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Crawshaw Hall, Rossendale

Description: Crawshaw Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 June 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 185739

OS Grid Reference: SD8091924948
OS Grid Coordinates: 380919, 424948
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7206, -2.2906

Location: Hugh Rake, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 8AG

Locality: Rossendale
Local Authority: Rossendale Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB4 8AG

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Listing Text


6/160 Crawshaw Hall
7.6.1971 (formerly listed under Crawshaw Booth)

Large house, dated 1831 on rainwaterhead at south-east corner. Ashlar, with
low-pitched lead-clad roof concealed by a parapet, various chimneys.
Rectangular triple-pile plan. Two and 3 storeys, all one height. Mix
Georgian and Gothic style, with embattled turrets, sashed windows with
hoodmoulds. Six-bay north and south fronts both have slim octagonal corner
turrets with battlements above the parapet, which has on both fronts 2 steps
containing shields. North entrance front has wide 3-bay 2-storey symmetrical
main facade: single-storey canted porch with Gothic-style glazed and panelled
doors, fanlight with intersecting glazing bars, moulded Tudor arch flanked by
thin buttresses, and embattled parapet; shorter 3-bay 3-storey service wing
continues to right, with central door and square windows. South front to
garden all 2 storeys, a symmetrical; offset to right is a 3-bay 2-storey
canted bay flanked by turrets and with buttresses to the centre terminating
with pinnacles above the parapet, tall cross windows at ground floor, sashed
windows above; to left is a round-headed doorway with 2 glazed panels and
plain fanlight, and 2 plate-glass fixed windows at ground floor, 3 sashed
windows above; to right, one window each floor. East side wall in matching
style. Interior: lateral entrance hallway with black and white
diamond-pattern marble floor, opening onto a parallel side passages, one
containing dog-legged stone staircase. Very elaborate and complete
Gothic-style decorations (restored), principally: study, with carved ivy-leaf
openwork surrounds to windows; drawing room which has moulded plaster frieze
and cornice, carved pelmets to windows, foliated ceiling rose, fireplace with
ogee-shaped carved stone surround (crocketed and pinnacled with candlesticks
carried on pinnacles), and opposed end-wall mirrors with carved canopies; and
dining room with simpler but matching decoration and double doors with Gothic

Listing NGR: SD8091924948

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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