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In 1506, the lands for Heskin Hall was sold to Edmund Dudley, Minister for Henry VII.
In 1506 these lands, and others were sold to Edmund Dudley, Minister for Henry VII (later executed for treason). Although initially forfeit, the lands did eventually pass to his widow, Elizabeth who married Arthur Plantagenet. This meant it could pass to his son, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, in 1511. He too fell foul of his ambition and was executed by Queen Mary. The third generation of Dudley’s did no better, Robert was executed by Elizabeth I. The Dudley’s misfortune was counterpointed by the rise of the Seymour’s.
It remained in the hands of the Molyneux family until 1739 when it became part of the Mawdsley Estates until sold to Alexander Kershaw in 1744.
A wealthy member of the new Industrial Rich, he originally came from Rochdale. He seems to have led quite a “free living” lifestyle. He never married but left three acknowledged children. So at his death in 1788, it went to his brothers in turn – Edward Newman Kershaw, John Copper and James Kershaw.
The last people to occupy the Hall as a home were Lord & lady Lilford in the 1960’s.
She was an ex dancer and actress and on their divorce in 1969 the Hall went to her as part of her settlement. Since then occupation has been commercial, including Blackburn College and a double glazing firm, who both used it for training purposes.
In 1996, Heskin Hall was opened as an Antiuqes Centre.
In 1996, the HarrisonSteen family opened Heskin Hall to the public as an antiques centre and a few years later started planning weddings & events, which still continues to this day.