Hammerton Hall

Has been described as a Possible Pele Tower

There are uncertain remains

NameHammerton Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityLancashire
1974 AuthorityLancashire
Civil ParishEasington

House, built circa 1600 on the site of an earlier hall. The stone-built house is E-shaped in plan, the eastern cross wing having been added in the 19th century. There is a stone spiral staircase in the central section of the building. The present house may incorporate the remains of an earlier pele tower. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

The 'de Hamerton' family were a wealthy medieval family who are reputed to have been able to ride from Slaidburn to York (approx. 50 miles) on their own land! The family lost most of their wealth and power when Sir Stephen de Hamerton joined the Pilgrimage of Grace of 1536. Sir Stephen was executed for treason and as a knight was hanged and beheaded in 1537. The present house was built after this time but is likely to have had a precursor which could well have included a pele tower, as this area is within the pele tower region. The Hammerton's had other seats at Hellifield Pele and Wigglesworth Hall but they took their name from this place, which is mentioned in Domesday.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSD719538
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  • Webster, Neil, 2003, The halls and manor houses of North East Lancashire (Landmark Collectors Library)
  • Salter, Mike, 2001, The Castles and Tower Houses of Yorkshire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 40
  • Pevsner, N., 1959, Buildings of England: Yorkshire: West Riding (London, Penguin) p. 481