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Blackburn with Darwen (Unitary Authority)
North Turton
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SD 72872 17496


SD 71 NW TURTON (off) ENTWISTLE HALL LANE Entwistle SD 728 174

7/109 Nos. 1-4 Entwistle Hall (formerly listed as Entwistle Hall (now 4 27.1.1967 dwellings)) GV II*

Manor house, probably C16, subsequently partitioned, altered and extended, now 4 dwellings (including farmhouse). Coursed sandstone rubble, roof of blue slates and some stone slates, one ridge chimney stack, 3 gable chimneys and a large external chimney stack at the right end. Facing south: central 3-bay hall range (No. 2) (possibly formerly aisled on north side) with projecting crosswings (Nos. 1 and 3), C17 wing to right of right wing (No. 4, farmhouse), low extension to centre of rear of hall. Two storeys; 1st floor of hall range has 3 horizontal rectangular windows of 2 square lights with flush mullions; otherwise, the present external features of the original hall and wings, comprising mainly altered and inserted windows and inserted doorways, are of less interest than the interior. The roof trusses of the hall range (which make 3 regular bays) are composed of heavy principals with raked struts, the tie-beams of those in the centre cambered and carried at the rear wall on inclined heads of timber posts; and there are stout windbraces to trenched purlins. Most of these members have tongue-stopped chamfer, one of the wall posts double-chamfered with a broad stop (other forming jamb of doorway with Tudor-arched head). To the east of the 2nd intermediate truss is another beam (with partition), the present chimney rising between them (possibly a former smoke bay). The ground floor of this range is divided on the east side of the 2nd truss (i.e. in 3rd bay) by a stone wall incorporating the chimney stack; chamfered beams, some carrying joists with tongue-stopped chamfer. Partition walls to both wings are of large framing on a stone plinth and have blocked doorways abutting the rear wall. There is a later staircase at the rear wall of the 3rd bay. The front bay of the east wing (No. 3) is formed of noticeably thicker stone walling on all 4 sides and the ground floor room is unusually deep, suggesting building ante-dating the rest of the house (part possibly C15); here there is some evidence of a former stone staircase piercing the rear wall in the corner next to the hall range (perhaps originally ¼-turned into it at 1st floor); and a double-shouldered segmental-headed stone fireplace. The C17 wing to right, of 2 bays (1st bay incorporated in No. 3) and 2 storeys has stone slate roof with moulded coping, kneeler and ball finial, chamfered doorway with large lintel, small round-headed window next to it, and 3 double-chamfered mullioned windows with hoodmoulds (4 lights at ground floor, 3 and 3 above); at right end the very large chimney stack has set-offs and a small round-headed firewindow in the front at ground floor. Interior: ceiling of entrance passage (now No. 3) has large oval moulded plaster panel with foliated patterns; fireplace of No. 4 is now mostly blocked stone-arched inglenook. History: manor of Entwistle held of the Hospitallers by the Entwistle family until mid-C16 when it passed to the Tyldesley family, who divided and sold it in 1657, at which date deeds mention "the Hall ... of 3 bays ... betwixt the parlour and the kitchen" and "out-Ileing adjoining to the Hall on the north side", and refer to the east end as "the kitchen containing 4 bays in length". (Reference: VCH Lancs V, pp. 283-4).

Listing NGR: SD7287217496


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Books and journals
Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1911), 283-284


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: 14 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01787/28
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David H Swain. Source Historic England Archive
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