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Latitude: 53.954 / 53°57'14"N
Longitude: -2.8087 / 2°48'31"W
OS Eastings: 347029
OS Northings: 451183
OS Grid: SD470511
Mapcode National: GBR 8QTQ.QB
Mapcode Global: WH84L.TWQ4
Entry Name: Crookhey Hall
Listing Date: 7 March 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1071793
English Heritage Legacy ID: 182135
Location: Cockerham, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2
Civil Parish: Cockerham
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire
Church of England Parish: Cockerham St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Blackburn
SD 45 SE COCKERHAM
12/62 Crookhey Hall
Country House, now used as school. 1874 by Waterhouse. Snecked sandstone
rubble with slate roofs. 2 storeys with attic. Main front, facing
north-west, asymmetrical. Windows have ovolo-moulded mullions and are sashed
with no glazing bars. Slim 4-storey tower rises behind porte-cochere, with
chimney to left of steep hipped roof. To the left of the tower are 3 bays, 2
with attic dormers. Further left is a gabled cross-wing having an 8-light
mullioned and transomed ground-floor window, and mullioned windows above.
Further left is another bay. At the far left is a gabled bay, jettied
forwards at 1st floor level on stone corbels. Towards the front of the
left-hand return wall is a circular turret with conical roof. The range to
the right of the entrance and tower has a gabled projection with a central
buttress which incorporates a 1st floor oriel and is surmounted by a tall
multi-shafted chimney. The porte-cochère has moulded elliptical arches,
corner turrets with finials and angle buttresses, and 2 intersecting pitched
roofs. Inside timber ribs for a skeleton vault. Inside the house is an
entrance hall with a 1st floor gallery with timber front and coving under.
The open timber roof has arch-braced collars and is partly glazed with painted
glass. In an alcove is a fireplace with timber surround and overmantel, with
gothic detail and with ornament incorporating birds: the house was built for
Colonel Bird. Other original fireplaces remain.
Listing NGR: SD4702951183
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