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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.


List entry Number: 1073504



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

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Goosnargh

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Jan-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 185928

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2/81 White Hill Farmhouse


Farmhouse, later C17, altered in C19. Coursed sandstone rubble with plinth and quoins (front painted white, rear rendered), slate roof. Modified T-plan: one-bay main range with projecting porch, 2-bay crosswing with stair turret in rear angle. Chimney at left gable, 2 side-wall chimneys to wing. Two storeys and garrets; 2-storey gabled porch close to left end has a moulded Tudor-arched outer doorway with a hoodmould from which rises a carved stone panel displaying a coat of arms with cresting (arms of Aughton branch of the Hesketh family), a 16-pane sashed window above; outer doorway contains modern double doors, inner has heavily studded oak door; narrow re-entrant to the right has a 3-light chamfered mullion window at ground floor, a blocked square window above; wing has a hoodmould to a former ground floor window in the re-entrant side, two 16-pane sashes on each floor of the gable. Right return wall of wing has hoodmould to a former window at 1st floor of the front bay, a single-storey lean-to porch to the other. Left end wall has a transomed 6-light window at 1st floor; rear has, inter alia, a 5-light chamfered mullion window with hoodmould at ground floor, a stairlight cross window and a garret light. Interior: altered, but contains large beams with tongue-stopped chamfer, principally in the present passage, in the front bay of the wing, and in the main range behind the porch, one of these on a large moulded corbel, and another, also supported by a corbel, flush with the rear wall of this part. History: built by Hesketh family (descended from Heskeths of Rufford) who were Catholics, inter-married with the Threlfalls of Ashes (Church Lane, q.v.), took part in the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, were attainted of high treason and consequently forfeited their estates. Reference: Fishwick Goosnargh pp. 159-62 (Other hall houses in this parish with comparable history include Bullsnape Hall and Blake Hall and Ashes and White Lee farmhouses, q.v.)

Listing NGR: SD5822240776

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Fishwick, , Goosnargh, (1871), 159-62

National Grid Reference: SD 58222 40776


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