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Abbeystead, Over Wyresdale

Description: Abbeystead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 182573

OS Grid Reference: SD5672554505
OS Grid Coordinates: 356725, 454505
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9848, -2.6614

Location: Strait Lane, Abbeystead, Lancashire LA2 9BQ

Locality: Over Wyresdale
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 9BQ

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Listing Text


12/37 Abbeystead

Country house, built by Douglas and Fordham as a shooting lodge for the
Earl of Sefton in 1886. Sandstone rubble with slate roofs. Elizabethan
style. Two main ranges at right angles form the south and east sides of an
entrance courtyard. On the east side subsidiary buildings are grouped
around a second courtyard. 2 storeys with attics. Elevations irregular, with mullioned or mullioned and transomed windows, projecting bay windows,
and gables with ball finials. Main part of south facade has 4 gabled
projections with canted sides, each of a different size and design. To
each side of the 2nd projection are gabled attic dormers. Chimneys have
tall shafts. The main entrance is through a porch on the north side of
this range. Above the outer Tudor-arched doorway are the Molyneux arms
carved in stone. The range on the east side of the courtyard incorporates
a 4-storey tower. Inside, the hall has 2 moulded stone fireplaces dated
1887 with simple stone surrounds surmounted by fluted Ionic columnettes
bearing small figures carved in the round. Small-panelled overmantles bear
the Molyneux arms. Towards the rear of the room is a timber arcade. Other
rooms have ceilinqs with carved ribs with low-relief panels between. The stair has barley-sugar balusters.

Listing NGR: SD5672554505

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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