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Description: Sowerby Hall
Date Listed: 3 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185022
OS Grid Reference: SD4748538497
OS Grid Coordinates: 347485, 438497
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8401, -2.7995
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SD 43 NE INSKIP-WITH-SOWERBY
8/10 Sowerby Hall
House, early C17th. Pebbledashed brick with slate roof. 2 storeys with
attic. East elevation has sashed windows with glazing bars and plain
reveals. At the left is a one-bay cross-wing. To its right is one bay
lighting the housepart. Further right is a 2-storey gabled porch whose
low 1st floor window has a segmental head. To the right is a one-bay
single-storey outshut of C19th stone under pebbledash. The outer doorway,
to the left of the centre of the porch, has plain reveals. The inner plank
door is studded and has strap hinges. The right-hand return wall of the
cross-wing has a modern window with plain reveals, formerly an external
entrance to the parlour. Chimneys on south wall of cross-wing and in line
with front door, the latter having coupled caps. Interior. A lobby-entry
is formed by 2 back-to-back hearths, now blocked. The central room has 2
axial chamfered main joists with scroll stops and an ovolo-moulded firehood
bressummer. The cross-wing also has 2 chamfered main joists. On the 1st
floor landing is a 3-light mullioned window of plastered brick, now blocked
by a later extension. The roof over the central room is said to have 2
upper-cruck trusses. The house is described and illustrated in detail in
Watson, R.C. and McClintock, M.E., Traditional Houses of the flylde,
Lancaster, 1979. They suggest that the northern room is earlier than the
rest of the house and that a pattern visible on the north wall in burnt
headers before the house was pebbledashed represented the date 1603.
Listing NGR: SD4748538497
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Source: English Heritage
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