Eachill Farm, Rishton

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Street: Eachill Road
Town: Rishton
Post Code: BB1 4HS
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Top Image - Eachill Farm before demolition, looking at the side of the farm facing to the South.
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Hidden Image - Drawing of Eachill Farm by A. Ormerod.

The word Eachill means "land cleared and enclosed" and comes from language before 1100.

Prior to 1484 The Whalleys were in Rishton, and were tenants of Eachill around 1599. They held the lease there until 1790 when Thomas Whalley died, leaving the lease to his daughter Hannah Haworth.

The main features of the house were the stone flagged kitchen and living rooms. These were low rooms with black oaken beams, from which hung guns and implements of various kinds. The chimneys were so deep and wide that a patch of light could be seen by looking up them. These fire places were later built up, but back then these nooks would have been claimed by Whalley and his wife, ideal for resting at the end of the day. The walls therein were plastered, but some parts were oak paneled.

Eachill from North
Eachill farm facing to the North.

High up in the walls was "A Priests hole" or secret chamber, a room large enough to hold one man, containing a chair and table, with no windows. These priest holes came into being during the reformation, but it is unknown if the Whalley's could afford the services of a family priest. If they could then this room would have been used during raids in Elizabeth's reign.

The building had a double storey porch to the front, which was North facing, and the mullioned windows were splayed both inside and out. The windows were wide, and divided into narrow light with the stone mullions. These narrow windows were common during times of civil wars, a man would not be able to push his body through these narrow lights, therefore the defenders were able to inflict great damage while the intruders tried to enter. The porch was one of two stories, during latter days it was though that the back of the house was the main entrance, but this was not true.

The main hall held the Inglenook fireplace, which was common among yeoman farmers houses and actually in the plaster work opposite this fire were the initials of James (I) and Mary (M) Whalley with the date of 1678. Surely an indication of restoration work being carried out to the property at this time? Above these initials were three figures representing their children, who all died in infancy, hence the figures bear wings like angels, telling us that the children had already died by the time of this restoration in 1678.

Many of these features of the building can be found at surrounding farms, such as Whitebirk Moss, and the manor house at Cowhill.

Location picture
The location of Eachill farm from 1848, as overlaid on a modern aerial view
Station road can be seen to the left, Saint Charles playing field, the green area directly North to the front of the farm.
Eachill Gardens and Albert Mill can be seen to the right, and to the South is the Walmsley Avenue estate
Surrounding the farm on the map of 1848 are fields.
Some kind of gatehouse building can be seen on the playing field at the entrance to the drive.

Because of the original entrance facing North it was blocked off and a new entrance built on the South.

Eachill Farm and Cottage were removed from the local council ratings in February 1939.

The last owners of Eachill farm were the Parkinson family. It is rumoured that there was a passage from the Dunkenhalgh Manor to the farm, which also ran to Back Abbey Street in Accrington.

Date for Eachill farm.

Previous Tenants

1696

Christened: Tuesday, January 24, 1696 Name: Miss Mary Whalley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Thomas Occupation: Married on: Address: Itchill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1750

Christened: Wednesday, October 14, 1750 Name: Miss Jane Pickles Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Edward Occupation: Cordwainer Married on: Address: Ecchill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1751

Christened: Name: Edmund Kenion Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Son of James Occupation: Married on: Address: Itchel, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Tuesday, October 26, 1751 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1752

Christened: Name: Ann Jackson Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Widow of Henry, plodweaver Occupation: Married on: Address: Itchel, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Tuesday, May 23, 1752 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1753

Christened: Name: Ann Shaw Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Daughter of Henry, cordwainer Occupation: Married on: Address: Eechil, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Friday, May 25, 1753 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1753

Christened: Monday, October 15, 1753 Name: Miss Jane Pickles Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Edward Occupation: Cordwainer Married on: Address: Eechil, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1754

Christened: Sunday, January 20, 1754 Name: Master William Jackson Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: William Occupation: PlodWeaver Married on: Address: Eechil, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1754

Christened: Sunday, January 20, 1754 Name: Master William Jackson Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Henry Occupation: PlodWeaver Married on: Address: Eechil, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1755

Christened: Sunday, August 24, 1755 Name: Master Robert Pickles Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Edward Occupation: Cordwainer Married on: Address: Eechil, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1774

Christened: Monday, September 26, 1774 Name: Miss Ellen Morrise Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Roger Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachel, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1824

Christened: Name: Elizabeth Mary Fielding Age: 7 Week Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Married on: Address: Echil, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Sunday, August 29, 1824 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1824

Christened: Name: Mary Fielding Age: 18 Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Married on: Address: Echil, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Tuesday, August 3, 1824 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1828

Christened: Name: Mary Cross Age: 85 Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Married on: Address: Echill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Tuesday, April 1, 1828 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1842

Christened: Name: Elizabeth Cross Age: 63 Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Married on: Address: Echill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Sunday, October 9, 1842 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: William Shaw Age: 2 Date of Birth: 1849 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Son Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Henry Shaw Age: 4 Date of Birth: 1847 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Son Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Sarah Shaw Age: 4 Month Date of Birth: 1851 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Daughter Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Thomas Butterworth Age: 49 Date of Birth: 1802 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Head Occupation: Farmer of 16 Acres Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Sarah Butterworth Age: 58 Date of Birth: 1793 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Wife Occupation: Farmers Wife Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Mary Butterworth Age: 24 Date of Birth: 1827 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Niece Occupation: House Servant Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: One House Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Uninhabited Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Henry Shaw Age: 40 Date of Birth: 1811 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Head Occupation: Railway Labourer Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Ellen Shaw Age: 39 Date of Birth: 1812 Birth Place: Blackburn Relationship: Wife Occupation: Wife Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: John Shaw Age: 10 Date of Birth: 1841 Birth Place: Blackburn Relationship: Son Occupation: At Home Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Ann Shaw Age: 7 Date of Birth: 1844 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Daughter Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Thomas Shaw Age: 5 Date of Birth: 1846 Birth Place: Rishton Relationship: Son Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1851

Christened: Name: Thomas Fletcher Age: 19 Date of Birth: 1832 Birth Place: Blackburn Relationship: Lodger Occupation: Sizer at Cotton Mill Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1863

Christened: Name: Richard William Hartley Age: 8 Day Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Son of John Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachill, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Sunday, April 12, 1863 Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1878

Christened: Name: William Robert Walmsley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1885

Christened: Name: John Mawdsley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1888

Christened: Name: William Mawdsley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1891

Christened: Name: William Mawdsley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1897

Christened: Name: John Mawdsley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1903

Christened: Name: John Mawdsley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Eachill farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1906

Christened: Name: John Mawdsley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1909

Christened: Name: Lawrence Mawdsley Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1912

Christened: Name: Kitty Margaret HOWARTH Age: 12 Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Daughter of Margaret Occupation: Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Thursday, November 14, 1912 Cremated? Burial No: 3872 Grave Ref: OA 77, 78 Notes: Reference:

1915

Christened: Name: Frank Haworth Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

1925

Christened: Name: Frank Haworth Age: Date of Birth: Birth Place: Relationship: Occupation: Farmer Married on: Address: Eachill Farm, Eachill Road Telephone: Died at: Burial Date: Cremated? Burial No: Grave Ref: Notes: Reference:

References

143 Rishton UDC Council Minutes Rishton Urban District Council
  • Friday, April 1, 1938 0 Minutes

179 Rishton Parish Church Jubilee Carlton Noble
  • Saturday, January 1, 1927 0