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Description: Penwortham Hall (Incorporating Penwortham Lodge)
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 357991
OS Grid Reference: SD5315127223
OS Grid Coordinates: 353151, 427223
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7393, -2.7117
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SD 52NW PENWORTHAM PARK LANE
4/86 Penwortham Hall (incorporating
11.11.1966 Penwortham Lodge)
(Formerly listed as Penwortham Lodge)
House, 1801, with early C19 addition (known as Penwortham Lodge). Ashlar
and brick, hipped slate roof concealed by a parapet. Square 5 bay plan
plus shallow extension on south side which is 3 bays wide. Two storeys
and basement, in classical style: plinth, band, moulded cornice and low
parapet; sashed windows with glazing bars, except one at the side and one
at the back which have been replaced by doors. Symmetrical west front has
large porch with paired Ionic columns, and an entablature with dentilled
and moulded cornice and a parapet; doorway with margin lights between
pilasters and columns, all under an elliptical fanlight with radiating glazing
bars. South front (Lodge) is brick, 3 bays, 3 storeys and basement,
symmetrical, and has a raised entrance with pedimented stone doorcase,
margin lights, and a doorway with a fanlight which has radiating glazing
bars; there are sashed windows with glazing bars on the 1st and 2nd floors,
and at ground floor the window on the left is similar with margin lights,
while that on the right has casements. Interior: has been mutilated by
division into flats, but contains 2 good open well cantilevered staircases,
window shutters, some fragments of original vine friezes, and one original
fireplace. History: built by John Horrocks, founding partner of Horrocks,
Miller and Co., the largest cotton firm in Preston, and sold to William
Marshall in 1829. (Lancs Record Office, DDHS: A. Horrocks "Brief History
of the Horrocks Family"; auction notice in Preston Pilot 18 July 1829).
Listing NGR: SD5315127223
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Source: English Heritage
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