Lathom House, former west wing

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1290908
Date first listed:
11-Aug-1972
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Mar-1993
Statutory Address:
Lathom House, former west wing, Hall Lane

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Location

Statutory Address:
Lathom House, former west wing, Hall Lane

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
West Lancashire (District Authority)
Parish:
Lathom
National Grid Reference:
SD 45960 09147

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 07/08/2020

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LATHOM HALL LANE (East side (off)) Lathom House, former west wing (Formerly Listed as: ORMSKIRK, LATHOM, Remains of Lathom Hall) 11/08/72 GV II* Wing of former country house. c.1730. By Giacomo Leoni; with additions to rear c.1862 by Mr Wyatt.

Sandstone ashlar, slate roof (formerly hipped). Rectangular double-depth plan on north-south axis, facing east, with a central through-passage; and various outbuildings arranged around a double courtyard to the rear. Palladian style.

Two storeys, 2:3:2 bays, the centre pedimented and breaking forwards slightly; with a plinth, banded quoins, first-floor band, and a moulded cornice with blocking course. The centre has a large round-headed archway with an architrave including banded semicolumns, run-out voussoirs, a panelled keystone and a cornice with blocking course, and damaged wooden gates. The ground floor has tall windows with Gibbs surrounds and cornices (all now boarded), and the first floor has small square windows with raised sills but otherwise plain surrounds.

Rising from the centre of the roof is an octagonal cupola with an oeil-de-boeuf in each side (some with remains of wooden louvres), a moulded cornice and an ogival stone cap with a large ball finial surmounted by a weathervane; and to each side is a chimney stack. The four-bay north return side (which is now propped with timber buttresses) has a doorway near each corner with triple keystone and pedimented Gibbs surround, Two windows between these with triple keystones and Gibbs surrounds, and at first floor four small windows like those at the front. The rear elevation is similar but simpler. The attached stable yard ranges are single-storey stables, coach-houses, etc, very much dilapidated at time of survey (1991). INTERIOR: very badly dilapidated at time of survey, the floors and roof of the northern portion collapsed, but the southern portion has remains of the plank panelling of former horse stalls.

Forms group with remains of garden wall attached to north-east corner (q.v.) and with ha-ha bounding south and east sides of former garden (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD4596009147

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
386290
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 05 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/00820/03
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