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|Joan M. Tindale
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 21:42
RECENT BOUNDARY CHANGES - LISTED BUILDINGS!
Since the recent boundary changes earlier this year - would Sutton please investigate their listed buildings and which parish they are now listed in?
eg. I think Crag End Farm and the Mile Stone opposite New Hall Farm should now be included in our Cowling list? However, seems like the Sutton list still includes Cowling "new" Pinnacle which was rebuilt in a more suitable position just over the border in Sutton c.1900.
Has anyone ever seen a drawing or picture of the old pinnacle/pike? Would love to find out. Thanks.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 07:53
|Hi Joan, Listed Buildings are the responsibility of English Heritage and any changes of address should be directed to them so that they can update their register. Craven District Council hold a copy and deal with day to day issues such as planning etc. They may be your first port of call.
From plans that I have seen the new boundary runs along Dick Lane/Hangingstone Lane and therefore Cowling Pinnacle is still actually within the Sutton boundary.
On the subject of the Pinnacle recent research undertaken by myself and Chris Riley suggests that it was not built until after the township boundaries had been fixed by William Burton, the commissioner appointed under the Sutton Inclosure Act of 1815, and the land had been surveyed and allotted. The land on which it stands was allotted to Robert Townley Parker, lord of the manor of Stott Hill. As it may well have taken two or three years to consult all the freeholders, calculate their allotments, stake out the land etc. it is unlikely that it was built before 1818. As William Wainman of Carr Head is the acknowledged builder of the pinnacle he must have obtained permission from Townley Parker to erect it. The date ties in nicely with the Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle 1818 in which the four allied powers, Britain, Austria, Prussia and Russia, agreed to withdraw their troops from Paris - thus effectively concluding the Napoleonic Wars. Whilst the landed gentry and above would have seen the final withdrawal of troops as a major landmark, as they were footing the bill for the occupation, the great majority are more likely to have looked upon the Pinnacle as a monument to Waterloo - of course it may have been erected to commemorate both.
|Joan M. Tindale
Thursday, August 7, 2014 21:16
|Thanks for the information. Will get in touch with English Heritage via CD Council asap. to find out their plans (if any) to update listed buildings in relation to all recent boundary changes. Already have the Cowling list, and the Sutton list is on their parish council site. When time? would like to pay another visit to Wakefield archives/land registry as I had already been told about land owner Robert Townley Parker - the first name to research! We went a while ago - it was v. interesting - guessed at one or two of our old landowners and were v.lucky to find what we were looking for!
P.S. I am also going to enquire about listing the "Meer Stone" near Ickornshaw Moor, and note that the stone opposite Bridge Farm Glusburn is already listed with Sutton (or is it now in Glusburn? haha)
Friday, August 8, 2014 07:16
|Hi Joan, Papers relating to the Parker/ Townley-Parker family are held by the Lancashire Archive Service at Preston. Any land transfers they made in the West Riding will be at the Land Registry at Wakefield. The Parker's held the lordship of Stott Hill since at least the end of the 17th C. Robert Townley Parker's antecedents were - Thomas Townley Parker, Robert Parker (who married Anne Towneley), Banistre Parker (died 1738) and then another Robert Parker (d.1718). There are a number of boundary stones with Parker family initials cut into them.
At the time of the Sutton Inclosure Robert Townley Parker owned Smithy Croft Farm and 15 acres of land in Sutton giving him a small percentage of the land to be allotted. In the belief that he could claim more land if he could establish that he also held the manorial rights in Sutton he challenged William Spencer of Malsis Hall over the lordship in the High Court in 1816. Spencer took up the challenge but, faced with such a wealthy and powerful adversary, he conceded on the morning before the hearing. The judge was clearly not impressed with RTP's case and awarded him one acre of land, known as the Lord's Acre (which he failed to enclose), and one shilling (5p) costs against Spencer, who must have breathed a sigh of relief. RTP put his property, land and the Manor of Stott Hill up for sale in 1842.
There is a fine memorial to RTP in St Peter's Church, Burnley - bust in relief - worth a visit if you get chance. The family seat was originally at Extwistle Hall, Burnley and later Cuerden Hall, Preston - now a Sue Ryder Home.
|Joan M. Tindale
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 16:05
|Fascinating - thanks v. much for the information. Is there a connection with Townley Hall - and Barnset (Barnside) at Laneshaw Bridge - vaguely remember something from information at Townley Hall. Will pay a visit to St. Peters sometime - must add it to the pensioners' " bucket list!"
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