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Sunnyside Diocesan Conference Centre, Rossendale

Description: Sunnyside Diocesan Conference Centre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 June 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 185744

OS Grid Reference: SD8091325126
OS Grid Coordinates: 380913, 425126
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7222, -2.2907

Location: Pinner Lane, Rawtenstall, Lancashire BB4 8AG

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

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Listing Text


2/165 Sunnyside Diocesan
7.6.1971 Conference Centre
(formerly listed under Crawshaw Booth)
- II

Large house, various builds of uncertain date, but substantially late C19.
Coursed sandstone, hipped stone slate roof concealed by a parapet, with
various chimneys. U-plan, 5 bays with receding wings. Two storeys,
symmetrical E-plan facade in Jacobean Style with projecting 5-sided 2-storey
porch and similar 2-storey bays with corner finials; porch has wide
Tudor-arched windows with Y-tracery and latticed doors in left and front
sides, sashed windows above, and present door under arched canopy in right
side; 2nd and 4th bays have a 5-light mullion window on each floor, polygonal
outer bays have similar windows on all sides on both floors. At left end is
an old square-section rainwater spout with 3 fixing brackets lettered at the
sides "M" and "F", a large decorated lead tank beneath dated "1695" (all these
probably ex situ). Left return wall has inter alia a large projecting
2-storey bay with chamfered corners and large high-transomed window at ground
floor, and a similar window in the wall to the rear. Interior: pendant
plaster ceilings in 2 ground floor rooms of left wing; ex situ wood panelling,
etc., said to be from Whalley Abbey.

Listing NGR: SD8091325126

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Source: English Heritage

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