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Monument Number 45217

Hob Uid: 45217
Location :
Lancashire
Burnley
Hapton
Grid Ref : SD8081029830
Summary : Site of Hapton Tower, a possible pele tower built circa.1330, and a deer park recorded in 1329-30.
More information : [SD 80812983] HAPTON TOWER [GT] (Site of) (1)

"Hapton Tower was sold to Gibert de la Legh in the 3rd Edward III. He was son of John de la Legh who married Cecilia daughter and coheiress of Richard de Towneley, and his grandson is styled Richard de Towneley, alias de la Legh Sheriff of Lancashire in the year 1375. In the 12th Henry VII his descendant Sir John Towneley had a License for making a Park at Hapton, and in the 6th Henry VIII he emparked or enclosed all the wastes and open fields, being one thousand Lancashire arces. Hapton was sequestered after the Battle of Maiston Moor, and the Tower ...... fell into decay after the Restoration." (2)

Similar information - Baines quotes Dr Whitaker who says:- "I have conversed with two aged persons who describe the ruin of Hapton Tower, as it stood about the year 1725, to have been about six yards high. It appeared to have been a large square building and had on one side the remains of three cylindrical towers with conical basements. There were then several dwellings, pitched up out of the out-buildings etc., It also appeared to have had two principal entrances, opposite to each other, with a thorough lobby between, and not to have surrounded a quadrangle. Rounders were certainly in use as late as the time of Sir John Towneley as ex. gr. in Henry VIII's clumsy fortifications on the south coast of England' (a) Hapton Park was formerly abundantly stocked with deer, and there are remains of pitfalls dug for impounding stray deer when the two neighbouring families of the Towneleys and the Haverghams were upon bad terms with each other." (3)

"The Parcus de Hapton is mentioned in a document of 1329-30 ..... The deer in this park had been destroyed before 1615, though it was not divided into tenements before the beginning of the 18th century" (4)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1913
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Notitia Cestriansis Vol 2 pt 2 1850 345 (Chetham Soc Vol 21) (Gastrell & Raines)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Lancs Vol 3 1835 305 (E Baines)
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Source Number : 3a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Whalley. p.276. note. (Whitaker)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Transactions of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society
Source details : Trans Lancs & Ches Ant Soc Vol 19 34 map opp p 1 (Wm Harrison)
Page(s) : 34
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Vol(s) : 19
Source Number : 4b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Hist of Wharley Vol 2 4th edn 1872-6 p58, 64 (Whitaker)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : c1330
Monument End Date : 1340
Monument Start Date : 1320
Monument Type : Pele Tower
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 1329-30
Monument End Date : 1330
Monument Start Date : 1329
Monument Type : Deer Park
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 82 NW 3
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