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Up Holland

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Upholland; Holland; Holand

In the civil parish of Up Holland.
In the historic county of Lancashire.
Modern Authority of Lancashire.
1974 county of Lancashire.
Medieval County of Lancashire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SD524057
Latitude 53.54653° Longitude -2.71935°

Up Holland has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


Licence to crenellate granted in 1308 to Robert Holand, may have resulted in a castle or other fortified house. Exact location lost.

In 1325 the forfeited manor was held by Amota, widow of Simon de Holland; Cal. Close, 1323–7, p. 391.
In an account of Sir Robert's lands made about 1326 the manor of Holland with garden and castle-stead is recorded; Duchy of Lanc. Misc. x, fol. 15. (VCH)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1308 March 24 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


C14 priory church (later parish church) is at SD523051 (some ruins remain PastScape entry 42035) this was founded by Sir Robert Holland 1307-10. It is likely that the site of Sir Roberts crenellated house, if built, would be near to the priory, but by analogue with other sites it would not be adjacent.
On the 1849 map Hall Green is a hamlet centred around the crossroads at SD519053 (The modern map makes it look like the name of a modern estate further to the east).
Holland House (aka Holland Hall) at SD524057 (now a hotel and listed grade II) was originally a U shaped C17 house. Although there are no park names in the vicinity the location might be that of a potential park and it may be that this house is situated on the site of Robert Holland's house. One may speculation on a scenario where the older medieval manor house was used as the bases of the new priory and Holland built himself a grand new house in an area he intended to make a deer park. However, while there are analogues for this scenario, this is entirely speculative.
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