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1268/10/75 BIGLAND HALL 25-MAR-70

II House. Late C16 and C17, remodelled and extended in 1809. Roughcast stone with slate roofs. EXTERIOR: South-east facade of 2 storeys and 5 bays; the central bay breaks forward. 1st floor sill band and top cornice and coped parapet; hipped roof; quoins. Windows are sashed with glazing bars, that to central bay of 1st floor has architrave, consoled frieze and cornice, the frieze with relief lion passant reguardant holding wheatear, blocks to ends with pairs of wheatears (Bigland). Entrance has Doric porch with paired columns; vaulting boarded over (1986); outer door and paired half-glazed inner doors and overlight with glazing bars. 2 cross-axial stacks, and 2 stacks to rear slope. Left return has conservatory and projecting flat-roofed block; round-headed stair window with glazing bars. Rear wing has double-pitch roof; sashed windows, most with glazing bars, left return has conservatory and large garage door; right return has projecting gabled wing with smaller parallel wing to rear, which has paired gable-end stacks with bell between. Rear has round headed stair window with glazing bars. INTERIOR: Extensive and complex multi-phase plan form with many surviving examples of panelled doors, moulded architraves, panelled window reveals, plaster cornices and a good range of hearths. Entrance hall has 2 busts in niches. Room in rear wing has fireplace bressummer, probably C16 or early C17, with initials: 'BMB NG' (The 'N' reversed). 'NG' originally thought to be date: 1161. Three of the reception rooms are thought to be attributable to John Hird, and some interior decoration possibly by Webster of Kendal. SD3546683146


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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: 26 Oct 2000
Reference: IOE01/02684/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr CJ Wright. Source Historic England Archive
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