TODAY, we take a look back at the fascinating history of a hall.

This aerial shot from the Lancashire Telegraph picture archives was taken in July 1982 when the hall had fallen into disrepair.

The hall was built in 1798 for cotton magnate Henry Sudell.

In 1827 it became the home of John Fowden, Hindle, High Sheriff of the county, before eventually becoming the property of the Thwaites family, in 1849.

Eventually, in 1949, the contents of Woodfold were auctioned off and the roof was taken off the hall soon after.

This was a way of avoiding paying the rates and certain taxes.

The derelict hall then detoriated for the following five decades.

The shell of the hall has been completely refurbished in recent years and the hall has been turned into luxury apartments.