Knowsley Estate - Part 3

Amongst the impressive features within the house are the mantelpiece built to commemorate the loyalty of the 7th Earl, and the chair upon which he knelt for his execution at Bolton in 1651. The Earl's loyalty to the Crown was quickly forgotten, and it was to be some years until the estate was restored to the family. The tenth Earl practically rebuilt the Hall, adding a colonnade to the extreme southern end of the house, just one of his many legacies which also include the impressive Stucco Room. The tenth Earl was also a keen art-lover and commissioned local artist Hamlet Winstanley to collect artwork from the Continent.