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Cragg Hall, Wray-with-Botton

Description: Cragg Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 October 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 182656

OS Grid Reference: SD6244866884
OS Grid Coordinates: 362448, 466884
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0965, -2.5757

Location: Wray, Lancashire LA2 8QT

Locality: Wray-with-Botton
Local Authority: Lancaster City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: LA2 8QT

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Listing Text


2/120 Cragg Hall
- II

House, 1693 with possible early C17th remains. Sandstone rubble with stone
slate roof. Unusual plan, with gable entry and with double depth achieved
by having a long front range and 3 short parallel roofs at rear. 3
storeys, with 2 moulded drip courses. Windows on ground and 1st floors
double-chamfered. At the left is a blocked window, then one of one light,
and 4 of 2 lights with sills lowered. At the left on the 1st floor there
is a blocked window. Further right there are 2 of 2 lights. A 3rd window,
to the right, has been altered and has blocked surrounds to left and
right. The 4 2nd floor windows have rebated and chamfered surrounds with
their central mullions removed. The present doorway, to the right of the
2nd 2-light window, is a C19th insertion and has a chamfered surround. The
gables have copings with kneelers and chimneys with weathered offsets and
moulded cornices. The original doorway is in the west gable wall. It has a
moulded surround with shaped lintel inscribed: '1693 WB IB'. The lintel is
flanked by detached inverted console brackets and has a broken segmental
pediment. Partly within the pediment is an attached ball finial with a
base inscribed: 'HB'. Above the doorway the lst and second floors each
have a cross window with flat-faced mullion and transom, cyma-moulded
surround, and cornice. To the left the west wall of the rear wing has a
3-light window to each floor, the upper one with stepped centre light.
Inside, the main room has a wide fireplace with moulded segmental arch. To
its right is a moulded doorway, now blocked, but originally entering the
lobby which formed the main entrance. The rear wall of this room has 2
chamfered doorways, one now blocked leading to the kitchen and one leading
to the stair hall. The rear wall of the kitchen has a wide fireplace,
somewhat altered. The open-well stair has a closed string and barley-sugar
balusters. Recorded by RCHM in May 1981. Their report suggests that the
main fireplace may have replaced a firehood and that the dividing wall
between the 2 front rooms was originally of timber.

Listing NGR: SD6239266885

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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