SUMMERHOUSE CIRCA 100 METRES EAST OF TURTON TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1241997
Date first listed:
27-Sep-1984
Statutory Address:
SUMMERHOUSE CIRCA 100 METRES EAST OF TURTON TOWER, CHAPELTOWN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
SUMMERHOUSE CIRCA 100 METRES EAST OF TURTON TOWER, CHAPELTOWN ROAD

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

District:
Blackburn with Darwen (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
North Turton
National Grid Reference:
SD 73150 15246

Details

SD 71 NW TURTON (off) CHAPELTOWN ROAD 7/107 Summerhouse c.100 metres east of Turton Tower - GV II*

Summerhouse, also known as Prospect Tower, C17, probably restored in C19; now derelict. Coursed sandstone rubble with quoins, cross-gabled roof (stone slate covering now missing). Square single-cell building. Raised single storey with basement level beneath, gabled on each side with finials on the gables and at each corner (mostly damaged or missing). South side has raised doorway with moulded surround and Tudor-arched head, and a single round-headed light with similar moulding on each side of the door, a continuous dripstone, which carries round the whole building, stepped over the door. Each of the other 3 sides has a recessed 5-light window with ovolo-moulded mullions; at the lower level the left side has a doorway with chamfered Tudor- arched surround and the rear has a 2-light window with hood-mould. No glazing in any of the windows. The building is on a prominent site and may have served as a standing for viewing the hunt. (Reference: Baines History of Lancashire, ed. Croston, vol.3, p,218: illustration only).

Listing NGR: SD7315015246

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
440688
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Baines, E, The History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster, (1888), 218

Legal

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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