Iconic Great Harwood landmark, Churchfield House, is set to have new windows soon, thanks to a cash boost from the Council.
Churchfield House was gifted to the Urban District Council by its owner Milton Haydock. Milton, a former Councillor, left his house, his artefacts and the grounds in the care of the Urban District Council, for the use and enjoyment of the people of Great Harwood after his death in 1926.
The house has undergone many changes since then and now, run by Churchfield House Ltd, this valuable community asset is available for hire and use and is also home to a popular café.
Lynn Wilson, of Churchfield House Ltd, said; “Churchfield House was gifted by Milton Haydock to the people of Great Harwood and Churchfield House volunteers have been really concerned in recent years about the state of the windows, which would not have lasted another winter.”
Council Leader, Miles Parkinson, said; “Churchfield House is a fabulous resource for the local community and the Churchfield House Ltd volunteers have breathed new life into the house by restoring it to its former glory and encouraging as many local people and organisations as possible to use the house. The windows are in great need of replacement and, as they are in a conservation area, the requirements for new windows are very specific. With this £25,889 boost to replace the windows the house can continue to grow from strength to strength in the capable hands of the volunteers there, for the people of Great Harwood and the whole Borough.”
Lynn added; “We expect work to start to replace the windows soon and are really looking forward to seeing them in place. We’ll remain open throughout, so please pop in, everyone is more than welcome.”