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Crookhey Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Col. Charles Henry Bird

    House & Family History: Col. Bird's father made a fortune in Massachusetts and settled in Liverpool, where he married a local woman. After his father's death the Colonel used part of the family's fortune to build the massive house we see today. Crookhey was the childhood home of the surrealist painter and novelist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011).

    Comments: John Martin Robinson has called Crookhey "Grimly Gothic."

  • Architect: Alfred Waterhouse

    Date: 1874
    Designed: House for Col. Charles Henry Bird

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  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Col. Charles Henry Bird, 1874-1909. Henrique family, early 20th century. Carrington family, circa 1920-40.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Today Crookhey Hall School

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01524-792-618

    Email: reception@crookheyhallschool.co.uk

    Website: http://crookheyhall.com

    Historic Houses Member: No