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Ferry House

A Grade II Listed Building in Tarleton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7021 / 53°42'7"N

Longitude: -2.832 / 2°49'55"W

OS Eastings: 345173

OS Northings: 423176

OS Grid: SD451231

Mapcode National: GBR 8TNM.PM

Mapcode Global: WH85Y.G6PQ

Entry Name: Ferry House

Listing Date: 2 December 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357705

Location: Hesketh-with-Becconsall, West Lancashire, Lancashire, PR4

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Civil Parish: Hesketh-with-Becconsall

Built-Up Area: Tarleton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Hesketh with Becconsall All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


4/3 Ferry House
Ferryman's house, now house. Early C18, altered. Mostly handmade brick,
with some repairs in modern brick, roof of slate with stone slate on rear
slope. T-plan: 2 bays with rear stair turret (modern addition to rear of
2nd bay). Two storeys, walls raised and partly rebuilt in C20; doorway
offset slightly right of centre, with pegged wooden surround, gauged brick
segmental head, board door; 2 cross window casements on each floor, all
with segmental heads (glazing renewed); left gable wall has one similar
window on each floor, the lower with original glazing bars. Right hand
gable wall has segmental-headed window at ground floor, modern continuation
to rear. Chimney at right gable; large external chimney stack to rear of
1st bay (parlour). Rear has full-height gabled stair turret with
segmental-headed casement stairlight, 2 little windows at ground floor of
right re-entrant. Interior: housepart in 2nd bay, with direct entry; 1st
bay formerly partitioned into pantry in front and parlour in rear, now all
one room, with a stop-chamfered beam in the parlour end; unusually fine
staircase for a house of this size: doglegged, with moulded string,
rectangular newels, turned balusters, and moulded handrail. History: built
to house ferryman who served crossing of River Douglas on old road from
Becconsall to Much Hoole.

Listing NGR: SD4517323176

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