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Description: Lane Ends House
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 184421
OS Grid Reference: SD4878114876
OS Grid Coordinates: 348781, 414876
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6279, -2.7759
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MAWDESLEY SMITHY LANE
SD 41 SE
12/167 Lane Ends House
House. Early C18, with wing of earlier C17. High stone plinth with
chamfered coping, handmade brick, stone slate roof hipped at left end over
front bay of earlier part. Double-depth 2-bay plan added to side of
earlier part, which forms a receding left wing. Two and a half storeys,
symmetrical (except for wing); 2-course 1st floor band, 3-course 2nd floor
band; central door with 6 fielded panels, the topmost shouldered; 2
segmental-headed windows on each floor, all with wooden transoms and
mullions making 6 lights, the lower in the centre a sliding sash, and all
with leaded glazing making 54 panes; breaking the eaves, 2 inserted windows
under hipped dormers; chimneys at right gable and at left junction. To the
left the gable end of the wing (which appears here as a lean-to) is marked
by stone quoins, has 2 segmental-headed stairlights and one similar window
on each floor, all these with glazing like that in the main facade, and a
small lean-to addition to the return wall. Rear: large modern 2-storey
addition to 1st bay; in 2nd bay a segmental-headed 36-pane sash at ground
floor and a segmental-headed cross window with sliding sash and glazing
like that at front; 2 dormers in eaves. Interior (inspected only in part):
rear bay of wing has a large beam with stopped 1/4-round moulding; attic is
Roman Catholic chapel open to the roof, containing large kingpost roof
truss, access to this part being by staircase at junction with wing;
doglegged staircase, with closed string and slim turned balusters.
History: associated with local old Catholic family of Finch since at least
the late C17, and still in their possession; used for mass since C17.
Reference: A. Hewitson ("Atticus") Our Country Churches and Chapels,
(Preston, 1872), p.239. Note on windows: very rare survival of
Listing NGR: SD4878114876
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