Earlier Houses: The current 18th century house incorporates elements from an earlier Elizabethan house on the site.
House & Family History: William Dicconson, a loyal Catholic and Jacobite, accompanied James II into exile, where, at St. Germain, he became tutor to Prince James Edward and treasurer to the queen. Edward, a younger son of the family, became bishop of Malta in 1741. A fine paneled room from Wrightington is today a period room in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where it has been installed since 1928.
Title: Guide to the Country Houses of the North-West, A
Author: Robinson, John Martin
Year Published: 1991
Reference: pg. 255
Publisher: London: Constable and Company Limited
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat of: Wrightington family. Dicconson family. Eccleston family. Gerard family, 1895 until the mid-20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Government
Primary Current Ownership Use: Hospital / Care Home / Recovery Center
Ownership Details: Today Wrightington Hospital, an NHS orthopaedic hospital.