The Bartens of Norton Lees

What’s in a name? The BARTEN family of Norton Lees, 1589-1668. Bishops’ House, as it is known today, has been variously described as an ‘old Mansion near Norton Lees’ [1818] and ‘Old Hall at Norton Lees [1823] in published engravings after a sketch by Edward Blore. By 1862 it had become celebrated locally as ‘an … Continue reading The Bartens of Norton Lees