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DOWNHAM HALL

List Entry Summary

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

Name: DOWNHAM HALL

List entry Number: 1072125

Location

DOWNHAM HALL

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

County: Lancashire

District: Ribble Valley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Downham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 13-Dec-1977

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 183326

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History

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Details

SD 78 44 DOWNHAM

13/7 Downham Hall 13.12.1977 GV II*

Country house, 1835, by George Webster, with later alterations and with some remains of c.1600. Limestone and sandstone rubble with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Grecian style. 2 storeys with attics. North facade has 2 outer projecting wings of 2 bays each. The central bay of the facade projects with a pedimented gable and a single-storey tetrastyle portico of unfluted Greek Doric columns. This central section is linked to the wings on the ground floor. On the 1st floor it is linked to the main front by 3-sided projections. Windows sashed with glazing bars and with aprons on the ground floor and a 1st floor sill band. The window of the central projecting bay is flanked by the shields of Henry de Lacy and John of Gaunt. Cornice and blocking course. Chimneys on ridge and above outer walls, some over windows. South facade a balanced composition with 2 outer projecting wings: the eastern one of 2 bays, the western of one bay. Central section of 5 bays with central porch of 2 paired antae, a C20th reconstruction in keeping. The west wing has masonry with traces of dressings from the earlier house. The west facade is of 3 bays, the central bay flanked by pilasters. The ground floor windows have architraves and cornices on console brackets, the outer ones with aprons, the central one now a door. On the east side of the house are later C19th additions. Interior has open-well stair with stick balusters and ramped handrail. Library has Grecian bookcases by Webster. Haworth, J. and Taylor, A. [Websters of Kendal.]

Listing NGR: SD7829844309

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Haworth, J, Taylor, A, The Websters of Kendal, (1973)

National Grid Reference: SD 78298 44309

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