ASHTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1071756
Date first listed:
01-Aug-1952
Statutory Address:
ASHTON HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
ASHTON HALL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Lancashire
District:
Lancaster (District Authority)
Parish:
Thurnham
National Grid Reference:
SD 46167 57303

Details

SD 45 NE THURNHAM

8/191 Ashton Hall 1-8-1952 Formerly listed under ASHTON with STODDAY)

GV I

Mansion, now used as golf club house. C14th and 1856. Sandstone with slate roofs. Comprises a medieval tower of redder stone, of rectangular plan with diagonally set angle towers and with embattled parapet, with additions to north in grey stone on site of wing of c.1600, now demolished. East front has tower at left, of 2 storeys with basement. The basement has a 4-light mullioned window of C17th type. Above are 2 windows with plain stone surrounds and glazing bars. The right-hand one is sashed and has the upper glazing bars intersecting. Above it on the 1st floor is a similar window. To the right of the tower is a section of one storey with basement, and an embattled parapet. It has a porch with octagonal corner turrets and a moulded doorway with pointed head approached by a flight of stone steps. On each side is a mullioned and transomed window, with a canted bay window at the far left. At the right of the facade is a tower balancing the one at the left, but smaller and with square corner turrets carried upwards at the front corners. It is of 2 storeys with basement and has a canted bay window on the ground floor. The south wall of the south tower has 3 bays between the corner turrets which have sashed windows with glazing bars which form Gothick tracery at their heads and with plain stone surrounds. On the west side the central section has a moulded doorway with pointed head, approached by stone steps similar to those to the east. Interior not fully accessible at time of survey. Entrance hall in central section of building has open timber hammer-beam roof with carved pendants. This continues in the dining room to the south. Hall has carved stone fireplace and timber doors and doorcases in Gothic style.

Listing NGR: SD4616757303

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
182256
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 24 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/12870/31
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