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Bispham Hall, Orrell

Description: Bispham Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213588

OS Grid Reference: SD5234602469
OS Grid Coordinates: 352346, 402469
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5167, -2.7201

Location: 38 Crank Road, Pemberton, Wigan WN5 7EU

Locality: Orrell
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WN5 7EU

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Listing Text

SD 50 SW
(west side)
8/31 Bispham Hall
- II*
Large house. 1573 with later extensions. Dressed stone with
ashlar dressings, roof now gone (1986). 3 storeys, 5 gabled
bays, the 2nd and 4th bays project, the 1st and 5th bays
project further and are wider. Base, quoins and some
remaining coping. Most windows have double-chamfered
mullions, probably restorations, and label moulds; most
windows of 5 lights with transom. Ground floor has blocked
window to 2nd bay, inner returns of 1st, 2nd and 5th bays
have 4-light ovolo-mullioned blind windows with painted
glazing. 1st floor has 4-light window to 4th bay and ovolo-
mullioned blind windows to inner returns of 1st, 2nd and 5th
bays. 2nd floor windows have no transoms, apart from 4-light
window to 4th bay. Round-headed entrance has impost blocks,
now blocked, arms under label mould above. Gable to 5th bay
has round feature in coping. Left return has projecting
gabled bay with canted projecting centre originally with
hipped roof and rainwater head dated 1727. Continuous label
moulds to windows, those to ground floor with double-
chamfered mullions of 2 lights with transom those to 1st
floor similar, with ovolo mullions, 2nd floor windows are
ovolo-mullioned but have no transoms. Projecting lateral
stack to right. Right return has projecting lateral stack
with blocked fire windows and later lean-to shed with crow-
stepped gable to front. Projecting gabled bay has ovolo-
mullioned windows, as has extension to right. Rear has
later extensions and a truncated stack, some mullioned
windows and round-headed opening. Interior not inspected,
upper storeys destroyed by fire; Tudor-headed doorway
visible on 2nd floor; said to have large fireplaces,
staircase with turned balusters has probably not survived.
Although extensively damaged, the hall remains one of the
most complete survivals from the C16 in the historic county
of Lancashire.

Listing NGR: SD5245502493

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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