About Bank Hall    

"One of Lancashire's hidden treasures"

Bank Hall is a Grade 2* listed building and was the Manorial home of the Bannister (Banastre) family whose ancestors came from Normandy with William The Conqueror. The Friends of Bank Hall (formerly Bank Hall Action Group) have worked tirelessly since 1995 to saved the Hall which had become derelict. With the help of Heritage Trust for the North West & Lottery funding, this has now been achieved with the restoration of the Hall being started in July 2017.

Located at Bretherton in Lancashire and hidden away in woodland adjacent to the A59, the Hall was completed in 1608, was remodelled in the 1830's by George Anthony Legh-Keck, the then owner of the Hall and it then became a mixture of Jacobean and Georgian Gothic in style. Unique in Lancashire, this beautiful building had to be saved.

Read more about Bank Hall; it’s History; the campaign to save the Hall; it’s future use; our projects and much more by following the links on this page or ordering one of our 'Bank Hall Books'.

For more information on the Restoration of the Hall, Prospect Tower & Surrounding Grounds

check out the new leaflet we have produced.


National Tree Week Open Day

Join us for our Annual Open Day for National Tree Week on Sunday 24th November from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Entrance is Adults £2.00 and children enter free. Take a stroll around our grounds and/or join one of our Tree tours which are scheduled for 11.00 am, 12.30 pm and 2 pm. (Tours last approx. 1 hour).  Please note that we are not catering at this event and there will be no other activities.

Dogs will be permitted at this event but must be on short non-retractable leads (lead swap available).

Volunteers Day

Join our friendly team of Volunteers on Sunday 17th November and lend a hand to help with work in the former pleasure grounds of the Hall. Learn new skills and enjoy the fresh air. All help is welcomed.  

Please see our Volunteers Page for further information and contacts.
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