What happened to Sir Henry’s mummy?

Advert for sale of Egyptian mummy at Walton Hall Walton-le-Dale Preston lancashire UK in 1835

When Sir Henry Hoghton, the last resident lord of the manor of Walton-le-Dale, died at the age of 67 in 1835 the contents of his manor house, Walton Hall, were put up for sale, including his Egyptian sarcophagus containing the mummy of a ‘princess’. It was ‘knocked down for £50’ to a man from Chorley.

The details of the auction give a fascinating glimpse into the life of the leisured class in the Preston district in the first half of the 19th century: The last days of Walton Hall.

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