DiCamillo Companion
England

Wrightington Hall

  • 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
    ISBN: 0094699208
    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.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01942-244-000

    Email: patient.relations@wwl.nhs.uk

    Website: http://www.wiganleigh.nhs.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No