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Lancaster (District Authority)
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SD 65869 75822



3/134 Over Hall 4-10-1967 GV II*

House, 1687 and possibly early C17th, with mid C19th additions and alterations. Pebbledashed rubble with slate roof.2 storeys. Facade has central section of 2 bays, with a one-bay cross-wing to the right and a one-bay C19th tower at the left. Between the 2 central bays is a single-storey gabled porch. The window are rebated and chamfered with mullions. To the left of the porch are ones of 4 lights and one light. To the right is one of 5 lights. On the 1st floor the windows are of 3 and 4 lights. A drip course over the ground floor continues around the porch. The cross-wing has a one-light ground-floor window and a 2-light 1st floor window. The tower, with a pyramid roof behind an embattled parapet, has 6-light chamfered mullioned and transomed windows. The porch has an outer chamfered doorway with restored Tudor-arched head. Above is a re-cut plaque inscribed 'CM 1687'. The inner doorway is moulded. Inside, the floor has been removed from the central room in the C19th, forming an open hall with gallery. Its left-hand wall has a wide cyma-moulded fireplace with segmental arch and with masons' marks on the voussoirs. It is flanked by moulded doorway with basket arches. The open roof has a central truss of late Cl7th type, with a tie beam, raking queen struts, and a short king post rising from a high collar, braced to the ridge. The right-hand wall has the Tudor-arched head of a blocked fireplace at the former 1st floor level, now supported on corbels. A moulded doorway similar to those in the left-hand wall leads into the cross wing. Around 3 walls are C17th fixed panelled benches. Behind the tower, towards the left of the house, is a dog-leg stair with closed string, turned balusters, and moulded handrail. Underneath the 2nd flight is a board, now painted black but with lettering visible in relief which shows that it was originally a toll board. The cross-wing has ceiling beams with deep chamfers of early C17th type, and a straight flight of stone steps with C17th turned balusters and handrail. In the rear wall is a wide fireplace with chamfered jambs, moulded imposts, and a cyma-moulded segmental arch with keystone.

Listing NGR: SD6586975822


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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: 02 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/14484/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek Le Mare. Source Historic England Archive
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