Lytham St.Annes Coat of Arms
Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


 An engraving of Raikes Hall, Blackpool c1847.

An engraving of Raikes Hall, Blackpool c1847. 


 An advert for the lease of Raikes Hall for sea bathing, 1787.

An advert for the lease of Raikes Hall, 1787. William Boucher (Butcher) had built the hall c1760. The ground floor consisted of three parlours, a servants hall, butler's pantry, and kitchen. The two floors above each had four lodging rooms. There were also servants lodging rooms, gardens, orchards, stables and outbuildings. The lease was for one year or more and there is mention that the hall is well-situated for sea-bathing.


 The Manchester Times and Gazette, Saturday, January 4, 1834


On 25th  December 1833, at Raikes Hall, Blackpool, John Birley, Esq., of Leamington.

An advert for the lease of Raikes Hall, 1855.

An advert for the lease of Raikes Hall, Blackpool, 1855.

The Preston Guardian, Saturday, May 16, 1857.

HORNBY, WILLIAM HENRY. (Blackburn.)—Third son of the late John Hornby, Esq., of Blackburn, and Raikes Hall, Lancashire, by Alice, daughter of Daniel Backhouse, Esq., of Liverpool, widow of — Kendall, Esq.

B. 1805 ; m. 1831, Margaret Susannah, daughter and sole heir of Edward Birley, Esq., of Kirkham.

Educated at Greenwich. A merchant at Blackburn. A Magistrate for Lancashire. A Conservative. First elected for Blackburn, March, 1857; was an unsuccessful candidate there in March, 1853.-3, Paper-buildings, Temple, W.C.; Windham Club ; Shrenbridge Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire.


The Preston Guardian, Saturday, May 19, 1860

MR. THOMAS GILLETT has received instructions to SELL BY AUCTION, at Raikes Hill Cottages, Church-street, Blackpool, on Thursday next, the 24th of May, 1860, at one o'clock in the afternoon; prompt, a large quantity of really good. and useful HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, removed for convenience of sale, from Raikes Hall, consisting of mahogany easy chair,mahogany chest of drawers, 5 painted chests of drawers, painted wardrobe, a quantity of dressing tables, washstand, excellent Pembroke table; towel rails, American cane-seated rocking chair, night commode, several bedsteads, window cornices, a large quantity of feather beds, and flock mattresses ; together with bedding, paillasses, bed steps, tea caddy, looking-glasses; fire guards, fenders, twofold kitchen tables, tin bath, crockery, and chamber ware, carpets, &c. ; also a variety of kitchen, pantry, and other utensils.
On view morning of sale. For further particulars apply to the auctioneer, Queen's Cottage, South Shore, Blackpool.

Advert for the sale of furniture from Raikes Hall, 1860.