The Lions House

1976 - 1977

The Lions House is an early nineteenth century house which occupies a prominent position on the Elizabethan Walls. This building has a particular significance to LS Lowry, the artist, in that he is purported to have looked into buying this property. By 1971, it stood neglected and forlorn and there was a danger that it might have to be demolished. The house was purchased and presented to the Trust for restoration in 1972 by the late Col Jim Smail, who was the Trust’s Chairman for twenty three years.


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