BANK HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1362113
Date first listed:
22-Oct-1952
Statutory Address:
BANK HALL, LIVERPOOL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
BANK HALL, LIVERPOOL ROAD

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Chorley (District Authority)
Parish:
Bretherton
National Grid Reference:
SD 46256 20215

Details

BRETHERTON LIVERPOOL ROAD SD 42 SE 3/18 Bank Hall 22.10.52 GV II*

Mansion house, part said to be dated 1608, but mostly 1832-3 when it was altered, restored and enlarged; now (1985) derelict. Red brick with stone dressings, slate roofs. Long range on east-west axis, irregular in plan, with C19 additions on the north side and at both ends of the C17 house, the original plan of which is thereby obscured except for a projecting tower on the south side. Mostly 2½ storeys, the extensive C19 service wing to the east lower than the main ranges: The most prominent feature is the tower, square in plan and partly embraced by what was probably the C17 hall range, which contains the remains of the original staircase but is carried up to a great height above roof level; this has stone quoins, 4 original stone cross-windows with recessed ovolo-and-fillet mullions and transoms, and hoodmoulds, irregularly arranged on different levels, a C19 clockface above, and a parapet with angle and intermediate ornament in C17 style; but the rear (north) side recently collapsed. To the left the hall range has 2 unequal C19 bays, and 2 Dutch gables to the attic (and 3 similar gables on the north side, the C19 front). The west crosswing, the north wing, and the service end, are in matching C17 style and have similar gables and the roof is ornamented with several very tall slim chimney stacks with clustered diagonal flues. Apart from those in the tower, all openings appear to be C19, but some parts are obscured by the ivy growth of a long period of dereliction. Interior inspection not attempted, but remains of moulded plaster ceiling in C17 style (part exposing 1/4-round mounded beams) visible in hall range. Reference VCH Lancs VI pp.106-7.

Listing NGR: SD4625620215

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
184269
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Farrer, W, Brownbill, J, The Victoria History of the County of Lancaster, (1911), 106-107

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: 12 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01710/22
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