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Description: Rowley Hall at Sd 862330
Date Listed: 1 April 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 184043
OS Grid Reference: SD8622833030
OS Grid Coordinates: 386228, 433030
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7934, -2.2105
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SD 83 SE WORSTHORNE WITH
3/37 Rowley Hall at SD 862 330
House. Dated 1593 on restored lintel, enlarged and altered in late C18 or
early C19. Sandstone, part in roughly squared blocks with quoins, but
mostly watershot coursed with dressed quoins; stone slate roof. Formerly
probably L-shaped, but additions to left end and rear now make an irregular
plan, the main range on east-west axis now double-depth, with a wing at the
left (east) end. Two storeys; hall range has C19 rebuilt 2-storey gabled
porch at its left end, coupled with a gabled addition in the re-entrant
angle with the wing to the left; hall range has three 3-light recessed
windows with cavetto mullions and linked hoodmoulds at ground floor, 3
similar windows above, porch has moulded doorway with C19 4-centre-arched
head, shields in the spandrels lettered I M and 1593, a recessed 2-light
mullioned window above with hoodmould, gable coping with kneelers and ball
finials; addition to left has a 2-light window on each floor; re-entrant
wall of wing has a similar 2-light window, breaking the remains of an
earlier window on each floor, and its gable end has an inserted door, a C19
mullioned window of 3 lights at ground floor and 2 lights above.
Right-hand (west) gable end of hall range (coupled with gable end of rear
addition) has at ground floor a transomed 10-light window (C17, lengthened
downwards in C19) and a 4-light window above, both with hoodmoulds, and
stone coping with ball finials on apex and front kneelers; rear gable, has
similar windows in matching style, and there is a 2-light window below the
valley of the gables. Rear has similar C17-style windows, those at ground
floor with transoms. Various ridge chimneys. Interior: not inspected, but
hall part believed to contain large moulded arched stone fireplace.
History: belonged to Halstead family in C16 and C17. See VCH Lancs VI
Listing NGR: SD8622833030
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Source: English Heritage
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