A portion of the hall is of that period, while the present frontage bears the letters C. J. S., 1737. The hall is of the Georgian style of architecture, and an old fircplace inside the hall is of the 16th century. In the grounds near the hall stands the Emmott Cross, of ths style of early English Gothic. It is thought that it probably stood et one time on the old road from Colne to Wycollar, but it is now enclosed in Emmott Hall grounds. Various opinions are given as to its uses. Some think that it was for the purpose of observing various religious rites by pilgrims passing on their way from Whalley and Colne into Yorkshire. This is highly improbable, because the present road over the Harders Inn is a modern one, and the old high road did not pass Emmott Hall, but led from Colne to Winewall, through Wycollar Valley until it reached Hill Cross on the Moor.
The most interesting object in the grounds is the Holy Well or Saints'
Well. It is 18 feet long, 16 feet wide, and nine feet deep, with 14 steps
leading to the bottom. It is now used as a wishing well, the water
being as clear as crystal.
I have copied this page from the Emmott-Mulligan website without their permission but, as they did not acknowlege my e-mails, I am assuming they do not object - Barry Emmott