Beardwood Old Hall
This building - or at least another on its site - predates any other still standing in the area, and most of those of the millionaires now gone, but like other mansions built around it, it has links with local dignitaries and bosses. It was owned by Peel and Mather, and by the Thwaites family, before later being the property of the local authority. Amongst its noted residents was Judge Ormerod, and like its neighbours it had room for servants and chauffeurs for their comfort. The picture here shows the building in use as a family home in the inter-war years.
Beardwood Old Hall is a listed building. Click here to find out more details about the listing and here to view other listed buildings in the Blackburn and Darwen area.