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Description: Failsworth Lodge (The Lancaster Sports and Social Club)
Date Listed: 13 November 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 212435
OS Grid Reference: SD8870001238
OS Grid Coordinates: 388700, 401238
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5077, -2.1718
SD 80 SE FAILSWORTH BROADWAY
6/31 Failsworth Lodge
24/3/66 Social Club)
House, now sports club. "JEB 1770" (Captain Birch) on door
lintel at rear. Flemish bond brick with slate roof. Double-
depth plan with 5 bays and 3 storeys (plus basement) and
smaller 2-storey wings set back to either side. Stone band
at basement level. Modillion eaves cornice and blocking
course. Central entrance approached by opposed flights of
stone steps has a 6-panel door with decorative fanlight and
open-pediment on pilasters. Window openings have stone
sills, cambered brick arches and C20 casements (although 4-
pane sashes remain on the ground floor). Obtrusive fire
escape stairs in front of wings. Gable chimney stacks and
hipped roofs to wings which project at rear. Small 2-storey
addition to rear which has several blocked windows but
others retaining 12-pane sashes. Interior: ground floor much
altered. Dogleg stair with moulded rail and boxed-in
balusters. 6-panel doors and enriched mantels on upper
floors. Formerly a private school said to have been attended
by Robert Peel. P. Percival, Failsworth Folk and
Failsworth Memories, 1901.
Listing NGR: SD8870001238
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Source: English Heritage
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