Hoghton Tower is a large fortified manor house near the village of Hoghton in the Borough of Chorley to the east of Preston in Lancashire.
It has been the home of the De Hoghton family since the time of William the Conqueror. The dramatic manor house that you can see today is primarily a product of the mid-Tudor period. The house is built in an elongated figure-8, encompassing two inner courtyards entered through a castellated gatehouse.
Hoghton Tower, a Grade I listed building is the ancestral home of the de Hoghton family. The de Hoghtons are descended directly from Harvey de Walter, one of the companions of William the Conqueror, and through the female line from Lady Godiva of Coventry, wife of Leofric, Earl of Mercia.
Hoghton Tower is open to the public. It hosts weddings and corporate and other events events it is a popular filming location. There is a shop and tea room for visitors. Click here for more ....