and Londsdale North of the Sands, in Lancashire., 1849

Bigland Hall, a most interesting old house, standing in some 60 acres of ground, and the seat of Alfred Bigland esq. is situated on the top of the Bigland Heights, and close to Bigland Tarn, some 12 acres in extent, and commands extensive views of the valley of the Leven...Alfred Bigland esq. is the principal landowner [of Backbarrow].

Extract from: Kelly's Directory of Lancashire, 1905

Backbarrow and Haverthwaite Civil Parish Backbarrow, 1905 Historic Buildings and Monuments in Backbarrow & Haverthwaite CP
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Bigland Hall

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Bigland Hall, the south facade

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Private jetty, Bigland Tarn

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Boathouse, Bigland Tarn

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BIGLAND HALL - Haverthwaite - List Entry
- "House. Late C16 and C17, remodelled and extended in 1809. Roughcast stone with slate roofs. EXTERIOR: South-east facade of 2 storeys and 5 bays; the central bay breaks forward. 1st ...

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Stables at Bigland Hall

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View of Bigland Hall

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Entrance to Bigland Hall

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List number: 1225412
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Post code: LA12 8PB
Grid ref: SD3546683146

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