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Shaw Hill Wedding Photographer, Chorley, Lancashire

Lancashire Wedding Photographer at Shaw Hill, Chorley

Shaw Hill Golf & Spa Hotel, Whittle Le Woods, Near Buckshaw, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 7PP Phone: 01257 269221


A short history of Shaw Hill

The Crosse family of East Lancashire first acquired property in the Chorley area around 1400. They built a house on the Whittle-le-Woods site in the 1700s. Richard Crosse Legh was the High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1807 and a deputy-lieutenant of Lancashire. He bequeathed Shaw Hill to his daughter Anna Mary Crosse, who in 1828 married Thomas Bright Ikin. Richard then adopted the Crosse name as his surname.  Charles Reed of Birkenhead was commissioned to rebuild the existing house during the 1830s and asked William Sawrey Gilpin to landscape the estate. Thomas Bright Crosse was appointed High Sheriff of Lancashire for 1837 and was briefly MP for Wigan in 1841 (before his election was declared void).

After his death ownership of the property passed to his son Thomas Richard Crosse, Hon. Colonel of the 3rd and 4th Battalions, North Lancashire Regiment, who died in 1897. He had married Mary, the eldest daughter of the 4th Earl of Castle Stewart and had two daughters; Kathleen Mary and Ella Beatrice. Kathleen Mary never married and Ella Beatrice married John Ormerod Scarlet Thursby.

The estate is now operated as a country house hotel and golf club. The house is owned and run by the Stokes family and offers 30 bedrooms, a restaurant and an indoor swimming pool. The golf club was founded in 1923 and now maintains an 18-hole course.

Wedding Photographer Opportunities at Shaw Hill

This wedding venue is full of character and has some amazing spots dotted around to make for some beautiful portrait photographs. 

The gold room over looks the golf course providing stunning views when you marry in this suite. In fact, the gold room itself is perfect for photography when the weather isn’t in favour.