DiCamillo Companion

Stone Cross Mansion

  • House & Family History: Stone Cross is an immense house built of white limestone with Aberdeen granite trim and finished off with a large, squat tower. In 1943 the House was requisitioned by the military; in 1946 it was sold to Lancashire County Council and used as a boarding school until the 1980s. From the late 1980s until 2001 Stone Cross served as offices, after which the House lay abandoned, until it was redeveloped as multi-family housing in 2017.

    Comments: John Martin Robinson called Stone Cross "A staggering Victorian Gothic pile..."

  • Garden & Outbuildings: In 2017 the Gatehouse was converted into a bungalow and 45 new houses were built in the grounds by Persimmon Homes.

  • Architect: James Wright Grundy

    Date: 1874
    Designed: House

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  • Title: Guide to the Country Houses of the North-West, A
    Author: Robinson, John Martin
    Year Published: 1991
    Reference: pg. 242
    Publisher: London: Constable and Company Limited
    ISBN: 0094699208
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Kennedy family, 1879-1943.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

    Ownership Details: House converted into 19 flats in 2017.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No