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High Brake Hall, Accrington

Description: High Brake Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183815

OS Grid Reference: SD7746031085
OS Grid Coordinates: 377460, 431085
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7756, -2.3435

Locality: Accrington
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 6LZ

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Listing Text

SD 73 SE
3/18 High Brake Hall
- II

House, c.1800, recently used as offices (now unoccupied) with house
attached at rear. Ashlar facade, otherwise coursed rubble, hipped
slate roof concealed by a parapet. Rectangular plan, 2 storeys,
symmetrical in severe Georgian style. Facade of 5 bays has plinth,
band at ground floor, sill band at 1st floor, moulded cornice and low
parapet; door with semicircular fanlight and open-pedimented Doric
surround, and windows sashed without glazing bars. Ground floor
windows probably lengthened. Right return wall buttressed. Rear
extension parallel, full length, 2 bays and 2 1/2 storeys, windows mostly
coupled. History: built for Richard Fort (co-founder of Broad Oak Calico
works in 1782) and used as boarding school in early C19,
(attended, e.g., by various members of manufacturing family Hargreaves)
(Ainsworth Homesteads; Baines Directory 1825; Crossley Captains)

Listing NGR: SD7746031085

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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