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A Grade II Listed Building in Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen

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Latitude: 53.6797 / 53°40'46"N

Longitude: -2.4648 / 2°27'53"W

OS Eastings: 369393

OS Northings: 420460

OS Grid: SD693204

Mapcode National: GBR CT7W.5N

Mapcode Global: WH978.3RJY

Entry Name: Woodlands

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072411

English Heritage Legacy ID: 184693

Location: Darwen, Blackburn with Darwen, BB3

County: Blackburn with Darwen

Civil Parish: Darwen

Built-Up Area: Darwen

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Darwen St Barnabas

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


4/22 Woodlands

Manufacturer's mansion, 1860's. Red and blue brick with stone
dressings, steeply-pitched slate roofs with shaped gables, various
chimneys with weathered caps. Two linked but unequal ranges giving
a 4-bay south front, a 2-bay east end, and a shorter 4-bay entrance
front to the carriage drive. Basement and 2½ storeys: in Jacobean
style with diaper patterning, 2 bands between floors, prominent moulded
cornice bearing a balustrade with urn finials linking the gables. The
second bay of the entrance front is a rectangular 2½ storey gabled bay which
has in its left side a raised front door protected by a large single-storey
round-arched stone porch in Rennaissance style, with steps to the front
and a balustrade in the side arch, and in the wall above a large carved
stone shield in a panel. Most windows to ground and 1st floors are 4
and 3 lights with moulded wooden frames and high transoms, attic windows
in gables are of 2 lights. Left return wall has 2 gables, and a large
rectangular bay window to ground floor, approached by balustraded steps.
South (garden) side has 3 gables, and the 2nd bay is set back and has at
ground floor a semi-circular bay window with stone parapet. Interior:
extravagant Renaissance and Jacobean style decoration and fittings,
principally a panelled entrance hall and Jacobean style staircase;
moulded plaster frieze, cornice and ceiling of the drawing room and dining
room, and the chimney pieces in these rooms: in the former, classical with
superimposed orders enclosing a picture in a moulded surround: in the
latter, of Jacobean style wooden panelling with a heavy entablature;
radiator cabinets designed in matching style.

Listing NGR: SD6939320460

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

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