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Lancaster (District Authority)
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SD 47393 61753



SD4761NW CASTLE PARK 1685-1/6/54 (South side) 22/12/53 No.22


House. Early C18, altered and extended to the rear in 1765-66 and refronted c1800. Sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings on the front, random and coursed rubble and some ashlar at the rear. Slate roof with gable chimney stack to the right. L-plan, with a double-depth main range and a long narrow range to the rear. 3 storeys over a cellar and 2 bays under a prominent eaves cornice. All the windows have moulded architraves; those on the ground and first floors have 12-pane sashes, those on the second have 9 panes. On the left the doorway, up 5 steps with nosings, has a simple moulded architrave, a pulvinated frieze and a cornice, and a door with 9 raised and fielded panels under an over light with radiating glazing bars. The left edge of the facade is slightly overlapped by No.24 (qv) which projects, while the top floor rises above both adjoining properties. At the rear, the tall round-headed stair window, with imposts and a keystone, has Gothick intersecting glazing bars. The south end of the long rear wing - apparently adapted from a former outbuilding, since the east wall incorporates a blocked C17 doorway - was remodelled c1765 with a 2-storey canted bay, of ashlar on the first floor, which is approached externally by a fine curved stone staircase of nosed steps with iron stick balusters. INTERIOR: unusual plan resulting from alterations and additions. 2 ground-floor rooms contain very large rectangular stone fireplaces; the first of these rooms has doors with raised and fielded panels with L-hinges and a built-in cupboard with butterfly hinges. Geometrical staircase with stick balusters and a wreathed curtail. Adam-style fireplaces in the first-floor rooms, including the drawing room in the rear wing. HISTORY: the house probably antedates its neighbour, No.20 (qv), and was incorporated into it by Allan Harrison c1740. The rear extension was built at the expense of George Wilson (of Abbot Hall, Kendal) who married Harrison's daughter, Ann. The clerk of works appears to have been Richard Gillow. At that time the house was let to Thomas Saul, who later built High Street House, High Street, (qv).

Listing NGR: SD4739261749


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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: 04 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12816/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Chris Thoume. Source Historic England Archive
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