Description: Withnell Fold Hall
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
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WITHNELL WITHNELL FOLD
SD 62 SW
6/228 Withnell Fold Hall
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
Source: English Heritage
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