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Description: Blake Hall Farmhouse
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 185917
OS Grid Reference: SD5369238317
OS Grid Coordinates: 353692, 438317
Latitude/Longitude: 53.8390, -2.7052
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SD 53 SW GOOSNARGH LANGLEY LANE (off)
4/70 Blake Hall Farmhouse
Farmhouse, probably the altered remains of a reduced C16 H-plan hall-house.
Roughcast brick with stone quoins, slate roof. T-plan: one-bay hall range
with 2-bay crosswing on the left. Two storeys; present door close to
junction with wing; externally the features of interest are mullioned
windows in the front and rear of the hall part: to the right of the door a
stone mullion window of 5 lights with ovolo and fillet mullions, jambs, and
head, chamfered sill; at the rear a recessed 6-light window on each floor,
the lower with a hood mould, both recessed with chamfered mullions and all
rendered over, and to the left of that at 1st floor a little square window
like a firewindow. Interior: very substantial timbers on both floors of
both parts, principally: in the hall part one lateral and 2 longitudinal
beams with cyma-stopped broad chamfer; in the partition between this and
the present entrance passage, visible only in the passage, the back of an
exceptionally large hearth beam or bressummer (on the landing above an
irregular projection which may be part of the smoke hood); at 1st floor
similar chamfered beams, including 3 in the crosswing which suggest that
the roof space contains trusses of corresponding interest. History: C16
and C17 home of the Midgehall family; a Catholic missionary priest, Thomas
Whitaker, captured at "Mr. Midgehall's of Blake Hall in Goosnargh" in 1643,
was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Lancaster in 1646. Formerly contained
carved oak table lettered "A.M.1630". Reference: Fishwick Goosnargh
pp.168-71. (Other similarly reduced houses in this parish include
Bullsnape Hall, and Ashes White Hill and White Lee farmhouses q.v.).
Listing NGR: SD5373938308
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Source: English Heritage
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