The Society had
been contacted by the owner of Houghton House Farm, School Ln.,
Euxton about a stone column in his garden which may be part of
an old Euxton Cross.
The house was purchased by the owner in 1980, when Kevill’s were
selling off the farm and barn, separately.
originally owned by Kevill’s grandfather (Halliwells) who lived
at Houghton House until 1914. Later the Woods family were
tenants who said the ‘Stone’ was reputed to have been taken to
Houghton House from the centre of Euxton (assumed somewhere near
the Parish Church) for safe keeping, prior to 1914. It was
described as ‘Euxton Cross’ by Kevill’s grandfather.
Farmhouse is a grade II listed building.
English Heritage Building ID: 357630
J.D. & B.H.
Houghton House Farm, front view.
Houghton House Farm, front view. It is interesting to note that
the old photo on the right shows another door to the right, now
converted to a window.
An old undated photo of Houghton House Farm.