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Cornerstone

A Grade II Listed Building in West Lancashire, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5685 / 53°34'6"N

Longitude: -2.8858 / 2°53'8"W

OS Eastings: 341431

OS Northings: 408347

OS Grid: SD414083

Mapcode National: GBR 8W95.0J

Mapcode Global: WH86H.NK0Q

Entry Name: Cornerstone

Listing Date: 18 January 1972

Last Amended: 1 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197068

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386418

Location: West Lancashire, Lancashire, L39

County: Lancashire

District: West Lancashire

Town: West Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Scott

Built-Up Area: Ormskirk

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Ormskirk St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Liverpool

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Listing Text


ORMSKIRK

SD4108SW THE STILES
663-1/7/177 (North side)
18/01/72 No.15
Cornerstone
(Formerly Listed as:
BURSCOUGH STREET
(West side)
No.29A)

GV II

Building of unknown function, in process of conversion as
restaurant at time of survey. Probably late C17 or very early
C18; altered in early C19 and subsequently.
Coursed squared sandstone with quoins, stone slate roof.
Cruciform plan formed by main range of 3 structural bays on
north-south axis, with east and west outshuts to the centre.
Now 2 storeys, slightly raised, but perhaps formerly one tall
storey; with a high chamfered plinth to all sides except the
south end.
The east and west sides of the north end of the main range
each have a tall cross-window with chamfered flush mullion and
transom and cavetto-moulded hoodmould, and next to this (left
and right respectively) a segmental-headed doorway, that on
the west side now enclosed by a widening of the outshut which
abuts the right-hand jamb of the cross-window, and itself has
a 2-light mullioned window also with a chamfered flush
mullion.
The north gable wall, which is very thick, terminates below
the present roof line (which has a shallower pitch) the top
portion of the wall being stepped back and rendered.
The south side of the east outshut has openings to both
floors: a C19 window on each floor, and a doorway at 1st floor
approached by recently-altered steps.
The south side of the west outshut has recently been extended
to the south-west corner; and the south gable (the entrance
front) has recently inserted openings.
INTERIOR: the north bay has a higher floor, and vacant sockets
in the masonry suggest it was formerly partitioned from the
centre by timber-framing partition; the west outshut has a
timber lintel (or wallplate of formerly lower eaves) and the
east outshut formerly had a similar lintel; the early
extension to the west outshut contains a stone bowl or piscina
built into the wall below the 2-light window; and the roof has
two C19 queen-post trusses of bolted softwood.


Listing NGR: SD4143108347

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