Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1207314

Date first listed: 20-Dec-1991



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County: Lancashire

District: Preston (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: SD 51143 30236


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SD53SW PEDDER LANE, Ashton On Ribble 941-1/1/312 (West side) Ashton House


Formerly known as: Ashton Lodge PEDDER LANE Ashton On Ribble. Large house, now day care centre. Probably c.1810, enlarged and remodelled c.1850. Sandstone ashlar with brick rear walls, slate roofs. Formerly U-plan with side wings, modified by incorporation of rear courtyard and additions to rear. Two storeys; a symmetrical tripartite composition with a 5-window main range and 2-window wings linked to the rear corners; with a plinth, 1st-floor band carried round, plain frieze and moulded cornice with blocking course. The main range has a central 3-window segmental bow (enclosed at ground floor by an added rusticated and pilastered 3-bay porch with rounded corners and round-headed doorway and side windows), 2 tall windows at ground floor recessed in segmental headed arches with splayed voussoirs, and 5 shorter windows at 1st floor with raised sills; and a shallow hipped roof. Behind the ridge is a prominent rectangular added lantern which has a very large semicircular window in each side, with radiating mullions and glazing bars, all set in open-pedimented gables, and tall side-wall chimneys. The return walls have 5 windows on each floor. The side wings, treated as pedimented pavilions with narrow linking bays, each have a tripartite window at ground floor of the front and side walls, a round-headed doorway and side windows at ground floor of the link, and plain windows above. All the windows now have C20 glazing. INTERIOR: central well (formerly open yard), with ornamental cast-iron balustrade to balcony, and very elaborate decoration including pilastered arcading and coffered barrel-vaulting; elaborate decoration in various rooms. History: residence of Pedder family, founders of Preston's first bank, and probably remodelled by Edward Pedder who inherited in 1846 and died in 1861, when it was discovered that he had used bank funds for private purposes. Has similarities with design by Soane for unnamed villa in Lancashire (drawing in RIBA collection). Forms group with former coach-house (etc) opposite (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD5114330236


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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 25 Lancashire,

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