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Read Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Read, Lancashire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1164581

English Heritage Legacy ID: 183524

Location: Read, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, BB12

County: Lancashire

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

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Listing Text

READ
SD 73 SE
7/39 Read Hall
1-4-1953
- II*
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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