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Claughton Hall Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Claughton, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0927 / 54°5'33"N

Longitude: -2.6643 / 2°39'51"W

OS Eastings: 356650

OS Northings: 466518

OS Grid: SD566665

Mapcode National: GBR 9PT3.ZM

Mapcode Global: WH957.1DK8

Entry Name: Claughton Hall Farmhouse

Listing Date: 4 October 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1071677

English Heritage Legacy ID: 182369

Location: Claughton, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Civil Parish: Claughton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Hornby with Claughton

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text

CLAUGHTON A683 (off )
SD 56 NE

7/74 Claughton Hall Farmhouse

House, possibly c.1600 with C15th remains. Formerly a wing of Claughton
Hall (q.v.), it remained on its original site after the main part of the
house was dismantled and rebuilt. Sandstone rubble with stone slate roof.
2 storeys. North-east facade has a wing projecting forwards, abutting a
small 2-storey outshut and an adjacent projecting chimney on the front
wall of the house. To their left is a wide entrance with segmental arch
and chamfered surrround, now a window. To the right of this is a narrow
doorway with chamfered surround. Further right is a tall window with
chamfered surround. On the 1st floor are 2 windows with rendered
surrounds. Above the door is a carved stone with the shield of arms of the
Croft family held by a figure, and a lintel inscribed: 'T[?]IC 1673.' The
right-hand part of the facade has a one-light chamfered window to the left
of the door, and a 4-light rebated and chamfered mullioned window to the
right. On the 1st floor are 2-light and 4-light hollow-chamfered mullioned
windows. The door has plain reveals, and is of 2 panels with vertical
battens. Chimney on left-hand gable projects on 1st floor corbels. Chimney
on right-hand gable reconstructed: this gable corresponds with the gable
at the left of the main facade of the present Claughton Hall. The
north-west wall of the projecting wing has, set above a re-tooled C19th
window, a stone in the shape of an inverted V with a carved head and a
scratched date: '1?15'. The south-east wall of this wing has, at the left,
an door and window with cement surround. To the right is a door with plain
reveals and concrete lintel flanked by windows with plain reveals. Inside
this right-hand part of the wing are 2 roof trusses, with a 3rd truss
above a dividing wall at the left. The right-hand truss has a curved brace
from the tie beam to a jowled principal post within the north-west wall.
The truss to its left has an empty mortise for a similar brace. There are
no similar mortise holes at the opposite ends of the tie beams: this
suggests that only one wall was timber-framed. The purlins have short
straight wind braces. The thin scantling of the timber suggests a
post-medieval date, but the original purpose of this building, which may
have been free-standing, is uncertain. The interior of the farmhouse has
large chamfered main ceiling joists, and common joists laid flat. A
reconstructed stair has turned oak balusters.

Listing NGR: SD5665066518

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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