Bank Hall was a substantial 17th century country house standing in ornamental parkland. Its earliest sections were largely lost when the house was remodelled in 1832 and only a four-storey tower survives relatively unaltered. Last occupied in 1945, it is now a shell with no roof or windows. The Trust has been working with the Bank Hall Action Group for the past 16 years and in December 2011 received a Heritage Lottery Fund 2nd-round pass for the restoration and conversion of the house, although a viable scheme can only be achieved with the assistance of a significant amount of enabling development. Urban Splash have been appointed the preferred developer. As an interim measure some emergency works have been carried out to minimise any further collapse of the building and damage to the fabric.
Bank Hall, Bretherton, Chorley.
Mrs Janet Edwards, Chair Bank Hall Action Group
Urban Splash, preferred developer
Architectural Heritage Fund
Heritage Lottery Fund