Architects of Scarisbrick Hall

February 10, 2012

Scarisbrick Hall is a masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture, but it did not always look the same as it does today. The structure has gone through many redesign and remodelling phases and two architects who made the biggest contribution to it were A.W.N. Pugin and his son E.W. Pugin.

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Scarisbrick Hall is one of the best examples of Victorian Gothic (also referred to as Neo Gothic or Gothic Revival) architecture in England. At a single glimpse, it becomes clear that the hall was the dwelling place of a very wealthy family for centuries.

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Charles Scarisbrick

June 1, 2010

Charles Scarisbrick (1800-1860) was a wealthy land owner and the patron of Scarisbrick Hall from 1838-1860. He inherited the Scarisbrick estate after a lengthy legal battle fought against his sisters.

Charles was known to be a recluse and very little has been written or documented about his life. He amassed a lot of land and wealth during his lifetime and was the richest commoner in Lancashire during his days.
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Scarisbrick Hall School was established in 1963 by Charles Oxley and was open until the school was sold to Nord Anglia in 1998.

During the time Scarisbrick Hall School was run by Charles Oxley and subsequently his daughter Rachel Oxley there were many of teachers.

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Lady Ann Scarisbrick

March 9, 2010

Lady Ann Scarisbrick was the elder of the two sisters of Charles Scarisbrick. She was born in 1788 in Scarisbrick, Lancashire. She inherited the Scarisbrick estate from her brother at the age of 72 in 1860 and is credited for the extensive enhancement and restoration of the Scarisbrick Hall in the lavish Gothic style, employing E. W. Pugin as the architect.
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History of the Scarisbrick Family

March 4, 2010

The Scarisbrick family’s origins can be traced back to around the twelfth or thirteenth century A.D. The first Scarisbricks most likely got their name from the village Scarisbrick in West Lancashire, England. Scarisbrick family descendants were major county landowners and were noted as among the ‘richest commoners’ in England. They were regarded as one of [...]

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Charles Oxley

July 11, 2009

Charles Oxley was certainly a man with purpose who accomplished a lot during his life. Have you ever wondered what drove him?

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Scarisbrick Hall Online

December 1, 2008

Welcome to the online home of Scarisbrick Hall. Scarisbrick Hall is steeped in history and shrouded in mystery… For the hundreds of people who had the privalege of studying at Scarisbrick Hall School over the years, it is a place that evokes many memories… For some, memories of discipline and hard work. For others, memories [...]

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