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Hollowforth Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodplumpton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.8228 / 53°49'22"N

Longitude: -2.7557 / 2°45'20"W

OS Eastings: 350349

OS Northings: 436544

OS Grid: SD503365

Mapcode National: GBR 9S67.6C

Mapcode Global: WH85D.M5YQ

Entry Name: Hollowforth Hall

Listing Date: 13 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361667

English Heritage Legacy ID: 185976

Location: Woodplumpton, Preston, Lancashire, PR4

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Civil Parish: Woodplumpton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Woodplumpton St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


4/129 Hollowforth Hall


House, mainly 1850 s but incorporating parts of a farmhouse of late C17
or early C18. Red brick with rusticated quoins of yellow-brick,
sandstone dressings (including many ex situ fragments from former Preston
Parish church, demolished c.1853), fishscale slate roofs with projecting
eaves. Approximately rectangular plan 4x4 bays, with the earlier 3-bay
baffle-entry house in the east side. Two storeys, in Jacobean style;
south front of 3 unequal gables stepped back from right to left and a
west wing at the left end, with the earlier house forming a receding east
wing to the right, set back with a porch in the angle. Embattled
single-storey porch has Tudor-arched entrance with moulded sandstone
surround, stone battlements and large crocketed finial on the corner; to
the left each gable has a lozenge attic light, plain barge boards with
apex finial, but otherwise they differ: the centre has a single-storey
canted bay window of stone with embattled parapet, a 6-light mullioned
and transomed window with a hoodmould above, the left has a tall
mullioned and transomed window at ground floor (the lights round-headed
with hollow spandrels), and an altered window above, and the right has a
tall segmental-headed window with margin panes, a shorter altered one
above with figured keystone. On the east side, set back, is a stuccoed
screen wall with an arched doorway and parapet embellished with another
ex situ crocketed finial, and behind this the 3-bay side wall of the
earlier house, stuccoed, with embattled parapet and crocketed finials at
the corners, has 3 openings on each floor, including an altered doorway
at the junction of the 2nd and 3rd bays and at 1st floor recessed square
12-pane sashes with hoodmoulds. Rear and west side in similar style, the
rear having in addition a gabled porch with various ex situ carved stones
and massive lintel, and inside this a re-set datestone lettered H
Interior: in east wing, the housepart of the former farmhouse has an
inglenook fireplace with heck, cyma-stopped chamfered bressummer, 2 boxed
beams, dentilled cornice, and opposite the fireplace an alcove formerly
occupied by built-in C18 organ; service end to south of this has built-in
cupboards with shouldered fielded panels; elsewhere the internal
decoration is in Gothick style, with trefoil-headed panelled dado,
Tudor-arched doorways, vine friezes, etc; drawing room has ex situ
Tudor-style C19 fireplace formerly in Samlesbury Hall (Samlesbury CP,
South Ribble). Extensive repairs to roof of east wing in progress at
time of survey. History: home of Threlfall Family (Richard, 1840-70,
wine merchant, mayor of Preston 1855; Richard 1861-1932, physicist, 1st
professor of Physics at University of Sydney, Australia). Reference:
George Jackson Woodplumpton & its Families Religion, Houses, 1971.

Listing NGR: SD5034936544

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