Our sustainability and heritage values are embedded in our crest and motto. The stag represents our link to the Forest of Bowland, and the name Parker comes from ‘Park Keeper’, with Robert being the latest Parker to be granted the title Bowbearer of the Forest of Bowland. The motto ‘Nec Fluctu Nec Flatu Movetur’ – neither wind nor wave shall move us – is apt after continuous occupation for over five hundred years. Together in our Coat of Arms they demonstrate the complete interdependence between the family, the Forest of Bowland and the house.
Browsholme Hall is an historic visitor attraction established in 1958, featuring a Grade I listed Tudor Hall, displaying a pre-eminent collection of artefacts of museum quality and a recent restoration of a 18thC building for functions and events. Browsholme tells a social story of family and local history over 500 years; its origins within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its interaction with the local and regional community.
We aim to give our visitors a great day out while demonstrating that history and wildlife sustainability matter in a serious yet entertaining way. We believe that traditional buildings and estates once reliant on inefficient practice can be transformed, by the introduction of a sustainable business policy that can enhance the lives of visitors, employees and thereby build a stronger community.
Browsholme connects people with their past as a way to better understand a sustainable future. Sustainability is at the heart of Browsholme Hall & The Barn, it is a major part of the message we communicate to visitors. We encourage people to look at what we do and we inspire them to take our methods into their own lives.