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Lane Ends House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mawdesley, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.6279 / 53°37'40"N

Longitude: -2.7759 / 2°46'33"W

OS Eastings: 348781

OS Northings: 414876

OS Grid: SD487148

Mapcode National: GBR 9V1H.T7

Mapcode Global: WH86C.B2CM

Entry Name: Lane Ends House

Listing Date: 17 April 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184421

Location: Mawdesley, Chorley, Lancashire, L40

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Civil Parish: Mawdesley

Built-Up Area: Towngate

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Mawdesley with Bispham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

MAWDESLEY SMITHY LANE
SD 41 SE
12/167 Lane Ends House
17.4.67
- II*

House. Early C18, with wing of earlier C17. High stone plinth with
chamfered coping, handmade brick, stone slate roof hipped at left end over
front bay of earlier part. Double-depth 2-bay plan added to side of
earlier part, which forms a receding left wing. Two and a half storeys,
symmetrical (except for wing); 2-course 1st floor band, 3-course 2nd floor
band; central door with 6 fielded panels, the topmost shouldered; 2
segmental-headed windows on each floor, all with wooden transoms and
mullions making 6 lights, the lower in the centre a sliding sash, and all
with leaded glazing making 54 panes; breaking the eaves, 2 inserted windows
under hipped dormers; chimneys at right gable and at left junction. To the
left the gable end of the wing (which appears here as a lean-to) is marked
by stone quoins, has 2 segmental-headed stairlights and one similar window
on each floor, all these with glazing like that in the main facade, and a
small lean-to addition to the return wall. Rear: large modern 2-storey
addition to 1st bay; in 2nd bay a segmental-headed 36-pane sash at ground
floor and a segmental-headed cross window with sliding sash and glazing
like that at front; 2 dormers in eaves. Interior (inspected only in part):
rear bay of wing has a large beam with stopped 1/4-round moulding; attic is
Roman Catholic chapel open to the roof, containing large kingpost roof
truss, access to this part being by staircase at junction with wing;
doglegged staircase, with closed string and slim turned balusters.
History: associated with local old Catholic family of Finch since at least
the late C17, and still in their possession; used for mass since C17.
Reference: A. Hewitson ("Atticus") Our Country Churches and Chapels,
(Preston, 1872), p.239. Note on windows: very rare survival of
contemporary glazing.


Listing NGR: SD4878114876

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