Saturday, 17 December 2011
Hoghton Tower before the restoration
These are the steps leading up to the internal courtyard. The photo dates from before the restoration began. In 1880, my great great grandparents, John and Sarah Windle, moved from Newby Hall Farm, near Clapham to Home Farm Hoghton Tower. The photo, no doubt reflects how they would have found it. They farmed there until the mid 1880's, moving later to Bolton Hall Farm, Hoghton. Their son, John Thomas Windle worked at Hoghton Tower, living in the Tower Cottages.