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Chorley (District Authority)
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SD 49064 18408


CROSTON GRAPE LANE SD 41 NE 8/72 Rectory (Formerly listed as 22.10.52 Rectory House and gateway) GV II

Rectory. Dated 1722 on downspouts, but part earlier; altered. Stuccoed brick, 3-span stone slate roof. Approximately rectangular plan formed by 3 parallel ranges with gables to front. Three storeys; almost symmetrical 7-bay facade in baroque style with a central bow and Dutch gables to the outer slopes of the flanking wings; central panelled door has architrave of Corinthian semi-columns and open pediment containing a shield with bishop's mitre and lettered FORTITER ET FIDELITER; 12-pane sashed window above has architrave of Corinthian pilasters with consoled sill and dentilled cornice, other windows in the bow are curved, segmental-headed and similarly sashed except at 2nd floor which has 9-pane sash in centre and painted 6-pane blind windows each side; in the angles with the wings are downspouts with ornamental rainwater heads retained by brackets lettered 1722. The gable of the left wing is narrower than the right, both have 2 segmental-headed 12-pane sashes at ground and 1st floor, the left has one similar square-headed window at 2nd floor and the right has 2 small segmental-headed 6-pane sashes. A horizontal parapet with moulded coping carried round the bow and out to the apexes of the gables disguises the gables of the facade but the line of these is marked by a surface strip. The return walls and rear have windows matching those at the front, and at the rear the gable of the west wing is higher than the others, which have hipped roofs. Ridge chimneys. Interior: 3-bay Corinthian screen to entrance hall, which has coffered ceiling; in east wing a room with similar ceiling, and full-height wainscot of fielded panelling.

Listing NGR: SD4906418408


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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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