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Conduit Mouth Approx. 45 Metres North of Ashton Hall, Thurnham

Description: Conduit Mouth Approx. 45 Metres North of Ashton Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 182261

OS Grid Reference: SD4614757361
OS Grid Coordinates: 346147, 457361
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0094, -2.8232

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


8/196 Conduit mouth approx. 45 metres
north of Ashton Hall
(Formerly listed with Ashton
1-8-1952 Hall as arch forming
entrance of the beck to
the fish pond under


Conduit mouth, 1858, re-using some dressings of c.1600. Squared sandstone
blocks. Comprises a stone-lined circular shaft with low coping and iron
railings. The walls are carried over a stream by low bridges with segmental
arches. On the east side the ground level is lower. Set above the bridge,
facing east and flanked by retaining walls, is the upper part of the
frontispiece removed from Ashton Hall (q.v.) during C19th rebuilding. It has
2 sets of paired Ionic columns on decorated pedestals supporting an
entablature with decorated frieze. Above is a decorative gable and ball
finials, now overgrown by ivy and difficult to distingush. Between the
columns is an architrave with round head, carved keystone, and impost blocks.
It new frames a plaque inscribed: 'These remains were removed from the
Old Hall AD 1858'. A drawing by John Weld, in the Lancashire Record Office
(DP/386), shows the house from the west in 1835, including the frontispiece.

Listing NGR: SD4614757361

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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