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Chorley (District Authority)
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SD 54054 20165



2/117 Runshaw Hall - - II

Large house, dated 1862, now restaurant. Red brick with yellow stone dressings, hipped slate roof with bracketed eaves, various chimneys. Rectangular plan 6 x 3 bays. Two storeys: Italianate style with eclectic decoration. Entrance front at south end, where 1st bay breaks forward slightly; stone plinth, 2 bands at 1st floor level, rusticated quoins to all corners (vermiculated at ground floor level); doorcase close to angle with flat bay composed of panelled pilasters and heavily moulded entablature with a cornice, and suspended from the capitals of the pilasters prominent carved clumps of foliage; above this at 1st floor a window with banded jambs and stone head with segmental cornice. Left of door, 1st bay has a window on each floor with elaborately carved stone architraves: at ground floor a pedimented entablature carried by free-standing columns to the pediment and by flanking pilasters all with elaborately carved capitals; at 1st floor a Venetian window with moulded pilasters and cornices to the margin lights. Right of door is a large tripartite window with a cornice, and above this a pair of sashed windows with banded jambs and a cornice; the upper leaf of the sashed windows here (and of some at the sides) has round-headed glazing. West front has at left end 2 coupled bays (breaking forwards slightly) with interlocking pedimented gables and banded quoins, the left of these with a prominent semicircular 2-storey bay; east front has in the centre a pedimented gabled bay which breaks forward slightly, with banded quoins, and left of this at ground floor a service door with decorative head dated 1862; other features of these 2 sides are of less interest. At north west corner is an attached square-sectioned tower with a flat-roofed belvedere topped by ornamental railings. Interior: contains some contemporary decorative features.

Listing NGR: SD5405420165


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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: 28 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01760/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roy Finch. Source Historic England Archive
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