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Blackwell House

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Edward Holt

    House & Family History: Blackwell House was designed by Baillie Scott 1898-1900 as a weekend retreat for Sir Edward Holt, a wealthy brewer and lord mayor of Manchester. During World War II it was used by Huyton College of Liverpool, and subsequently became Blackwell School, a girl's preparatory school, until its closure in 1976. It was then leased by English Nature for almost 20 years as offices. In 1999 Blackwell was purchased by the Lakeland Arts Trust, restored, and opened to the public in 2001.

  • Architect: Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott

    Date: 1898
    Designed: House

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  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Flog It!" (2007 - TV BBC documentary series, episode 5.27, "Windermere").
  • Past Seat / Home of: Holt family, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Owned and operated by The Lakeland Arts Trust.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01539-446-139

    Fax: 01539-488-486

    Email: info@blackwell.org.uk

    Website: http://www.blackwell.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No