The House from a 1905 postcard
Earlier Houses: There was an 14th century Cistercian monastery on the site, large elements of which were incorporated into the current 17th century house.
House & Family History: The abbey was dissolved in 1537 as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In the 17th century the remaining buildings were purchased by the Assheton family, who used the 1440s abbot's house and the infirmary as the core of the new house they built.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Assheton family, 17th century.
Current Ownership Type: The Church of England
Primary Current Ownership Use: Conference Center
Ownership Details: Today Whalley Abbey Retreat and Conference House