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Chorley (District Authority)
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SD 56299 20123



3/111 Buckshaw Hall 11.7.1975 - II*

Manor house, probably early C17 or earlier, restored 1885, now unoccupied. Square-panelled timber-framing on a plinth of large sandstone blocks, with both wattle-and-daub and later brick infilling; slate roof with a chimney on the ridge, an external chimney at right side wall and another rising from the eaves behind this (all have brick flues with tumbled bricks between the flues, and the first 2 rise from stone stacks). H-plan with baffle-entry and 2-bay crosswings to a hall range; projecting staircase turret behind hall. All 2 storeys; left wing incorporates in the angle a 2-storey porch with its own gabled rooflet, and a board door with slightly arched wooden lintel pegged into flanking posts. Both wings have jettied 1st floors and gables, with plaster coves and ovolo-moulded bressummers carried on scrolled brackets. Front has angle-braced upper panels throughout the 1st floor and at ground floor of left wing; curled braces form lozenge-shaped upper panels at ground floor of right wing. Both gables have raking struts, and collars; both have wavy bargeboards and finials probably of 1885; left gable has ex situ datestone lettered ER , right has 1654. similar datestone lettered TR Large modern casements at ground C 1885. floor of centre and of right wing, otherwise one replacement sliding sash on each floor (all 3 lights except centre which is 4); close to front corner of left return wall of left wing is a 1st floor 3-light window with diamond-section wooden mullions. Rear has gabled staircase turret in centre. Interior: altered, but baffle-entry with back-to-back fireplaces at junction of hall part and north wing; that in the wing (kitchen) has large inglenook with stop-chamfered bressummer (and Victorian iron cooking range); some stone flagged floors; spiral newel post staircase in north wing; parlour in right wing has C17 stone fireplace (to external chimney) with ovolo-moulded jambs and head; stop-moulded beams; internal parition walls timber framed with wattle- and-daub infil, and original doorcases with 4-centred lintels: many joints numbered. Muntin and rail panelling now stored loose in parlour. Though now in poor condition, propped in some places and with a large hole in the rear wall, the building is probably the finest of its type in the present County of Lancashire.

Listing NGR: SD5629920123


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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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