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Duxbury Hall (Duxbury Park)

  • Earlier Houses: There were a number of houses on the site of the 19th century house, including a 14th century pele tower, which was replaced by a 1632 house, elements of which were incorporated into the 19th century house. For centuries Duxbury Hall was the seat of the Standishes, an activist Puritan family. The American Founding Father Myles Standish, who sailed on the "Mayflower" and served a leading role in the founding of the Plymouth Colony, may have been born at the Medieval Duxbury Hall. The suburban Boston town of Duxbury, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts (see "Images" section), was named after the family’s ancestral home.

    House & Family History: The 19th century house was sold by the Standishes to the Mayhew family in 1891. In 1932 Constance Mayhew sold Duxbury to the Chorley city government, who demolished the house in 1956, after years of neglect.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In the late 19th century the estate spanned 6,000 acres. The former gardens of the mansion house are today the Duxbury municipal golf course. The stables and coach house are extant and have been converted into offices.

  • House Listed: Demolished

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Henry Duxbury, 14th century; Duxbury family here from circa 1250 until circa 1335. Thomas Standish, until 1642; Alexander Standish, 1642-48; Richard Standish, 1648-62; Sir Richard Standish, 1st Bt., 1662-93; Sir Thomas Standish, 2nd Bt., 1693-1746; Thomas Standish, 1746-56; Sir Frank Standish, 3rd Bt., 1756-1812; Frank Hall Standish, 1812-23. SEATED AT 19TH CENTURY HOUSE: Frank Hall Standish, 1824-40; William Carr-Standish Sr., 1840-56; William Carr-Standish Jr., 1856-78; Standish family here from circa 1335 until 1891. Constance Mayhew, until 1932; Mayhew family here from 1891 until 1932.

    Current Ownership Type: Demolished

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only - By Appointment

    Website: https://www.glendalegolf.co.uk/duxbury-park-golf-course/

    Historic Houses Member: No