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Description: Capernwray Hall
Date Listed: 7 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 181899
OS Grid Reference: SD5460672201
OS Grid Coordinates: 354606, 472201
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1436, -2.6964
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SD 57 SW OVER KELLET BORWICK ROAD (OFF)
4/164 Capernwray Hall
Country House, 1844, by Edmund Sharpe, with later additions. Coursed,
squared sandstone blocks with slate roof. Perpendicular style, with the
facade almost symmetrical. 2 storeys, with 4-storey tower at the rear.
North front of 9 bays with 2 2-storey wings flanking a central recessed
5-bay range having a central 2-storey porch with corner turrets, all with
a continuous string course and battlemented parapets. Central range has
mullioned and transomed windows of 2 different designs. Wings have
traceried windows on the 1st floor, with a projecting bay to the ground
floor of the right-hand wing and 2 windows with pointed heads to the left-
hand wing. Porch has moulded doorway, and a stone oriel window on the 1st
floor with coat of arms. West front has 2 2-storey bay windows with
perpendicular tracery. South front has a canted bay window on the ground
floor at the left lighting the dining room. Towards the right is the tower
with battlemented parapet and angle turrets. At the right is a right-angled
wing of possible later date with mullioned and transomed windows of various
descriptions. The stable court, adjoining to the east, has its entrance at
the eastern side through a gatehouse with twin battlemented towers and ribbed
vaulting. The south tower supports a taller, narrower tower towards the rear
with pyramidal roof and bell openings. On its west face is a clock and carved
scroll 'MC AD 184 '. Interior. Staircase hall has open timber roof with tie
beams, short king posts and tracery infill. Stair has carved square newels,
octagonal balusters and a cantilevered 1st floor gallery. Dining room and
drawing room at the west side, have moulded timber ceilings and carved marble
fireplaces. Dividing the rooms is a C18th wooden screen said to be from
St. Mary, Lancaster (Pevsner) with Corinthian pilasters, attached columns
and carved entablature.
Listing NGR: SD5460672201
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Source: English Heritage
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