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Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors

Description: Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 183865

OS Grid Reference: SD7401830091
OS Grid Coordinates: 374018, 430091
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7665, -2.3956

Location: A6185, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5JP

Locality: Clayton-le-Moors
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB5 5JP

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Listing Text


2/62 Dunkenhalgh Hotel

he item shall be amended to read CLAYTON-LE-MOORS BLACKBURN ROAD

Dunkenhalgh Hotel


SD 73 SW
2/62 Dunkenhalgh Hotel
11.7.1966 (Formerly listed under Blackburn Road)

Large house, seat of Petre family, substantially C19 but
incorporating parts of house first built by Judge Thomas Walmsley
c.1600; now hotel. Mainly coursed sandstone rubble (part rendered)
with ashlar facade; 3-span and 2-span roofs of slate and some stone
slate, with various clustered chimneys, and glazed circular lantern.
Compound T-shaped plan, formed by additions to part of C17 house.
Two storeys in castellated Tudor style. Symmetrical embattled 5-bay
centre range with embattled single storey porch and cross windows,
flanked by higher embattled crosswings which project slightly and
have different windows. Battlements of right wing carry round
5-bay west front which has in the centre an embattled ground floor
portal with corners continued as very high octagonal turrets with
embattled caps; between these the parapets is raised and carries
a coat of arms with motto "SANS DIEU RIEN"; and cross windows on
both floors. Rear is very irregular, but includes part of C17
range (altered) and attached to this a service wing (C18) with
arcaded ground floor. Interior: some ex situ panelling with very
elaborate early C17 oak overmantel lettered "TW" "AW" (said to come
from Hacking Hall); various early C19 plaster mouldings (friezes with
oak leaves etc); decoration in one room incorporating C17 and C18
portraits of members of Walmsley family; series of Cl7 roof trusses
with collars and trenched purlins. (Ainsworth Homesteads pp. 323-335).

Listing NGR: SD7401830091

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Source: English Heritage

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