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Lancaster (District Authority)
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SD 59629 76250


SD 57 NE 1/201

WHITTINGTON Whittington Hall


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


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


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: 12 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/09825/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Stephen Appleby. Source Historic England Archive
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