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Bank Hall, Bretherton

Description: Bank Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 184269

OS Grid Reference: SD4625620215
OS Grid Coordinates: 346256, 420215
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6756, -2.8150

Location: Bretherton, Lancashire PR26 9AT

Locality: Bretherton
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR26 9AT

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Listing Text

SD 42 SE
3/18 Bank Hall

Mansion house, part said to be dated 1608, but mostly 1832-3 when it was
altered, restored and enlarged; now (1985) derelict. Red brick with stone
dressings, slate roofs. Long range on east-west axis, irregular in plan, with
C19 additions on the north side and at both ends of the C17 house, the
original plan of which is thereby obscured except for a projecting tower on
the south side. Mostly 2½ storeys, the extensive C19 service wing to the east
lower than the main ranges: The most prominent feature is the tower, square
in plan and partly embraced by what was probably the C17 hall range, which
contains the remains of the original staircase but is carried up to a great
height above roof level; this has stone quoins, 4 original stone cross-windows
with recessed ovolo-and-fillet mullions and transoms, and hoodmoulds,
irregularly arranged on different levels, a C19 clockface above, and a parapet
with angle and intermediate ornament in C17 style; but the rear (north) side
recently collapsed. To the left the hall range has 2 unequal C19 bays, and 2
Dutch gables to the attic (and 3 similar gables on the north side, the C19
front). The west crosswing, the north wing, and the service end, are in
matching C17 style and have similar gables and the roof is ornamented with
several very tall slim chimney stacks with clustered diagonal flues. Apart
from those in the tower, all openings appear to be C19, but some parts are
obscured by the ivy growth of a long period of dereliction. Interior
inspection not attempted, but remains of moulded plaster ceiling in C17 style
(part exposing 1/4-round mounded beams) visible in hall range. Reference VCH
Lancs VI pp.106-7.

Listing NGR: SD4625620215

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Source: English Heritage

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