Gawthorpe Textiles Collection

Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire, England Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire, England

Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire (England), is an Elizabethan building from AD 1600. For many centuries the Hall belonged to the Shuttleworth family. The Hall's last private owner was Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth (1886-1967), who built up a large collection of British garments as well as embroidery, lace, quilts, printed and woven textiles.

The collection of Gawthorpe Hall now includes over 14000 items. There is also a large craft and textile library. The British section of the collection houses many items that date to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as numerous items of embroidery in the Arts and Crafts style. The collection also includes a wide range of textiles, costumes and accessories from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth made Gawthorpe Hall into a Craft House for the preservation and teaching of textile crafts. The Collection carries this function to the present day (2015). Since 1970, Gawthorpe Hall has been owned and run by the National Trust with the Lancashire County Council. The Gawthorpe Hall Textiles Collection is an independent, registered charity that is housed within the Hall.

Address: Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8UA, England.

Gawthorpe Textiles Collection website (retrieved 25th May 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 25th May 2016).


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