Corona Virus Pandemic
We take the protection of our Members, Volunteers and our Visitors seriously and consequently our site at Bank Hall is currently closed but is being monitored by individual Trustees. Our Easter Event has been cancelled as has also our next scheduled Volunteers Day on the 17th May. We are monitoring Government Guidelines and will take a decision concerning future scheduled events and Volunteers Days in relation to those guidelines. Please do not attend at the site without checking this website or our facebook page on There were no events scheduled in May. Please see our events page for the events that were scheduled this year. We ask all to Keep
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.