SKULL HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1073003
Date first listed:
28-May-1981
Statutory Address:
SKULL HOUSE, BEACON VIEW

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Location

Statutory Address:
SKULL HOUSE, BEACON VIEW

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
West Lancashire (District Authority)
Parish:
Wrightington
National Grid Reference:
SD 52324 09975

Details

WRIGHTINGTON BEACON VIEW SD 50 NW Appley Bridge

10/89 Skull House 28-5-1981 II

House. Probably late C17 with earlier remains, altered C19 and C20. Pebbledashed brick and stone with remains of cruck frame. Artificial stone roof. North wall has central 2-storey gabled range which has a recessed 6-light chamfered mullioned window. The other windows have plain reveals. To its left is a shallow window and on the 1st floor a C20 casement. To the left and right are wings of one storey with attic. The left-hand one has a door to the right of a window. The right-hand one has a door to the left of its window. Chimneys to right of left-hand wing and towards rear of ridge of middle range. Attached to the east gable wall of the left-hand wing is a large water trough cut from a single block of sandstone. Interior: left-hand wing contains cruck truss partly visible in wall to left of doorway. The left-hand room has chamfered and stopped common joists and an ovolo-moulded spine beam. The joists are supported on a clamp pegged to the cruck tie-beam. At the junction between the middle range and the right-hand wing there is said to be a second cruck truss, now covered. The north room of the middle range has ovolo-moulded main joists. The south room has 2 similar joists which are lodged on a roll-moulded firehood bressumer. A C17 plank door opens into an extension on the west side.

Listing NGR: SD5232409975

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
357865
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: 09 May 2002
Reference: IOE01/06026/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Black. Source Historic England Archive
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