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Old Well Hall, Downham

Description: Old Well Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 April 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183341

OS Grid Reference: SD7857444159
OS Grid Coordinates: 378574, 444159
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8932, -2.3275

Location: Main Street, Downham, Lancashire BB7 4BW

Locality: Downham
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 4BW

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Listing Text


13/22 Nos, 15, 16, 17 and 18 (Old Well Hall)
(Formerly listed as Old Well Hall)

Row of 3 houses, formerly one, C17th. Rubble with sandstone dressings
and stone slate roof. 2 storeys with attic. Windows double-chamfered
with mullions and hoods. No,15 (at the left) has a 5-light window on
each floor. At the right on the 1st floor is a chamfered window surround
of C19th type. Below is a door with chamfered surround of C19th type with
Tudor-arched head. The central house (nos. 16 & 17) had a gabled porch
with the upper storeys oversailing on a cyma-moulded string. To the
left are windows of 3 lights and 2 lights, the latter modern but in keeping.
On the 1st floor is one of 3 lights. To the right of the porch is a
5-light ground-floor window and one of 4 lights on the 1st floor. At the
far right on both floors is a chamfered fire window with segmental head,
the 1st floor one being blocked. The porch has a 2-light 1st floor window.
Above it is a blocked oculus with cyma-moulded surround. Below it is a
blank rectangular plaque with cyma-moulded surround. Both return walls
of the porch have blocked one-light chamfered windows with segmental
heads. The outer porch door has a cyma-moulded surround with segmental
head and moulded imposts. Set within it is a chamfered stone surround of
C19th type. The inner porch door is cyma-moulded with segmental head.
No,18, to the right, has a 5-light window on the ground floor and one of
4 lights on the 1st floor. The door, to the left, has a chamfered stone
surround of C19th type with Tudor-arched head. The right-hand gable wall
has later additions on the ground floor. On the 1st floor is a blocked
2-light mullioned window. Above are 2 blocked attic lights. Interior.
The middle house has a massive chamfered axial beam to its right-hand
room, with exposed chamfered and stopped common joists. The outline of
a wide chamfered stone fireplace can be seen through wallpaper. Above
the fireplace is a stone shield carved with a star. The interiors of
Nos. 15 and 18 were not accessible at the time of survey.

Listing NGR: SD7857444159

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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