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Ashton Hall, Thurnham

Description: Ashton Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 182256

OS Grid Reference: SD4616757303
OS Grid Coordinates: 346167, 457303
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0089, -2.8229

Location: Thurnham, Lancashire LA2 0AJ

Locality: Thurnham
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 0AJ

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Listing Text


8/191 Ashton Hall
1-8-1952 Formerly listed under ASHTON


Mansion, now used as golf club house. C14th and 1856. Sandstone with slate
roofs. Comprises a medieval tower of redder stone, of rectangular plan with
diagonally set angle towers and with embattled parapet, with additions to
north in grey stone on site of wing of c.1600, now demolished. East front has
tower at left, of 2 storeys with basement. The basement has a 4-light
mullioned window of C17th type. Above are 2 windows with plain stone
surrounds and glazing bars. The right-hand one is sashed and has the upper
glazing bars intersecting. Above it on the 1st floor is a similar window. To
the right of the tower is a section of one storey with basement, and an
embattled parapet. It has a porch with octagonal corner turrets and a moulded
doorway with pointed head approached by a flight of stone steps. On each side
is a mullioned and transomed window, with a canted bay window at the far left.
At the right of the facade is a tower balancing the one at the left, but
smaller and with square corner turrets carried upwards at the front corners.
It is of 2 storeys with basement and has a canted bay window on the ground
floor. The south wall of the south tower has 3 bays between the corner
turrets which have sashed windows with glazing bars which form Gothick tracery
at their heads and with plain stone surrounds. On the west side the central
section has a moulded doorway with pointed head, approached by stone steps
similar to those to the east. Interior not fully accessible at time of
survey. Entrance hall in central section of building has open timber
hammer-beam roof with carved pendants. This continues in the dining room to
the south. Hall has carved stone fireplace and timber doors and doorcases in
Gothic style.

Listing NGR: SD4616757303

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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