THE OBSERVATORY 100 METRES SOUTH-EAST OF POND

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1308739
Date first listed:
13-Feb-1967
Date of most recent amendment:
22-Nov-1983
Statutory Address:
THE OBSERVATORY 100 METRES SOUTH-EAST OF POND, STONYHURST

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OBSERVATORY 100 METRES SOUTH-EAST OF POND, STONYHURST

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Ribble Valley (District Authority)
Parish:
Aighton, Bailey and Chaigley
National Grid Reference:
SD 69158 38871

Details

SD 63 NE AIGHTON, BAILEY STONYHURST CHAIGLEY

8/20 The Observatory, 100 metres south- east of pond (formerly listed as the Observatories Stonyhurst College under Hurst Green) 13.2.67 GV II

Observatory, 1838 by Mr. Tuach of Preston (Gerard, John, Stonyhurst College. Belfast, 1894, p.146), with underground magnetic chamber of 1866. Sandstone ashlar with timber and glass lantern and felted roof. Octagonal with 4 projecting pedimented wings, with projecting punched quoins and central circular lantern. Each wall of one bay. Windows have architraves with false keystones, some of which are cut through to allow telescopes to project. The door, in the gable of the north wing, is reached by 5 external stone steps and has an architrave with false keystone and a bracketed cornice. The underground room extends to the south-east and terminates with a retaining wall with parapet, 2 architraves to blank openings, and concave flanking walls.



Listing NGR: SD6915638870

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
182907
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gerard, J , Stonyhurst College, (1894), 146
Gerard, J , Stonyhurst College, (1894)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 25 Lancashire,

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: 30 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/04942/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr K. Foster. Source Historic England Archive
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