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Latitude: 53.5815 / 53°34'53"N
Longitude: -2.8253 / 2°49'31"W
OS Eastings: 345455
OS Northings: 409748
OS Grid: SD454097
Mapcode National: GBR 8WQ0.3W
Mapcode Global: WH86J.K7TQ
Entry Name: The Rookery, with Attached Coach House
Listing Date: 1 March 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1196646
English Heritage Legacy ID: 386304
Location: Lathom, West Lancashire, Lancashire, L40
District: West Lancashire
Civil Parish: Lathom
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
SD40NE HALL LANE
663-1/5/66 (West side)
The Rookery, with attached
Vicarage, now private dwelling. Mid to later C19; slightly
altered and recently extended.
Red brick in English bond with blue brick patterning sandstone
dressings and green slate roof with fishscale bands.
L-plan formed by a square double-pile main range with a
service wing to the rear; and now linked (by C20 additions) to
a contemporary coach-house. Gothic (in the style of Street or
Two storeys with an east entrance front of approximately 3
bays, vigorously asymmetrical: in the centre is a
single-storey porch which has a shouldered stone doorway with
Tudor-arched 3-light overlight, bands of checker-work at
impost level, and a steeply-pitched half-hipped roof with
plain bargeboards and a branched cast-iron finial; above the
porch, a turret-like half-dormer with a cross-window and
steeply-pitched hipped roof with a similar finial; to the left
is an extruded chimney stack with slight offsets of tumbled
brick and a vertical panel with a stone shield at the top (and
rebuilt flues above); and to the right is a steeply-gabled bay
which has a mullion-and-transom 6-light window at ground floor
with a brick relieving arch, a tall cross-window at 1st floor
with arched patterning above, plain barge boarding and a
finial like the others.
The south front (to the garden), of 2 bays under unequal
gables, has a stone canted bay window at ground floor to the
left, and 6-light windows like that at the front. The west
side is in similar style, but has an added conservatory.
The coach-house at the rear, recently altered, is rectangular,
2 storeys and 3 windows, formerly symmetrical; with a doorway
in the centre, a window above this with a gablet over, a coach
garage to the right with a chamfered wooden lintel, and a
garage to the left altered as a loose box, loading doors over
each of these, and a half-hipped roof with finials.
HISTORY: built as parsonage to Lathom Park Chapel of St John.
Forms a group with Lathom Park CE Primary School approx. 250m.
south (q.v.), with Preston Lodges on the east side of the road
(q.v.), and with The Croppers approx. 150m north (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SD4545509748
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