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Nos 1 and 2 Clifton Hill and Adjacent Chapel, Forton

Description: Nos 1 and 2 Clifton Hill and Adjacent Chapel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 April 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 185474

OS Grid Reference: SD4800851221
OS Grid Coordinates: 348008, 451221
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9545, -2.7938

Location: Stony Lane, Forton, Lancashire PR3 0AR

Locality: Forton
Local Authority: Wyre Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR3 0AR

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Listing Text

FORTON No's 1 and 2
SD 45 SE
Clifton Hill and adjacent chapel
- II
Country house, now divided into 2 houses, 1820 by Richard Gillow.
Sandstone ashlar with hipped slate roofs. 2 storeys. Comprises a central
block with flanking pavilions. Central block has clasping pilasters and a
cornice, and one hay to each side of a 2-bay pedimented projection.
Windows sashed with glazing bars. On the ground floor the right-hand bay
and the right-hand link to the pavilion are covered by a glazed lean-to.
In front of the central projection a single-storey porch with cornice and
blocking course projects further forwards. 0n each side of the door there
is a blind recess. The door has an architrave, and above it an entablature
breaks forward in a shallow ellipse and is supported on 2 Ionic columns.
Each return wall of the porch has a window with pointer head and Gothick
glazing. The pavilions have corner pilasters, a central blind arched
recess, and a window to the left with ashlar reveals. Above the left-hand
link is an added tower of 2 storeys with attic. The garden front is of 3
bays, with one-bay pavilions. The central bay is bowed and has a
tripartite window on each floor. The pavilions also have tripartite
windows, except for the right-hand one on the ground floor which is
modern. Interior has a geometrical stair, with stick balusters and
mahogany handrail, in an oval well. House contains glass from the Low
Countries. Adjoining to the south-west is a former Roman Catholic chapel,
now being converted into living accommodation, said to be of 1878 although
it appears to be of more than one build. Its front wall has twin gables
with projecting purlins, the side walls having round-headed windows.
Inside, there is an open timber roof with 2 king-post trusses, and a
gallery with pitch pine front. The northern end is divided off by 2
adjoining plastered round arches of different sizes, each with a painted

Listing NGR: SD4800851221

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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