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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.

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.

Entrance

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.

Date

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.

Entrance

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.

building

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.

Driveway

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 these down.

The cobble setts in the middle are from a much later date being dressed and quarried locally.

References

Rishton Parish Church Jubilee 1927 by Carlton Noble.