Heritage Open Days

September 6, 2016 2:41 pm Published by
September 10, 2016 – September 11, 2016 all-day
Heritage building open days across Rossendale.

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest festival of history and culture involving over 40,000 volunteers. Every year over four days in September, thousands of events across the country invite you in to explore local treasures of every age, style and function. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE.

We will be opening a host of buildings across the valley all we welcome people from across the community to visit.

Stubby Lee Hall –

The House was built in 1808 for the Holt Family who lived there until 1911. The house and grounds were bequeathed to Bacup and came into the ownership of Bacup Corporation. More historic information and old photographs will be available on the day so visitors can see how the building has changed over the years. Event not suitable for children under the age of 6.

Sunday 11 September: 1100-1400

For more information please visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/stubbylee-hall-house


Crawshawbooth Meeting House

Visit our 18th century grade II* listed building built in 1716 so this is our 300 year anniversary and learn about the history of Quakers in Rossendale. It is still a worshipping community on Sunday mornings and has a peaceful walled garden. Children are welcome to draw their experience of the building.

Saturday 10 September: 0930-1630 and Sunday 11 September: 1215-1630

For more information please visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/crawshawbooth-quaker-meeting-house


Church of St Nicholas with John & S Michael, Newchurch

The handsome stone structure of St Nicholas is set in extensive grounds, with gravestones dating back centuries, and its position offers fine views over the valley to the hills opposite and beyond. The interior of the church accommodates some wonderful stained glass, oak woodwork crafted by Langshaws of Whalley, an early (1864) Harrison organ and a tower with a peal of eight bells, which are rung on a regular basis.

Saturday 10 September: 1000-1600

For more information please visit:  www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/church-of-st-nicholas-with-st-john-st-michael-newchurch


Grane Mill

A cross compound mill engine in its original engine house. Complete with two Lancashire boilers and mill chimney. Also various smaller stationary steam engines that will be on display.

Saturday 10 September: 1100-1600 and Sunday 11 September: 1100-1600

For more information please visit:  www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/grane-mill1


St Anne’s Church, Edgeside

A Victorian church surrounded by a neat graveyard and inside has been radically altered with the help of a Lottery grant 5 years ago.The sanctuary is traditional but there is an open space which can be used for all sorts of activities, a small meeting room, office and kitchen. We will have the parish records available so that visitors can see the baptism, burial, marriage and meeting records. Children will be welcome and there will be colouring/craft activities to be done.

Sunday 11 September: 1300-1700

For more information please visit:  www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/st-annes-church-edgeside1


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