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Borwick Hall, Borwick

Description: Borwick Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 181805

OS Grid Reference: SD5255773028
OS Grid Coordinates: 352557, 473028
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1509, -2.7279

Location: Borwick Lane, Borwick, Lancashire LA6 1JU

Locality: Borwick
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA6 1JU

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Listing Text


4/39 Borwick Hall
4. 10. 1967

House, now Residential Centre. Late C16th with C14th remains. Rubble,
partly roughcast, with sandstone dressings and slate roof. Main front faces
south-west and is of 7 bays. Bays 1-5 are of 1595 and have 2 storeys with
attics and mullioned and transomed windows. At the left is a one-bay
cross-wing. Over the central bay of the hall is a gabled stone attic dormer.
At the right is a projecting gabled porch of 2½ storeys having a semi-circular
cyma-moulded head to the outer doorway and moulded impost band. The inner
doorway is moulded with a studded oak door. Above the outer door is a coat
of arms added by Mr. George Marton who bought the house in 1854. To the
right is the c14th peel of 4 storeys whose floors do not align with those of
the C16th wings. It has a battlemented parapet and late C16th windows,
transomed except for the lowest, semi-basement, floor which is simply
mullioned. To the right of the peel is a 1-bay gabled projecting wing of
3 storeys with attic with mullioned windows, said to be earlier than the
1595 wing (V.C.H.).

The front has two continuous drip courses, interrupted by the peel tower,
with gable copings, kneelers and finials. The right-hand return wall has
two chimney stacks corbelled out at 1st floor level. At the rear of the
peel is a wing running north-east similar in style to the 1595 wing but said
to be earlier (V.C.H.). At right-angles to it is a narrower wing forming a
courtyard with the rear of the hall and having a projecting timber framed

Interior. The hall is lined with square C17th panelling. The fireplace is
moulded with a 4-centred head with initials 'RB', said to be a reconstruction
(V.C.H.). A moulded stone doorway leads to the front room of the cross-wing
which has a fireplace with 4-centred head having spandrel decoration. The
main room of the rear wing has a wide chamfered segmental-arched fireplace
in the main room, once the kitchen. Rising from the rear of the hall to the
attic is a stone closed well stair. At attic level, on the platform above
the closed well and extending to form a balustrade, are alternate narrow and
wide columns supporting a coping inscribed 'Alixander Brinsmead Mason 1595'.
On the 1st and attic floors close-studded timber-framed partitioning is
visible in a number of rooms.

Listing NGR: SD5257373045

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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