This medieval manor house was built for the de Fitton family. It’s now a private home where one of the family will give you a tour of the house’s interesting features.
Martholme house is tucked away near Blackburn in Lancashire. It was built in the 13th century for the de Fitton family, then rebuilt by the Hesketh family in 1577. They added many changes but there are still some features of the medieval house left, like the timber frame and the hall wall. The timber-framed kitchen range, built in 1577, and the Hesketh coat of arms in stone are interesting little details that really show the character of this building.
The house has an Elizabethan gatehouse and there are still traces of a moat surrounding the property to protect it from outsiders. In contrast, the family that lives there today are rather friendly and are happy to welcome visitors to their home to offer you a guided tour.