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Quernmore Park, Quernmore

Description: Quernmore Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182240

OS Grid Reference: SD5165262767
OS Grid Coordinates: 351652, 462767
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0586, -2.7401

Location: Quernmore Road, Lancaster LA2 9HN

Locality: Quernmore
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 9HN

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Listing Text


5/176 Quernmore Park
(Formerly listed as Quernmore
4-10-1967 Park, Hall)

- II*

Country house, 1795-8, probably by Thomas Harrison, remodelled by Alexander
Mills in 1842. Sandstone ashlar with hipped slate roof. A symmetrical
composition with a main block linked to pavilions set back on each side. Main
block of 3 storeys, and 5 bays on north, south and east sides. Windows sashed
with glazing bars and plain ashlar reveals. 1st floor sill band. Cornice
with blocking course. East front has tetrastyle Ionic portico added by Mills.
Links each of one storey and 3 bays, with blank niches over the windows, which
are sashed with glazing bars, except for the middle window of the north link
which is now unglazed. The pavilions are of one bay and 2 storeys each and
have pedimented gables and 1st floor sill bands. Their ground-floor windows
are tripartite with baseless Doric columns as mullions. The southern pavilion
has sashed windows Doric columns as mullions. The southern pavilion has
sashed windows, the 1st floor sill now lowered. The northern pavilion, in a
derelict condition, has sashed windows with glazing bars. Inside, Mills
created a 2-storey central hall with Grecian plasterwork. On the ground floor
are pilasters, above are columns and pilasters, and openings to a landing.
Above is a lantern and coved ceiling. Drawings of proposed alterations by
Mills are in the Lancashire Record Office.

Listing NGR: SD5165262767

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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