WHITTINGTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1362568
Date first listed:
04-Oct-1967
Statutory Address:
WHITTINGTON HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
WHITTINGTON HALL

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

County:
Lancashire
District:
Lancaster (District Authority)
Parish:
Whittington
National Grid Reference:
SD 59629 76250

Details

SD 57 NE 1/201

WHITTINGTON Whittington Hall

4-10-1967

GV II* Country house, 1831-36 by George Webster, on site of earlier house. Sandstone rubble with slate roof. South facade is a symmetrical composition in a Jacobethan style 2 storeys with attics. Windows mullioned and transomed. On each side of the central porch is a 6-light ground-floor window with a cross window above. To each side 2 bays project forwards. The inner ones have 2-storey canted bay windows with embattled parapets. Above them, under a gable, is a stepped mullioned window. The outer bays are set back slightly and have cross windows on the ground and first floors and 2-light mullioned attic windows beneath smaller gables. The porch has octagonal corner turrets, a 6-light first floor window projecting as an oriel, and a stepped mullioned attic window under a gable. The door has a moulded Tudor-arched surround with a plaque over carved with a shield of arms. Above each storey there is a string course. The gables have copings with ball finials. To the left of the porch a tower is visible towards the rear of the building, of 3 storeys with an embattled parapet and an octagonal corner turret. The east facade has a single-storey porch with Tudor-arched doorway between the gable of the front range and a second gabled projection. Set back to the right are 3 bays which are said to incorporate masonry from an earlier house. On the east and south sides there is a raised terrace, with 2 pairs of gatepiers and steps on the east side. On the south side the retaining wall contains the carriage entrance to the house, at cellar level, which has a splayed Tudor-arched surround. Inside, this doorway opens into a panelled lower hallway which has twin curved flights of stairs leading to the upper hall. The latter room has a fireplace said to be c.1500. The drawing room and dining room were remodelled in a Georgian style in the 1930s. One of the better houses in the Jacobethan style by Webster, who was a pioneer in its use. Copeland, B.M., Whittinqton, the Story of a Country Estate, Maney & Son, 1981.

Listing NGR: SD5962976250

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
182501
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Copeland, B M , Whittington the Story of a Country Estate, (1981)

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 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/09825/07
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