DiCamillo Companion

Fenisowles Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir William Feilden, 1st Bt.

    House & Family History: Fenisowles was built in 1808 by Sir William Feilden, 1st Bt., who purchased the land from Thomas Ainsworth. Sir William lived here until his death in 1850. Fenisowles was vacated in 1880 by the Feilden family because of pollution in the river which runs alongside the house. Ironically, the pollution in the river came from the cotton mills upstream owned by the family. Fenisowles later became a pleasure ground, until it was closed in the 20th century and left to become a ruin.

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir William Feilden, 1st Bt., 1810-50; Feilden family here until 1880.

    Current Ownership Type: Unknown

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Ruinous

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No