Extwistle Hall and Attached Garden Wall at Sd 875 338, Briercliffe
Description: Extwistle Hall and Attached Garden Wall at Sd 875 338
Date Listed: 1 April 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 184007
OS Grid Reference: SD8760533800
OS Grid Coordinates: 387605, 433800
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8004, -2.1897
Location: Briercliffe, Lancashire BB10 3PW
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SD 83 SE BRIERCLIFFE WITH
3/1 Extwistle Hall with attached
garden wall at SD 875 338
Gentry hall-house, now farmhouse. C16 and C17, altered, partly destroyed
and remodelled in later C19. Coursed squared sandstone and coursed
sandstone rubble, with quoins, stone slate roofs on various levels, some
with gable copings and ball finials. Irregular plan of uncertain
development, with ranges on 3 sides of a small courtyard, the 4th side
enclosed by a high wall; hall range on south side, 3 high storeys with 1st
floor hall raised over a service basement (probably C17 rebuilding of C16
original); at the east end a low 2-storey crosswing (probably C16) and
attached to the north-east corner of this another low 2-storey range
(perhaps formerly lodgings); at the west end, overlapping the corner of the
hall and built to the same height, a projecting stair wing of 4 storeys,
which is the remodelled surviving element of formerly much larger crosswing
(probably later C17). Numerous features of interest externally, including
hall window of 15 + 15 lights with a king mullion, 2 transoms, and mullions
with ogee moulding, and at ground floor of rear of hall range a C16 window
of 3 round-headed lights with hollow spandrels and chamfered flush
mullions. Interior: in east wing, 2 king-post roof trusses (one open); in
hall range, lofty hall (now partitioned) with moulded arched fireplace
(blocked), remants of moulded plaster decoration including geometrical
patterns on ceiling, vine frieze, and foliated overmantel lettered "CRAS
NESCIO CUIUS". Home of gentry family of Parker from mid C16. For further
details see RCHM pp.135-7 et passim; VCH Lancs VI pp.472-3.
Listing NGR: SD8750033800
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