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Description: Runshaw Hall
Date Listed: 21 February 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 357634
OS Grid Reference: SD5405420165
OS Grid Coordinates: 693544, 398703
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4034, 2.4150
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SD 52 SW EUXTON RUNSHAW LANE
2/117 Runshaw Hall
Large house, dated 1862, now restaurant. Red brick with yellow stone
dressings, hipped slate roof with bracketed eaves, various chimneys.
Rectangular plan 6 x 3 boys. Two storeys: Italianate style with eclectic
decoration. Entrance front at south end, where 1st bay breaks forward
slightly; stone plinth, 2 bands at 1st floor level, rusticated quoins
to all corners (vermiculated at ground floor level); doorcase close to
angle with flat bay composed of panelled pilasters and heavily moulded
entablature with a cornice, and suspended from the capitals of the
pilasters prominent carved clumps of foliage; above this at 1st floor
a window with banded jambs and stone head with segmental cornice. Left
of door, 1st bay has a window on each floor with elaborately carved
stone architraves: at ground floor a pedimented entablature carried by
free-standing columns to the pediment and by flanking pilasters all with
elaborately carved capitals; at 1st floor a Venetian window with moulded
pilasters and cornices to the margin lights. Right of door is a large
tripartite window with a cornice, and above this a pair of sashed windows
with banded jambs and a cornice; the upper leaf of the sashed windows
here (and of some at the sides) has round-headed glazing. West front has
at left end 2 coupled bays (breaking forwards slightly) with interlocking
pedimented gables and banded quoins, the left of these with a prominent
semicircular 2-storey bay; east front has in the centre a pedimented
gabled bay which breaks forward slightly, with banded quoins, and left
of this at ground floor a service door with decorative head dated 1862;
other features of these 2 sides are of less interest. At north west
corner is an attached square-sectioned tower with a flat-roofed belvedere
topped by ornamental railings. Interior: contains some contemporary
Listing NGR: SD5405420165
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Source: English Heritage
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