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Claughton Hall, Claughton

Description: Claughton Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182367

OS Grid Reference: SD5723966067
OS Grid Coordinates: 357239, 466067
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0887, -2.6552

Location: Claughton, Lancashire LA2 9LA

Locality: Claughton
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 9LA

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Listing Text

SD 56 NE

7/72 Claughton Hall

Large house, c.1600 with C15th remains, moved to present site and
rebuilt 1932-5. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roofs. North front has 2
tall projecting towers. Between them the recessed part of the facade has,
at the far right, a projecting chimney stack. Adjoining it is a chimney
projecting on corbels at lst floor level. At the left is a similar
corbelled chimney. At each side of the doorway is a window of 3
round-headed lights. Above the door is an oriel with embattled transom and
sill. Its 4 upper lights have trefoiled heads. At each side is a window of
2 trefoiled lights. These C15th windows are said to have been removed from
the wing which remains on the original site of the house and forms
Claughton Hall Farmhouse (q.v.) The door has a chamfered surround with
triangular head. The right-hand tower has a hipped roof and an upper
storey with 2 8-light ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows
separated by a king mullion. On each return wall are 6 further lights. The
left-hand tower has a gable above a similar rebated and chamfered window,
which has 2 lights on the left-hand return wall and 8 on the right. This
tower projects from the right-hand side of the gable of a wing at right
angles and becomes wider at 1st floor level. This wing has a chimney on
its gable and is said to be otherwise C20th, the original wing in this
position forming Claughton Hall Farmhouse. The south facade has a 2-storey
gabled porch. The windows are rebated and hollow-chamfered on the ground
floor and ovolo-moulded above. All have mullions and transoms. To the left
are 2 of 6 lights, with one of 20 lights with king mullion on the 1st
floor. To the right are ones of 6 and 4 1ights on the ground floor, with
one of 8 lights above. The porch window has 2 transoms, with 18 lights at
the front and 6 on each return wall. The porch door has a moulded surround
with Tudor arch. The inner door has a chamfered surround. To the right the
C20th replacement wing projects and has mullioned and mullioned and
transomed windows. Inside, behind the central part of the facade, a 1st
floor hall has been formed using a cruck barn from Eardisley in
Herefordshire. There are 4 cruck trusses with collars, the purlins and
rafters being exposed. In this room is a moulded fireplace with triangular
head. To the east of the hall, at ground floor level, is linenfold
panelling from Grundisburgh in Suffolk together with other reconstructed
panelling. Re-set in a wall is a lintel carved with decorative motifs
which include a winged face.

Listing NGR: SD5723966067

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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