Hoghton Tower

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Looking for: Historical
Address: Hoghton Tower
Hoghton
Preston
Postcode: PR5 0SH
Telephone: 0125485 2986

Hoghton Tower has been the home of the de Hoghton family since the Norman Conquest.    The de Hoghtons are descended directly from Harvey de Walter one of the companions of William the Conqueror, and through the female line from the Lady Godiva of Coventry, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia.

Hoghton Tower perches on a hill 650ft above sea level, commanding magnificent views, on a clear day, of Lancashire, The Lake District and North Wales.
 
This ancient (1110 AD), fortified Manor House, has remained in the unbroken succession of the de Hoghton family since the Norman Conquest.  The house of today was rebuilt by Thomas Hoghton between 1560 and 1565.

During its long life, the house has witnessed the presence of many  Royal and Famous people,  James I, William III, George V and Queen Mary, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; William Shakespeare, JMW Turner and Charles Dickens

 It was here that in August 1617, King James I of England, so enjoyed a loin of Beef offered to him that he knighted it “Sirloin”.