Visit Scarisbrick and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Scarisbrick, Lancashire. Scarisbrick Hall is an attractive building and is worthy of inspection by those interested in architecture. It stands 3 miles South East of Southport, on the site of a 13th-century dwelling, and has 150 rooms. The fine setting is in a private estate protected by a preservation order, for the hall is officially listed as a building of special architectural interest. The wide expanse of woodland and pasture, with pleasant gardens, orchard and lake, create an atmosphere of peaceful grandeur. The present hall was remodelled by John Foster in 1814 and by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in 1836-45; it was added to (including the tower, now minus its wrought-iron cresting) by Edward Welby Pugin in 1860—70. It is a handsome example of neo-Gothic residential architecture. Inside are elaborate oak carvings, panelling and finely decorated ceilings. A fine collection of 17th-century oak carvings of Flemish craftsmanship, in the oak room, provide a wealth of pictorial scenes and decoration. The Kings' Room has 27 oil paintings of royal personages set in panelled walls, and a finely carved ceiling.
In 1946 the Scarisbrick family left the hall and the estate was bought by the Church of England Commissioners. With Ministry of Education aid, the building was equipped as a modern teachers' training college at a cost of £250,000, which included making it structurally sound and adding central heating and hot-water systems, laboratories, an art room and playing fields. New buildings were added to provide a chapel, a sanatorium, dormitory wings, a dining hall, kitchen and gymnasium. In 1963, the hall and 38 acres of the estate were bought by Mr Charles A. Oxley, sometime housemaster in Alexandria, Egypt, and principal of Tower College, Liverpool. He has established an independent school for boys, Christian but inter-denominational, run as a non-profit-making company with strong emphasis on academic attainment along with outdoor and voluntary activities.
Nearby cities: Liverpool
Nearby towns: Formby, Ormskirk, Southport, Skelmersdale
Nearby villages: Ainsdale, Aintree, Appley Bridge, Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Billinge, Bispham, Blundellsands, Bretherton, Burscough, Crank, Crosby, Crossens, Croston, Eccleston, Fazakerley, Freckleton, Great Altcar, Halsall, Hesketh Bank, Hutton, Ince Blundell, Kirkby, Lathom, Litherland, Longton, Lydiate, Maghull, Mawdesley, Melling, Much Hoole, Parbold, Penwortham, Rainford, Sefton, Sollom, Tarleton, Thornton, Town Green, Upholland, Westhead
Have you decided to visit Scarisbrick or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Scarisbrick bed and breakfast (a Scarisbrick B&B or Scarisbrick b and b)
- a Scarisbrick guesthouse
- a Scarisbrick hotel (or motel)
- a Scarisbrick self-catering establishment, or
- other Scarisbrick accommodation