Although no longer within the Rishton
boundary, this building
once had a role in forming the history of the district.
This is one of those places that has constanly had the name changed
over the years, a "Y" for an "I", an "L" for a "N", yet still remaining
to be known one way or another as Ediholes.
There is a Parcel of land known as Edihones, sited between Rishton
and little Harwood in the North East of the District, that was given by
the De Rishtons to the
Knights of Hospitalaist of St John of Jerusalem
who had built a hospital at Stydd near Ribchester.
This building was gifted to the Knights by the De Rishton family, who
resided in Upper Micky
Hey, previously known as Rishton Hall,
although in which year this was gifted is unknown.
The Knights were in existance as early as the 11th Century, the date
of this building stems from 1590. The date above the doorway has become
worn, and the initials are now worn away and unreadable.
1590 MxL are the only letters left that can be made out on the 11th
March 2010. This date is found over the entrance doorway to the house,
but because this is built proud of the rest of the building, it may be
that the entrance proch was built after the rest of the building, and
the building itself may be much older, but this is purely speculation.
The building is Gothic in style with low lintels, and built with
dressed stone, with a stone roof.
Cast iron gutterings and downpipes adorn the fascias to this roof. I
didnt check to see if there were any kind of markings on the downpipes
used to drain the water off the roof, as sometimes these are marked with
the maker of the castings. This would also depend if they were original
which is doubtful after nearly 500 years.
Looking at the building, it appears to have been extended to the
right, as the original cornerstones can be seen, leaving a straight line
down the wall in the stone work.
Leading to the building, rough cobbles can be found on both sides of
the driveway. This is the type of rough stone that was found on pack
horse tracks in medieval times, when the Lords had the money to lay
The cobble setts in the middle are from a much later date being
dressed and quarried locally.
Parish Church Jubilee 1927 by Carlton Noble.