BURROW HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1362517
Date first listed:
04-Oct-1967
Statutory Address:
BURROW HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
BURROW HALL

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Lancaster (District Authority)
Parish:
Burrow-with-Burrow
National Grid Reference:
SD 61649 75917

Details

BURROW-WITH-BURROW SD 67 NW 2/31 Burrow Hall 4-10-1967 GV I

Country house, built c.1740 by Westby Gill for Robert Fenwick. Sandstone ashlar with slate roof. South facade a symmetrical composition of 7 bays, the 3 central bays projecting under a pediment, with chamfered quoins, dentilled cornice, and solid parapet. The windows have architraves and are sashed with glazing bars. The Ionic porch has a modillioned pediment. Within the main central pediment is a cartouche with festoons. 2 chimneys on ridge, at each side of the pediment. The cornice and parapet are continued on all facades. The east facade is 10 bays wide and has sashed windows with glazing bars and cyma-moulded stone surrounds. The doorway, in the 4th bay, has a surround of alternate rustication and a Tuscan porch with pediment. On the west side the south block and the north wing project to form an open courtyard. The windows are similar to those of the east facade. In the wall forming the east side of the courtyard are 2 doorways with architraves and triangular pediments. In the north wall of the south block is a stair window with round head. Interior has richly-decorated plasterwork attributed to Francesco Vassalli and Martino Quadry. The entrance hall has a Doric screen of 3 arches leading to the stair hall, a triglyph frieze, and a cornice with mutules and guttae. The ceiling has raised mouldings, corner medallions, scrolls, interweaving bands, and other Baroque ornament. Above the fireplace is a trophy of arms. The drawing room, to the right, is lined with raised and fielded panelling with an oak-leaf frieze. It has a marble fireplace and a doorcase with triangular pediment. The plaster ceiling is similar in style to that in the hall. The dining room, to the left of the hall, has unpainted oak panelling and a ceiling with medallions and more sparse ornament. The mahogany stair rises on 3 sides of an open well and has an open string with 3 turned balusters to each tread. The ceiling of the stair hall is another Baroque design, with medallions of Roman emperors and of Newton and Milton. The main 1st floor room is panelled, has a carved marble fireplace, and a ceiling with corner medallions of the Labours of Hercules and a sunk panel of Flora being offered a basket of flowers.

Listing NGR: SD6164975917

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
182325
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.

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