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Waddow Hall, Waddington

Description: Waddow Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 183309

OS Grid Reference: SD7348442679
OS Grid Coordinates: 373484, 442679
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8796, -2.4048

Location: Waddington, Lancashire BB7 3LD

Locality: Waddington
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 3LD

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Listing Text


SD 74 SW

10/137 Waddow Hall
- II

Large house, late C18th with early C17th remains. Pebbledashed
rubble with slate roof. 2 storeys with attics, the south facade
having a continuous dormer added after the house was acquired by the
Girl Guide Association in 1927. Main block of 5 bays with projecting
quoins, moulded cornice, and parapet. The Windows have architraves and
are sashed, the lower panes having no glazing bars. The doorway, reached
by 4 steps, has a semi-circular head having a fanlight with radiating
glazing bars, and is flanked by Tuscan pilasters with broken fluted
entablature and open pediment with mutules. The attic storey is of 5
bays having similar windows, but with plain stone surrounds. Set back
slightly to the left are a further 4 bays, with projecting quoins, sill
bands, and a string course. The windows are similar to those of the
rest of the facade, but have plain stone surrounds. The attic storey
is of 5 bays; 4 axial chimney caps are set back from the ridge, with a
5th chimney on the left-hand gable. Towards the rear both gables- have
copings of C17th type. At the rear of the main house a section of
continuous drip course remains, truncated by a tall stair window with
plain stone surround and semi-circular head. To its right is a 4-light
mullioned window with outer chamfer and inner hollow chamfer, partly
reconstructed. Interior. The left-hand front room of the main block
has a plaster cornice, fluted frieze and band of festoons. The doors
of the 2 front rooms are of early-to-mid C19th type, having flat panels
with raised mouldings forming a border, The rear hall contains a flying
stair with stick balusters and swept handrail. 2 moulded main joists are
exposed, possibly C17th. A C17th decorated lintel, having a central
device of a head flanked by wings, is re-used over a fireplace. On the
flat floor of the western part of the house are hardwood main Ceiling
joists, not chamfered and only of moderate scantling. These are also
said to be part of an earlier house. A painting of 1690 hanging in the
house shows a building with early C17th details, and proportions similar
to those of the present house.

Listing NGR: SD7348442679

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Source: English Heritage

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