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Latitude: 53.8091 / 53°48'32"N
Longitude: -2.3699 / 2°22'11"W
OS Eastings: 375738
OS Northings: 434815
OS Grid: SD757348
Mapcode National: GBR CSWD.Q9
Mapcode Global: WH96Q.KJP8
Entry Name: Read Hall
Listing Date: 1 April 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1164581
English Heritage Legacy ID: 183524
Location: Read, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB12
District: Ribble Valley
Civil Parish: Read
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: St John's, Read and St Peter's, Simonstone
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 73 SE
7/39 Read Hall
Large house, 1818-25 by George Webster of Kendal on site of earlier
mansion. Sandstone ashlar with hipped slate roofs. 2 storeys with attic.
South front symmetrical, of 9 bays with cornice and blocking course, and
clasping pilasters with sinkings. The 3 central bays project as a bow and
have a dome, and a Tuscan colonnade in front of the ground floor
supporting a balcony with iron railings. The present windows are mid C20
steel casements with glazing bars. The window sills are said to have been
lowered. The west front is of 3 bays, the central bay projecting slightly
and having a tetrastyle Ionic portico. On the east side the main block is
of 3 bays. Set back to its right is a rear wing of 3 bays which could
contain remains of a C18 house. Inside, the principal ground-floor rooms
have plasterwork with Grecian detailing in strong relief. The long
entrance hall is divided by 4 Ionic columns arranged in a square. Domed
stair hall has geometric stair with iron balusters, rising in one flight
and returning in 2 curved ones.
Listing NGR: SD7573834815
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