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Lower Burgh Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chorley, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.636 / 53°38'9"N

Longitude: -2.6496 / 2°38'58"W

OS Eastings: 357146

OS Northings: 415691

OS Grid: SD571156

Mapcode National: GBR 9VYD.5B

Mapcode Global: WH97C.8VKY

Entry Name: Lower Burgh Hall

Listing Date: 4 January 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1072644

English Heritage Legacy ID: 357553

Location: Chorley, Lancashire, PR7

County: Lancashire

District: Chorley

Town: Chorley

Electoral Ward/Division: Chorley South West

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Chorley All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


5/38 Lower Burgh Hall
- II*

Timber-framed farmhouse, early C17 or earlier. Braced box-frame
construction on high stone plinth, some parts with rendered infill, others
with brick cladding; roof of stone slates with a chimney on the ridge,
one at left side wall and external stone chimney to right side wall.
Three-bay baffle-entry plan, the 1st and 3rd bays built as projecting
crosswings, with projecting stair turret to rear of 2nd bay and C19
2-storey outshut to 2nd and 3rd bays. Two storeys; projecting gables of
wings are brick with C19 windows, centre bay is timber-framed mostly
concealed by render; single storey stone porch with later leanto roof in
angle of right wing has moulded segmental headed opening, a moulded band
following the voussoirs, a corbelled head and a frieze with a circular
chamfered recess flanked by 2 blank shields; under eaves above porch is
wooden mullion window (blocked). Return wall of right wing has dressed
stone chimney stack and exposed timber framing with 2 wooden mullion
windows. Stair turret at rear has similar timber framing.
Interior: arch-bracing to tie-beams of hall part; large stone chimney
stack (probably inserted after first building,replacing original smoke
hood) which has large square moulded stone fireplaces to 1st floor
chambers (modern fireplaces at ground floor possibly concealing earlier
hearths to 2nd and 3rd bays); beams at ground floor of all 3 bays are
rounded with fillet and stops. Rear stair turret incorporates a 1st
floor garderobe chamber with chute to drain, highly unusual in houses of
this size and date.

Listing NGR: SD5714615691

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

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