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Rectory, Croston

Description: Rectory

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 184324

OS Grid Reference: SD4906418408
OS Grid Coordinates: 349064, 418408
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6597, -2.7722

Location: A581, Croston, Lancashire PR5 7HB

Locality: Croston
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR5 7HB

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Listing Text

SD 41 NE
8/72 Rectory (Formerly listed as
22.10.52 Rectory House and gateway)

Rectory. Dated 1722 on downspouts, but part earlier; altered. Stuccoed
brick, 3-span stone slate roof. Approximately rectangular plan formed by 3
parallel ranges with gables to front. Three storeys; almost symmetrical
7-bay facade in baroque style with a central bow and Dutch gables to the
outer slopes of the flanking wings; central panelled door has architrave of
Corinthian semi-columns and open pediment containing a shield with bishop's
mitre and lettered FORTITER ET FIDELITER; 12-pane sashed window above has
architrave of Corinthian pilasters with consoled sill and dentilled cornice,
other windows in the bow are curved, segmental-headed and similarly sashed
except at 2nd floor which has 9-pane sash in centre and painted 6-pane
blind windows each side; in the angles with the wings are downspouts with
ornamental rainwater heads retained by brackets lettered 1722. The gable
of the left wing is narrower than the right, both have 2 segmental-headed
12-pane sashes at ground and 1st floor, the left has one similar
square-headed window at 2nd floor and the right has 2 small
segmental-headed 6-pane sashes. A horizontal parapet with moulded coping
carried round the bow and out to the apexes of the gables disguises the
gables of the facade but the line of these is marked by a surface strip.
The return walls and rear have windows matching those at the front, and at
the rear the gable of the west wing is higher than the others, which have
hipped roofs. Ridge chimneys. Interior: 3-bay Corinthian screen to
entrance hall, which has coffered ceiling; in east wing a room with similar
ceiling, and full-height wainscot of fielded panelling.

Listing NGR: SD4906418408

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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