Picture of the St Michael's church at Bracewell.
is a small hamlet at the north of Pendle. Henry VI (1421 -
1471) hid here (amongst other places) in his escape from the Yorkists after the Battle of Hexham in
1464. He was eventually captured in 1465 and sent to the Tower of London until
1470. You can still see "King Henry's Parlour" today - it's a barn.
Places of Interest
Turn left up the lane after Hopwwod Hall and Farm and church. The
barn is on the right, in front of the farm, alongside a small group of houses and
|2 [picture - see above]
|Main road through Bracewell
|Originally built by the Tempest family in the 11th century. The Tempests were
the lords of the manor and lived in the hall next door. A unique, 2-staged, 14th
century tower stands next to the nave. There are still some fragments stained glass
from the 14th century in some of the windows!
Bracewell Parishes Churches