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Withnell Fold Hall, Withnell

Description: Withnell Fold Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 184482

OS Grid Reference: SD6150823208
OS Grid Coordinates: 361508, 423208
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7039, -2.5845

Location: Withnell Fold, Withnell, Lancashire PR6 8AZ

Locality: Withnell
Local Authority: Chorley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR6 8AZ

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Listing Text

SD 62 SW
6/228 Withnell Fold Hall
- II

Large house, now old people's home. Dated 1898-99; for T.L. Park. Accrington
brick with sandstone dressings, red-tiled roof; some applied "half-timbering".
Irregular plan with principal front of approximately 5 bays. Two and a half
storeys, in eclectic vernacular revival style (and some baroque details);
centred on a 3-storey porch designed as an embattled tower gatehouse with
stairturret at right corner finished with a domed turret, an elaborately
moulded round-arched outer doorway, a canted oriel above, a 3-light mullioned
window at 2nd floor, and embattled stone parapet; the part to the left covers
the gable end of a receding wing, is 2 storeys but with the ridge of the roof
at full height of the tower, and has at the left corner a diagonal wing with
jettied upper floor of decorative half-timbering; in the re-entrant angle of
this a corbelled 1st floor turret breaks through the roof to a little
octagonal lantern with doomed copper roof; at ground floor level a small
buttress to an angle has a stone coping with lettered panel "18 T.L.P. 98".
Two-bay range to right of tower has a prominent 5-sided bay and a
mullion-and-transom window at ground floor, two mullioned windows with
round-headed lights at 1st floor, and 2 jettied half timbered gables with
wooden casements on brackets. There is a set-back wing at this end, with a
corbelled 1st floor turret in the angle, large mullion-and-transom windows
(etc), and south gable with jettied tile-hung upper floor, Queen Anne style
wooden windows, (etc). A small single-storey extension set back at the north
end, in a baroque style, appears to have been billiard room. Numerous tall
clustered chimneys. The interior is in similar style.

Listing NGR: SD6150823208

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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