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Ordnance survey map of THE GAZEBO AT ROSSALL SCHOOL
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The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Wyre (District Authority)
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SD 31390 44847


1. 5299 BROADWAY The Gazebo at Rossall School SD 34 SW 1/44 GV II

2. Early C18. Probably built either by Richard Fleetwood, who died in 1709, or his son Edward, the last Fleetwood in direct line, who died in 1757. Achievement of arms of Fleetwood over door. Red brick. Ashlar dressings. West elevation is of channelled ashlar (of Moresby Hall, Cumberland). Flat stone-paved roof on brick tunnel vaults. Moulded eaves cornice. Crenellated parapet with 3 moulded oculi per side. Channelled quoins. East side has 2 flights of 7 stone steps, converging on door With channelled jambs and voussoirs, which leads to an internal stone staircase to roof. 3 aspidal brick recesses on remaining sides. History The Gazebo was built in the grounds of Rossall Hall, which until 1931 stood on the site of Rossall School Dining Hall: the gazebo was axially placed opposite the front door. Before the Reformation Rossall was a grange of Deulacres Abbey, Staffs, and was tenanted by George Allen, whose cousin was Abbot of Deulacres. George Allen's younger grandson was the famous Cardinal William Allen (1532-94), founder of the English seminary at Douai, who was born and brought up here. The Cardinal's elder brother, Richard, was the last heir male, and on his death in 1583, his widow and their 3 daughters forfeited their goods and property for recusancy and fled to the Cardinal's protection at Rheims. Rossall passed to Edmund Fleetwood, whose father had purchased the reversion of the lease at the Dissolution. Thence it descended through the Fleetwoods and the Fleetwood-Heskeths. until Sir Peter Hesketh- Fleetwood (1801-66) gave it to Rossall School in 1844.)

Listing NGR: SD3139044847


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

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Date: 03 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/02702/03
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